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Texas Laws | Alcoholic Beverage Code

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 375 (S.B. 1370), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005. (5977)

Amended by: (5978)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 846 (S.B. 880), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2015. (5979)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 847 (S.B. 881), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (5980)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 847 (S.B. 881), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2015. (5981)


Sec. 206.01. RECORDS. (5983)(Text)

(a) A permittee who distills, rectifies, manufactures, or receives any liquor shall make and keep a record of each day's production or receipt of liquor and the amount of tax stamps purchased by the permittee. A permittee other than a retailer shall make and keep a record of each sale of liquor and to whom the sale is made. Each transaction shall be entered on the day it occurs. Permittees shall make and keep any other records required by the commission. All required records shall be kept available for inspection by the commission or its authorized representatives for at least four years. All required records may be retained in electronic or microfiche formats and may be retained on or off the premises of the permittee, consistent with the requirements of this section. (5984)

(b) No person may fail or refuse to make and retain for at least four years any record required by this section. (5985)

(c) No person may fail or refuse to keep any record required by this section open for inspection by the commission or its duly authorized representatives during reasonable office hours. (5986)

(d) No person may knowingly, with intent to defraud, make or cause to be made any false entry in any record required by this section or with like intent, alter or cause to be altered any item in one of those records. (5987)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 543, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 934, Sec. 102, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 626, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (5988)

Sec. 206.02. PROOF OF TAXES DUE. (5989)(Text)

In a suit or claim by the attorney general for taxes due, he may attach or file as an exhibit a report or audit of a permittee or licensee with an affidavit made by the administrator or his representative stating that the taxes shown to be due by the report or audit are past due and unpaid and that all payments and credits have been allowed. Unless the opposing party files an answer in the same form and manner as required by Rule 185, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, the audit or report constitutes prima facie evidence of the taxes due. The provisions of Rule 185 are applicable to a suit to collect taxes under this section. (5990)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 544, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (5991)

Sec. 206.03. IMPORTATION WITHOUT TAX STAMP. (5992)(Text)

A person commits an offense if he imports or transports liquor into this state without the proper state tax stamps affixed to the containers if the liquor is consigned to, intended for delivery to, or being transported to a person or place inside this state unless the liquor is consigned to a holder of a permit authorizing the importation of liquor. (5993)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 544, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (5994)


(a) No person may transport or ship or cause to be transported or shipped any alcoholic beverage into any area in this state in which the state has ceded police jurisdiction to the federal government or any of its agencies unless the containers or packages holding those alcoholic beverages have a Texas tax stamp affixed if required by this code. (5996)

(b) Common carriers are not required to see that tax stamps are affixed. (5997)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 544, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (5998)

Sec. 206.05. UNMUTILATED STAMPS. (5999)(Text)

No person may possess, buy, sell, or offer to buy or sell any empty carton, case, package, keg, barrel, bottle, or any other kind of alcoholic beverage container on which the state tax stamps have not been mutilated or defaced. (6000)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 544, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (6001)

Sec. 206.06. FORGERY OR COUNTERFEITING. (6002)(Text)

(a) In this section, "counterfeit" or "forged" means printed, manufactured or made by, or under the direction of, or issued, sold, or circulated by a person not authorized to do so under the provisions of this code. (6003)

(b) No person may forge or counterfeit a stamp provided for in this code or print, engrave, make, issue, sell, circulate, or possess with intent to use, sell, circulate, or pass a forged or counterfeit stamp or place or cause to be placed any forged or counterfeit stamp on any container of alcoholic beverage. (6004)

(c) No person may print, engrave, make, issue, sell, or circulate with intent to defraud or knowingly possess a forged or counterfeit permit, license, official signature, certificate, evidence of tax payment, or other instrument. (6005)

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