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West Virginia Legislators Propose Quadrupling Tobacco Tax

As part of a proposal to phase out the state’s business and inventory tax, legislators in West Virginia have introduced a bill that would raise...
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Wyoming Tobacco Tax Hike Fails

Once again, an effort in Wyoming to increase the taxes charged on cigars and other tobacco products has failed. H.B. 0205 would have increased the...
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Kentucky Tobacco Tax Increase Proposal Clears House Committee

The Kentucky House Budget Committee has passed a bill that would nearly double the state’s taxes on cigars. H.B. 32 would increase the tax on...
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Chicago’s Tobacco Tax Deemed Illegal by Court

A legal process that has gone on for nearly three-and-a-half years came to an end today, as the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that an additional...
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Virginia Governor Calls for Tobacco Tax Increase

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam unveiled his 2020-2022 budget proposal today, which included a doubling of the state’s tobacco tax rate from 10 percent to 20...
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Omaha, Neb. Extends Tobacco Tax Indefinitely

Since 2013, smokers in Omaha have been paying an additional three percent tax on their tobacco. While that tax had a sunset clause of 2022,...
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Several Colorado Tobacco Tax Increases Pass

On Tuesday, voters in several Colorado counties and cities were presented with ballot measures asking whether or not to impose a new tax on tobacco...
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Premium Cigars Removed From Proposed Federal Tobacco Tax

A proposed change to how tobacco products are taxed appears to be moving forward without any changes to how cigars are taxed at the federal...
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Eagle, Colo. Rejects Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase, Tobacco Tax

While Eagle County approved an ordinance raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old this week, the county seat of Eagle rejected a...
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Eagle County, Colo. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age, Sends Tax Increase to Voters

Like many of its neighboring municipalities have done in recent weeks, Eagle County has voted in favor of raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco...
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California Closing Another Cigar Tax Loophole

For the second time in the last year, the State of California is closing a tax loophole used by cigar companies. Effective Oct. 1, 2019,...
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