How High Are Cigarette Taxes in Your State?

Cigarette taxes around the country are levied on top of the federal rate of $1.0066 per 20-pack of cigarettes. As of 2016, taxes accounted for almost half of the retail cost of a pack of cigarettes. On average, states charge $1.73 of taxes per pack of 20 cigarettes. If high taxes were the goal, New York and Connecticut would be smoking the competition this year with their rates of $4.35 a pack. Rhode Island ($4.25) is close behind, with Massachusetts ($3.51) and Hawaii ($3.20) following. But not every state charges such high taxes. There is a wide range of rates in different states. Missouri, for instance, levies the lowest tax in the country at $0.17. Virginia ($0.30), Georgia ($0.37), North Dakota ($0.44), and North Carolina ($0.45) also levy low rates. Stay Informed on Tax Policy Research and Analysis Select StateAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of…

Read more detail on Recent Tax Law posts –

This entry was posted in Tax Law and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply