Taxes

North Carolina Cigar Tax Cap Signed Into Law

Beginning July 1, 2022, cigar shoppers in North Carolina will likely begin to see lower prices for the cigars they buy. Last night, Gov. Roy…

Michigan’s Governor Signs Permanent Cigar Tax Cap Into Law

On Thursday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed HB 4485 into law, a bill that will permanently extend the state’s current 50-cent cap, which in turn…

Michigan Senate Approves Cap on Cigar Tax

A proposed permanent cap on the cigar tax in Michigan took a big step forward this week, as the Michigan State Senate gave its approval…

$96 Billion Tobacco Tax Hike Removed from Build Back Better Act Draft

The most recent version of the $1.75 trillion reconciliation bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, does not include an increase on taxes for…

PCA Sends Letter to White House Objecting to Proposed $96 Billion Tobacco Tax Hikes

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has sent a letter to the White House objecting to the tobacco taxes included in the Build Back Better Act,…

House Tax Bill Includes Massive Cigar Tax Increase

The new major tax bill proposed by Democrats in the House of Representatives would dramatically increase the federal taxes on tobacco products, including more than…

Michigan Senator Proposes Cigar Tax Increase

While one bill in the Michigan Legislature is looking to permanently extend the 50-cent cap on the state’s tax on cigars, another bill introduced this…

Maine Cigar Tax Hike Defeated for Now, Avoids Most Expensive Tax in the U.S.

Maine’s cigar tax will remain at its current level, at least for now. The Maine House of Representatives Committee on Taxation refused to advance H.P. 1039…

North Carolina Tax Proposal Would Charge Tobacco Tax for Online Sales, Introduce Tax Cap for Cigars

A major tax bill working its way through the North Carolina legislature includes massive changes to the way cigars are taxed in the state. H.B….

California Cigar Tax Rate Increasing in July

Every year, the tax rate for other tobacco products—including cigars— in California changes. This year, it will be increasing by more than 10 percent. Effective,…

Michigan House Approves Permanent 50-Cent Cap on Cigar Tax

On Tuesday, the Michigan House of Representatives voted to approve a permanent extension to the 50-cent cap on the state’s cigar tax, a move that…