August 27, 2021

Colorado recreational marijuana prices may rise if voters OK tax hike

A ballot question is going before Colorado voters in November that, if successful, would raise the state taxes on recreational marijuana products and potentially create a new barrier for adult-use sales.
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August 25, 2021

Augusta County to hold public hearing on proposed cigarette tax Wednesday night

The Augusta County Board of Supervisors is holding a public hearing Wednesday at 7 p.m., regarding a new ordinance that would impose a 30 cent cigarette tax per pack.
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August 25, 2021

Supervisors make initial moves toward cigarette tax

Establishing a new tax on cigarettes dominated discussions at Tuesday’s meeting of the Washington County Board of Supervisors. On first reading, the board voted 6-1 to hold a public hearing to potentially establish a cigarette tax across Washington County.
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August 25, 2021

Arizona Brings In $21 Million In Marijuana Tax Revenue For July, With Recreational Sales Catching Up To Medical

Arizona brought in about $21 million in medical and adult-use marijuana tax revenue in July, state officials reported on a new webpage that enables people to more easily track how the industry is evolving.
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August 25, 2021

Colorado Will Vote On Raising Marijuana Taxes To Fund Education Programs This November, Officials Confirm

Colorado voters will decide on an initiative in November that would raise marijuana taxes to fund programs that are meant to reduce the education gap for low-income students. The secretary of state confirmed on Wednesday that the campaign behind the measure collected more than the required 124,632 valid signatures to make the ballot.
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August 23, 2021

Sin Taxes Could Unintentionally Make Others Pay

When an excise tax hike was levied on cigarettes, New York City taxi drivers who smoked were one and a half times more likely to cheat their customers by overcharging the fare than those who didn’t smoke. That finding comes from forthcoming research in Accounting, Organizations, and Society.
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August 18, 2021

A new tobacco tax would break Biden’s promise to low-income communities | Opinion

Prohibitions against commonplace substances almost always hurt the group they seek to aid.
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August 18, 2021

Tax revenue from tobacco sales could increase by $324K in fiscal year 2022

Tax revenue from tobacco sales could increase by $324,000 this fiscal year after the Department of Revenue identified an inconsistency in the application of the price on which taxes should be calculated.
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August 18, 2021

Ninth Circuit Holds That Inter-Tribal Cigarette Sales Are Subject to State Tobacco Laws

California’s cigarette tax and escrow requirements apply to inter-tribal sales of cigarettes, held the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in Big Sandy Rancheria Enterprises v. Bonta. Big Sandy Rancheria Enterprises (“BSRE”), a federally-chartered corporation wholly-owned by the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western Mono Indians, brought the case to challenge California’s application of its tobacco directory, licensing, and tax laws to BSRE’s sales of native-manufactured cigarettes to other Indian tribes.
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August 18, 2021

Public hearing set on regional cigarette tax proposal

Nelson County residents will have a chance to weigh in on whether the county should participate in a regional cigarette tax. The Nelson County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Aug. 10 to hold a public hearing on the topic during its September evening meeting.
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