Taxes

New Orleans Cigar Tax Increase Bill Fails

A bill in the Louisiana State Legislature that would have allowed Orleans Parish to charge an additional tax on cigars failed by a 6-7 vote in…

Washington State Voters Could Decide New Tobacco Tax

An initiative has been filed with the Washington State Secretary of State’s office that would raise tobacco taxes in the Evergreen State in order to…

Cigar Tax Cap Fails in Utah House

A bill that would have capped the tax on premium cigars in the state of Utah at 50 cents per cigar was voted down on…

Huge Tobacco Tax Increase Proposed in Kansas

A bill that would raise the tax on other tobacco products such as cigars from 10% of the wholesale price to 78% has been introduced…

Canadian Tobacco Excise Duty Increase Goes Into Effect Today

The federal excise duty on tobacco products sold in Canada is going up today, a move that will raise the tax rate by approximately 24%….

Mississippi Bill to Ban Indoor Smoking Dies in Committee

Another attempt to ban indoor smoking in the state of Mississippi died in committee on Tuesday, a swift demise for what was being hailed as…

Tobacco Tax Increase Proposed in Mississippi

A Mississippi state representative has introduced a pair of bills to the state house that would institute across the board tax increases on all tobacco…

Flat Cigar Tax Proposed in Hawaii Legislature

A pair of companion bills have been introduced in the Hawaii state legislature that would provide a good bit of tax relief for cigar smokers…

Cigar Taxes Could be Coming to Pennsylvania

The days of cigars not being assessed an additional tax could be coming to an end in Pennsylvania if a proposal by a group of…

West Virginia to Consider Tobacco Tax Increase

A substantial tax increase could soon be hitting tobacco users in West Virginia as the state’s House of Delegates revisits a proposal that would impose…

Californians Could Vote on Higher Tobacco Taxes in 2014

The citizens of California might be deciding whether or not to raise cigarette and tobacco taxes, as a proposed bill has received the go-ahead for…