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Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes Archive

2023 State Business Tax Climate Index

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Launch Our Interactive Tool Executive Summary The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare. While there are many ways to show how much is collected in taxes by state governments, the Index is designed to show how well

State and Local Tax Revenue by State

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Property taxes are the primary source of tax collections at the local level, responsible for 72.2 percent of local tax revenue in fiscal year 2020 (the most recent year for which data are available). Once a significant driver of state budgets as well, their share of state collections has dropped to

New Jersey Menthol Cigarette Ban: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares New Jersey’s proposed ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes (Assembly Bill 1989) would reduce excise and sales tax collections by as much as $243 million per year. Despite the significant revenue loss, smoking rates are unlikely to decline. New Jersey should look to the recent Massachusetts experiment to see what to expect

Vapor Taxes by State, 2022

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Today’s map looks at the design of excise taxes for vaping and tobacco alternatives, which is important in the pursuit of harm reduction from smoking. Higher vapor taxes on products such as E-cigarettes could encourage vapors to go back to smoking cigarettes and will discourage cigarette smokers from switching to vaping products.  Since

2022 State Tax Changes Effective July 1

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Although the majority of 2022 state tax changes take effect at the start of the calendar year, some are implemented at the beginning of the fiscal year. Individual and corporate income tax changes usually take effect at the beginning of the calendar year to maintain policy consistency throughout the tax year, but sales

Cigarette Taxes in the EU

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares To ensure the functioning of its internal market, the European Union (EU) sets a minimum excise duty on cigarettes. It consists of a specific component and an ad valorem component, resulting in a minimum overall excise duty of €1.80 (US $2.13) per 20-cigarette pack and 60 percent of an EU country’s weighted average retail

FDA Ban on Menthol Cigarettes: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Tax Foundation respectfully submits comment on the state tax and revenue implications of the proposed tobacco product standard for menthol in cigarettes. Alongside the intended consequence of limiting sales of menthol cigarettes, menthol cigarette prohibition will have a significant impact on state revenue collections, in excess of the losses associated with individuals

Menthol Ban Could Reduce Revenues, with Few Health Benefits

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled long-anticipated proposed regulations banning the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, part of ongoing efforts to support smoking cessation. Critics doubt, however, whether banning mentholated cigarettes will reduce smoking or instead simply channel menthol smokers toward other tobacco products—or smuggled menthols. And states

Colorado Flavored Tobacco Ban Tax Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A bill that would prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products, HB22-1064, is moving through the Colorado legislature, which undoubtedly would have a significant impact on the revenue from taxes levied on those products. Flavored tobacco and nicotine products make up a significant portion of the market: over 20 percent of

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