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District of Columbia Tobacco Revenue

  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $2.50
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: $.30/ounce
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: $2.50/pack
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: 12%
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: $0.40


District of Columbia Revenue from Cigarettes

  • Excise Tax Collected (2009): $33,245,220
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2009): $47,600,000
  • Cigarette Sales Tax Revenues (2009): $6,396,850
  • Total Revenue Collected (2009): $87,242,070


Contact Your Local Representative

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Contact Mayor Vincent C. Gray


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district of columbia Cigarette Taxes

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

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