Washington, DC changes tax rates on cigarette and tobacco products
- Sep 18, 2017 | Gail Cole
As of Oct. 1, 2017, tax rates for various tobacco products will change in the District of Columbia.
The cigarette tax in D.C. is currently $2.50 per 20-pack plus a surtax of $0.42, for a combined tax of $2.92. On Oct. 1, the surtax jumps to $0.44, bringing the combined cigarette excise tax to $2.94. Sales tax doesn’t apply to cigarettes.
However, the tax on other tobacco products will drop from 65 percent to 60 percent of the wholesale price. As with cigarettes, sales tax doesn’t apply to other tobacco products. Additional information.
The tax on vapor products isn’t changing at this time. Effective Oct. 1, 2015, vapor products are subject to a 67 percent excise tax, but not sales tax. Additional information.
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