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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

State Debt, State Revenue, and State Tax Collections

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares How do taxes in your state compare regionally and nationally? Facts and Figures, a resource we’ve provided to U.S. taxpayers and legislators since 1941, serves as a one-stop state tax data resource that compares all 50 states on over 40 measures of tax rates, collections, burdens, and more. For visualizations and further analysis of 2022 state tax

Windfall Profits Tax Wrong for American Energy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares No policy idea is ever truly gone.  As oil prices have skyrocketed, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) have introduced a bill targeted at oil company profits. While billed as a Windfall Profits Tax, the proposal is really an excise tax. The United States has implemented such a tax before,

Tax Policy & Future of European Energy Security

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In 2020, the EU agreed to the European Green Deal, which sets out to make the union climate neutral by 2050, and in 2021, the Fit for 55 package, which is intended to cut emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030. Both legislative packages outline various ways for the EU to reduce

Florida Gas Tax Holiday Has Negligible Benefits

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares With gas prices soaring in March, Florida is preparing to give drivers a gas tax holiday—in October. A cynic might wonder why the gas tax holiday aligns so closely with election season (lawmakers cite other reasons), but in many respects, the timing is the least of the issues with Florida’s pending suspension of

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