Tag: cigarette tax
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Drew WilsonAugust 7, 2018

With Floridians purchasing fewer packs of cigarettes and a top cigarette company fighting to avoid settlement payments, state economists are forecasting a dip in tobacco tax collections and settlement revenues going forward. During a Tuesday meeting of the Revenue Estimating Conference, state economists said many smokers are smoking less and some are switching to “e-cigarettes” […]

Jim RosicaOctober 7, 2015

A bill filed in the Legislature Wednesday would erase the state’s hodgepodge system of taxing cigarettes and instead impose a standard $2 surcharge on each pack sold in Florida. It would also end the practice of allowing manufacturers to give away free sample packs of cigarettes. The legislation (HB 335), brought by Democratic state Rep. Richard Stark of Weston, […]


More news on Florida’s war on potheads. The Senate Finance and Tax Committee unanimously approved a “blunt wrap” tax Tuesday. The type of rolling paper used to wrap cigars (or giant marijuana joints) would be subject to tobacco taxes under the proposed law. Here’s the deal: Lawmakers really, really wants to tax your blunt wrappers. But they’ve […]


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