Taxes

Press Release: NY IPCPR Members Will Find Huge Savings Starting This Holiday Season

December 6, 2013 (Columbus, Ga.)–The IPCPR state affiliate, the New York Tobacconist Association (NYTA), in a joint effort with the Cigar Association of America (CAA)…

California’s SB 768 Stalls

California Senate Bill 768, which would more than double the tax on cigars and other tobacco products as a byproduct of a $2 increase on…

Massachusetts Considering Tobacco Tax Increase

In an attempt to find $1.9 billion in new revenues, Massachusetts will soon be considering increases on tobacco taxes, including a jump on the taxes…

President Obama to Propose Increased Tobacco Taxes

President Obama will be including an increase in federal taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products when he releases his budget proposal, according to a…

Arkansas Caps Cigar Tax

Governor Mike Beebe signed House Bill 1531 into law on Tuesday morning, which caps the excise tax on cigars at 50 cents per cigar effective…

Press Release: IPCPR Opposes Excise Tax Increase Legislation in New Mexico

February 27, 2013 (Columbus, Ga.) — House Bill (H.B.) 428, proposes increasing the state’s Other Tobacco Products (OTP) excise tax (the tax levied on tobacco products…

News: Georgia Considers Cigar Tax Changes

Reports of cigar importers in Georgia going across state lines to buy product in tax-free Florida and then pocketing the tax they should be forwarding…

Press Release: Missouri Small Businesses Fear Tobacco Tax Hike

October 26, 2012 (Jefferson, MO) — Proposition B, a proposed 150% tax increase on cigars and pipe tobacco is causing Missouri tobacconists concern. Politicians claim…

Michigan Legislature Approves 50-Cent Cigar Tax Cap

The Michigan Legislature approved Senate Bill 1004, a piece of legislation that would put into place a 50-cent cigar tax on November 1st. The bill…

Press Release: Missouri Seeks to Dramatically Hike Tobacco Tax, IPCPR Opposes

September 27, 2012 (Jefferson, MO) — Proposition B, a proposed 150% tax increase on cigars and pipe tobacco, in addition to a 760% tax increase on…

Press Release: Premium Tobacconists Oppose Omaha City Council Tax Plan

September 25, 2012 (Omaha, NE) — A recently proposed occupation tax in Omaha, Nebraska threatens to levy a 7% tax on sales of all tobacco products. The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) strongly opposes this “specialty…