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Should Tax Policy Play a Role in Tobacco Harm Reduction?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Following the release of the House Democrats’ proposed Build Back Better Act, federal tobacco and nicotine taxation has been a hot topic in the United States. In an effort to raise roughly $100 billion, the House proposal would double cigarette taxes and increase all other tobacco and nicotine taxes to comparable rates—a strategy

Federal Plastics Tax Is Not a Good Revenue Raiser

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares One of the Senate’s proposals to pay for the Build Back Better Act is a federal excise tax on virgin plastics, which are plastics that are not reprocessed or recovered. The tax would be $0.20 per pound of virgin plastics used to make single-use plastics products. While few details have been released about

Federal Tobacco Tax Proposal May Result in 50% Increase in State Taxes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Much has been written about the House Democrats’ proposal to increase tobacco and nicotine products taxes over the last week. The proposal, which would double the tax on cigarettes while taxing every other tobacco and nicotine product at comparable rates, would have significant implications on the availability of non-cigarette tobacco products. And the

How Progressive is the US Tax System?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As Congress considers several tax proposals designed to raise taxes on high-income earners, it’s worth considering the distribution of the existing tax code. While the image that rich Americans pay little taxes is popular, it’s a misconception: high-income individuals already pay a large share of taxes, even when compared to their share of

House Tobacco Proposals Defy Biden’s Tax Pledge

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares House Democrats’ newly released $3.5 trillion tax legislation includes a tax increase on tobacco, nicotine, and vapor products levied on tobacco manufacturers. But ultimately it would fall heavily on tobacco consumers—many of the group that earns less than $400,000 that President Biden pledged would not see a tax increase. According to the Joint

Wyden Tax Proposals & Reconciliation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Congressional lawmakers are putting together a reconciliation bill to enact much of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Many lawmakers, however, want to make their own mark on the legislation. Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) has released his own proposals on a variety of tax issues that differ in some important

Cigarette Taxes in Europe

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 $2.05) per 20-cigarette pack and 60 percent of an EU country’s weighted average retail

Federal Cannabis Tax | Cannabis Administration & Opportunity Act

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Tax Foundation is pleased to submit comments on the cannabis excise tax provisions of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA). Tax Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization that has monitored fiscal policy at all levels of government since 1937. As a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, we take no position

Federal Proposal to Increase Tobacco and Nicotine Products Taxes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings: The Tobacco Tax Equity Act would double taxes on cigarettes and equalize rates on all other tobacco and nicotine products to match the new higher cigarette rate. The increase would result in substantial increases on chewing tobacco (2,034 percent), pipe tobacco (1,651 percent), and snuff (over 1,677 percent). Vapor products, which
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