HB 1750 was introduced on January 12, 2011 to General Assembly to raise OTP from 10% wholesale to 27% wholesale. This includes premium cigars! HB 1750 Cigarettes; increases tax rate. Introduced by: Kenneth R. Plum SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Cigarette tax rate. Increases the cigarette tax rate from $0.30 per pack to $0.80 per pack and increases the cigarette excise tax rate on roll-your-own tobacco from 10 percent to 27 percent.
"Summary as introduced: Cigarette and other tobacco products tax rates. Increases the cigarette tax rate from $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 tax rates on cigarettes and roll-your-own [...]
On Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST, CRA will make history, yet again. With an expected audience in the thousands of viewers, CRA will unveil its newest initiative – CRA TV! Each week, CRA will offer a LIVE video and chat broadcast via the internet at http://www.cigarrights.org/cratv.htm. CRA members, cigar enthusiasts, members of the media, and anyone else can view the high-definition video stream and hear CRA’s “state of affairs”, topics [...]
CRA continues to lead the effort to unite cigar consumers nationwide into one voice. We urge all cigar lovers to join the CRA State Club for Virginia. Current membership is at 76%, and we would love to see us at 100% by the end of 2010. To join, visit http://www.cigarrights.org/stateclubs_VA.htm .
Watch the entire interview at: Glynn Loope From Washington DC for Cigar Rights of America