Taxes

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…

Canada’s Proposed Budget Includes Increased Tobacco Taxes

Canada is rarely thought of as a place to buy premium cigars affordably, and there is a good chance that the United States’ northern neighbor…

Another U.S. Senate Bill Seeks Massive Federal Tax Increase on Cigars, Other Tobacco Products

Another bill seeking to “close loopholes” in the federal tax code on tobacco products has been introduced into the U.S. Senate, and if passed, could…

Bill Would Make Maine’s Cigar Tax Highest in the U.S.

A bill introduced in the Maine House of Representatives would double the state’s taxes on all tobacco products, taxing cigars at a rate of 86…

Bill Seeks to Cap Illinois Cigar Tax at 50 Cents Per Cigar

A bill in Illinois would limit the state’s tax rate for cigars to no more than 50 cents per cigar. H.B.0570 was introduced in February…