REVENUE AND TAXATION
ILLEGAL DRUG STAMP TAX ACT
63-4206. Confidentiality of stamp purchases and redetermination — Immunity from prosecution — Penalty for disclosure. (1) No person applying to purchase or purchasing illegal drug tax stamps is required to give his name, address, social security number or other identifying information.
(2) No commissioner, deputy, clerk, agent or employee of the commission, and no person formerly holding such a position, may divulge or make known to any person any information obtained from a person applying to purchase or purchasing illegal drug tax stamps or seeking a redetermination by the commission of an assessment for illegal drug taxes or penalties imposed in this chapter. Any person violating this provision shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall forfeit his office or employment and shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years; provided, any information obtained from a person seeking a redetermination of an assessment for taxes or penalties may be used within the commission or in any action in court brought for the collection, remission, cancellation or refund, in whole or in part of the taxes or penalties. Provided further, the provisions of this section do not prohibit exchanges of information within the commission necessary for the processing of purchases of illegal drug tax stamps.
(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of Idaho law, no information obtained by the commission from a person applying to purchase or purchasing illegal drug tax stamps or seeking a redetermination by the commission of an assessment for illegal drug taxes or penalties imposed in this chapter, may be used against him in any criminal proceeding or for investigatory purposes leading to other evidence of a crime unless it is independently obtained; otherwise, nothing in this chapter provides immunity of any kind to any person from criminal prosecution under Idaho law.
(4) The provisions of this section do not prohibit the commission from publishing statistics that do not disclose the identity of persons purchasing illegal drug stamps or the actual contents of particular applications, reports, forms or returns.
[63-4206, added 1990, ch. 179, sec. 6, p. 381.]