The Louisiana state legislature proposed various SET increases in 2009 including a cigarette SET increase of $1.00 per pack and an MST SET increase from 10% to 30% of the wholesale price. These proposals failed.



Taxes and Revenue Information

Louisiana Tobacco Revenue

  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $0.36
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: 20%
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: 8% - 20%
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: 8% - 20%
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: $0.18


Louisiana Revenue from Cigarettes

  • Excise Tax Collected (2009): $131,009,400
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2009): $175,500,000
  • Cigarette Sales Tax Revenue (2009): $59,129,688
  • Total Revenue Collected (2009): $365,639,088


Contact Your Local Representative


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Contact Governor Bobby Jindal


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louisiana Cigarette Taxes

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

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6068 W Park Ave
Houma, LA zip code

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