Recently California proposed an increase in the excise tax on e-vapor products. The details are as follows:
- Effective as of April 1, 2017 the California tax on tobacco products, is at a rate of 27.3%.
- On July 1, 2017, the tax rate on tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and other nicotine delivery devices sold in combination with nicotine, will increase at a rate equivalent to the increase on cigarettes.
- The online tax would apply to vaping products containing nicotine. Other vaping products that do not contain nicotine, such as e-cigarettes, batteries, and chargers, are subject to tax only when sold in combination with products containing nicotine for a single price.
This new excise tax hike will only affect residents of California.
As always, we will continue to fight on behalf of you, our valued customer, when states propose and try to enact burdensome taxes on our consumers.
Your blu team