In Arkansas, legislation was enacted in 2009 that raised the cigarette SET rate from 56 cents per pack to $1.15 per pack, and raised the MST SET 32% to 68% of the wholesale price.



Taxes and Revenue Information

Arkansas Tobacco Revenue

  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $1.15
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: 68%
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: 68% Manufacturer's Price
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: 68%
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: $0.32


Arkansas Revenue from Cigarettes

  • Excise Tax Collected (2009): $148,826,375
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2009): $62,700,000
  • Cigarette Sales Tax Revenues (2009): $55,110,068
  • Total Revenue Collected (2009): $266,636,443


Contact Your Local Representative


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Contact Governor Mike Beebe


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arkansas Cigarette Taxes

Source: Tax Burden on Tobacco, Historical Compilation, Vol 45, Orzechowski and Walker, Arlington, VA, 2010

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