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HB 160 Cigarette and other tobacco products; increases tax rates.

Introduced by: Patrick A. Hope | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Cigarette and other tobacco products; tax rates.  Increases the cigarette tax rate from 30 cents ($0.30) per pack to $1.45 per pack and increases the cigarette excise tax on roll-your-own tobacco from 10 percent to 50 percent. The bill also increases the tax rate on certain other tobacco products from 10 percent of the manufacturer's sales price to 50 percent. The additional revenue attributable to the increase in taxes is distributed as follows: (i) four percent to the Virginia Department of Health for the Virginia state tobacco quitline, (ii) four percent to the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to prevent tobacco use, and (iii) the remaining amount to increase appropriations to localities for car tax relief.


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