In Montana, in 2009, the legislature proposed increasing the MST SET from 85 cents/oz to $2.01/oz, and the large cigar SET from 50% to 118% of the wholesale price. The proposal failed.



Taxes and Revenue Information

Montana Tobacco Revenue

  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $1.70
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: $0.85/oz
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: $1.70/pack
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: 50% Wholesale Price
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: $0


Montana Revenue from Cigarettes

  • Excise Tax Collected (2009): $81,852,136
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2009): $37,500,000
  • Total Revenue Collected (2009): $119,352,136


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montana Cigarette Taxes

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

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