Permit to Stamp Imported Tobacco

Apply for a Permit to Stamp Imported Tobacco. Retailers need the permit to stamp imported tobacco products with the Nova Scotia Pantone purple coloured stamp for resale at retail stores in Nova Scotia. The permit is valid for 1 year.

By law, retailers must have a Permit to Stamp Imported Tobacco to stamp imported tobacco products with the Nova Scotia Pantone purple coloured stamp for resale at retail stores in Nova Scotia.

Eligibility

You need to be:

  • a tobacco retailer
  • in compliance with Registry of Joint Stock Companies

How to apply

  1. Call the Provincial Tax Commission to review the application details.
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. Send your completed application by mail. Or drop it off at the Business Registration Unit.

How long it takes

It should take 2 weeks to get the permit. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

There is no cost to apply for the permit, but a deposit may be required as specified by legislation.

Renewal

You need to renew your Permit to Stamp Imported Tobacco each year. You should get a renewal notice in the mail before the renewal date. It’s your responsibility to renew on time.

The permit will not be renewed if you have any outstanding accounts with the Government of Nova Scotia.

Application form


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