TITLE

Eye On Tobacco Taxes

AUTHOR(S)
Master, Melissa
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Convenience Store News;3/28/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the taxes implied on tobacco. With state governing bodies around the country convening for spring sessions, there is a lot of legislative attention zooming in on tobacco taxes. There is a combination of factors at work: increased public attention to the dangers of tobacco, shortfalls in state budgets, the minority status of smokers in many states. States with pending increases in tobacco taxes need look no further than Oklahoma for a cautionary tale about the effects of increases. In February, the state eliminated the sales tax on cigarettes but raised the state tobacco excise tax from 23 cents to $1.03 per pack. Since then, a number of retailers have reported decreased tobacco sales.
ACCESSION #
16619496

 

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