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  • *USA/Canada* Tobacco Laws and Taxes By State

    I'm putting this up as a sticky, as we've gotten a lot of questions on it. This way you don't have to open a PDF or anything. I'll take it down once the newness of PACT wears off.




    Tobacco laws by state. Courtesy of Snusdog

    Originally posted by Snusdog
    I thought this link my be of interest. It gives the tobacco laws for each state as well as the current tax rates (I know we have a thread for the tax rates already but it was interesting to see the Legislation as well). The site is laid out very well and is user friendly.

    Anyway check it out if you are so inclined

    http://www.tobacco-facts.net/usa-tobacco-policy
    Courtesy Of Snarfblat, here's the Canadian provincial tax, as well as a handy spreadsheet for calculating the tax owed. The spreadsheet is in .odf format which will open in OpenOffice. It may or may not work in Excel. I believe MS has a plugin for .odf files, but it's probably a half-hearted implementation, so YMMV whether it works or not.



    Spreadsheet...
    http://www3.telus.net/snarfblat/snus/snus.calc.ods

    If there's issues, errors, proposed enhancements with the spreadsheet, reply to the original thread here...
    http://www.snuson.com/forum/showthre...ort-Calculator

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    Florida changed July 1, 2009:

    http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=& URL=Ch0210/SEC276.HTM&Title=->2009->Ch0210->Section%20276#0210.276

    210.276 Surcharge on tobacco products.--

    (1) A surcharge is levied upon all tobacco products in this state and upon any person engaged in business as a distributor of tobacco products at the rate of 60 percent of the wholesale sales price. The surcharge shall be levied at the time the distributor:
    and when it says surcharge that means on top of the original 25% excise tax.

    http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr...rate_info.html

    EXCISE TAXES AND SURCHARGE - OTHER TOBACCO PRODUCTS

    25% of wholesale sales price (excise tax) $0.25 per $1.00
    60% of wholesale sales price (surcharge) $0.60 per $1.00

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    • #3
      Good information there. Thanks lxskllr.

      Now I pray for PA to stay this way.

      Did I just make a nursery rhyme?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by LaZeR
        Good information there. Thanks lxskllr.

        Now I pray for PA to stay this way.

        Did I just make a nursery rhyme?
        You sure did Dr. Seuss.

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        • #5
          I have seen 48.9 and 19% for Nh how do I figure out which it is (guess which one I hope it is, guess which one I fear it is)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GENERAL BILLY
            I have seen 48.9 and 19% for Nh how do I figure out which it is (guess which one I hope it is, guess which one I fear it is)
            I wondered the same thing when I saw this chart...big difference in the 2!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sheilalynn
              Originally posted by GENERAL BILLY
              I have seen 48.9 and 19% for Nh how do I figure out which it is (guess which one I hope it is, guess which one I fear it is)
              I wondered the same thing when I saw this chart...big difference in the 2!
              You'd have to look at the effective dates. I'm guessing the higher rate is current. I wouldn't consider this chart to be 100% accurate. Justin already pointed out 1 addendum. This should give you an idea though, and later induction dates are likely to be more accurate than older dates.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sheilalynn
                Originally posted by GENERAL BILLY
                I have seen 48.9 and 19% for Nh how do I figure out which it is (guess which one I hope it is, guess which one I fear it is)
                I wondered the same thing when I saw this chart...big difference in the 2!
                New Hampshire

                http://www.nh.gov/revenue/laws/documents/2009_006.pdf

                Tobacco Tax Increase
                The Legislature has enacted an increase in the New Hampshire tobacco tax and an expansion of the tax to include snuff and certain cigars effective July 1, 2009. The new rates are as follows:
                ....
                The tax rate for all other tobacco products, except premium cigars, is increased from 19 percent to 48.59 percent of the wholesale sales price.
                ...

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                • #9
                  To note - Oregon's "min. tax" is $2.14 per retail unit - so most (all?) portion Snus will be taxed at this rate.

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                  • #10
                    Heh, PA for the win. I am surprised that snus is still not as popular, I constantly see ads for cigarettes being $5+ per pack, while snus is like $1.50-$3.00 heh, it's down right ridiculous.

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                    • #11
                      Glad I live in Missouri

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                      • #12
                        What does the 3 in superscript next to California mean? Taxes to the third power most likely lol.

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                        • #13
                          Are website prices wholesale or retail prices?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by truthwolf1 View Post
                            Are website prices wholesale or retail prices?
                            Retail

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                            • #15
                              retail.

                              So, if a can of snus at retail is $3.00 dollars and the wholesale price what? maybe $1.50 and 70% for my state of MN would be $1.05.

                              That really is not as bad as I thought.

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