Taxes

Ohio Senate Moving Forward With Proposed Budget, Capped Cigar Tax Change (Update)

Last night, the Ohio Senate Finance Committee passed an over 4,000-page version of the proposed two-year $71.3 billion operating budget, which would change the price…

Cigar Tax Hike Stopped in Louisiana

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has announced that it has successfully defeated a proposed tax hike on cigars and pipes in…

Ohio Senate Proposes Tobacco Tax Increase

In its new budget proposal, the Ohio Senate has included an increase in the tax on other tobacco products, including cigars, from 17 percent to 22.5…

Pennsylvania Governor’s Budget Defeated, Massive Cigar Tax Avoided (Update)

On Monday, cigar smokers around the U.S. got a big win as the budget of Gov. Tom Wolf (D) was defeated in Pennsylvania. That budget…

Kansas Governor Formally Introdudes Tobacco Tax Increase

Earlier this year, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (R) indicated that as part of his effort to lower state income taxes to zero, he would likely…

Bill Allowing Louisiana Parishes To Impose Additional Tobacco Taxes Gets Put on Hold

A bill in the Louisiana House of Representatives that would allow parishes in the state to impose additional tobacco taxes if approved by voters has…

Ketchikan, Alaska Lawmakers Pushing for Tobacco Tax

A group of lawmakers in Ketchikan, Alaska is pushing to get an island-wide tobacco tax increase approved, something they weren’t able to do in 2010….

Cigar Tax Slashing Bill Introduced in Minnesota

A bill that would slash the cigar tax in Minnesota from $3.50 per cigar to just $0.50 per stick has been introduced to the state legislature….

Costlier West Virginia Tobacco Tax Increase Proposed

Earlier this year we reported on a proposed increase in the taxes charged on other tobacco products (OTP) in the state of West Virginia. While…

Proposed 40 Percent Cigar Tax in Pennsylvania

Last year, S.B. 1292 was introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature. The proposed legislation would have increased the excise tax sold on cigars in Pennsylvania from…

North Dakota Says No to Second Tobacco Tax Increase

On the heels of the state’s House of Representatives saying no to a tax increase, the North Dakota Senate did the same thing on Wednesday…