Taxes

Senate Bill Would Dramatically Increase Taxes on Cigars, Other Tobacco Products

A bill aimed at reducing maternal mortality introduced last month in the U.S. Senate would dramatically increase the federal excise taxes paid on tobacco products,…

Michigan Representative Introduces Bill Extending Cigar Tax Cap

A Michigan state representative has introduced a bill that would permanently extend the state’s 50-cent tax cap on premium cigars, which is currently set to…

Bill Seeking to Raise Minnesota’s Tobacco Taxes Moving Forward

A bill in the Minnesota Legislature that seeks to raise tobacco taxes in the state—including a drastic increase in the state’s cigar tax—took its first…

Mississippi House Passes Tax Reform Bill That Would Increase Cigar Taxes

A bill in the Mississippi legislature that would provide a number of changes to the state’s tax laws would increase the tax on premium cigars…

North Dakota House of Representatives Reject Cigar Tax Increase

This week, the North Dakota House of Representatives soundly rejected a pair of bills to increase tobacco taxes in the state, including one that would…

Virginia Extends Tobacco Tax to Mail Order Transactions

Out-of-state cigar retailers who ship cigars to customers in Virginia are now required to include the state’s excise tax on cigars as part of the…

Oregon’s Cigar Tax Cap Increases Today

Cigars in Oregon will be getting a bit more expensive today, as a tax increase approved by voters in November has gone into effect. The…

Colorado’s Tobacco Tax Increase Begins Today

Colorado already had one of the highest cigar tax rates in the country, and today it has gotten even higher. Proposition EE, which was approved…

Missouri Bill Would Allow Cities to Enact Local Tobacco Taxes

When the Missouri State Legislature kicks off its 2021 session, it will be considering a bill that would allow local municipalities to increase the tax…

Bill Would Cap New Jersey’s Cigar Tax at 50 Cents

A new bill introduced in the New Jersey Assembly could substantially lower the tax on cigars in the state. Rep. Brian Bergen, R-Denville, has introduced…

Bill Could Increase New York Cigar Tax to 129 Percent

A bill proposed in the New York State Assembly would make it the most expensive state in the country to buy cigars, effectively doubling the…