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[Montana] Bill introduced to increase direct care salaries by expanding tobacco tax

In addition to increasing taxes on cigarettes by a dollar amount, all other forms of tobacco, including e-cigarettes for the first time, would see a tax increase of 24 percent. Senate Bill 354 intends to lower healthcare costs by encouraging people to st
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Mar 28, 2017 03:53

New York Federal Judge Finds For New York City, State In Untaxed Cigarette Suit ($$)

(UPS) is liable and will owe damages to New York City and New York state for shipping untaxed cigarettes to unauthorized sellers (The State of New York, et al. v. United Parcel Service Inc., No. 15-cv-1136, S.D. N.Y., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43495).
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 28, 2017 02:22

The effect of excise tax increases on cigarette prices in South Africa [FREE FULL TEXT]

South Africa’s experience indicates that tobacco companies’ ability to pass through the excise tax is constrained by the degree of competition in the market. This has implications for the effectiveness of excise tax increases as a tobacco control tool.
Tobacco Control
added Mar 25, 2017 20:56

Texas 'Small Tobacco' Tax Beats Constitutional Challenge ($$)

rejected argument by the Texas Small Tobacco Coalition that a state law imposing steeper tax burdens on tobacco companies that did not settle a lawsuit violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
added Mar 25, 2017 20:56

Judge rules UPS to pay for shipping boxes of untaxed cigarettes in New York

The shipping giant will soon have to pay up for transporting thousands of boxes of untaxed cigarettes throughout the state, Manhattan Federal Judge Katherine Forrest ruled Friday. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the city Law Depart
New York Daily News
added Mar 25, 2017 20:56

[New York] UPS illegally shipped cigarettes, judge rules

United Parcel Service Inc. illegally shipped millions of cigarettes to New York state from Indian reservations, opening up the parcel carrier to damages and other penalties for skirting taxes on tobacco products.
CBS MarketWatch
added Mar 25, 2017 20:56

Judge Rules UPS Improperly Shipped Untaxed Cigarettes Into New York ($$)

Lawsuit brought by New York state and New York City had sought $180 million in damages and penalties, but the judge said the amount to be awarded has yet to be determined
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Mar 25, 2017 20:56

Appeals court upholds Texas cigarette tax

Dismissing a lawsuit filed by small tobacco companies, an Austin-based appeals court ruled Friday that state regulators could impose a special tax on cigarette makers that weren’t part of a multibillion-dollar settlement reached with Big Tobacco in the l
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Mar 25, 2017 17:10

[Florida] United States Sues Company Over Untaxed Cigarettes ($$)

suit on March 15 in the U.S. Court of International Trade, claiming that a Florida tobacco product importer has not paid more than $800,000 in federal excise taxes (FET) (The United States v. Mariola International Company, No. 17-00047, U.S. Int. Trade).
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 27, 2017 03:48

[New York] Cigar Tax Proposal Comes at Blue-Collar Consumers' Expense

A recommendation in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget could pit premium cigars against value brands by changing the state’s taxing method from a percentage basis to a per-cigar model, according to a state convenience-store association. The New
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Mar 27, 2017 03:34
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