In Ohio, in 2009, the legislature proposed an increase on the large cigar SET from 17% to 34% of the wholesale price. This proposal was carried over to 2010 and subsequently failed.



Taxes and Revenue Information

Ohio Tobacco Revenue

  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $1.25
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: 17%
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: 17% Wholesale Price
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: 17% Wholesale Price
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: $0.29


Ohio Revenue from Cigarettes

  • Excise Tax Collected (2009): $884,138,000
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2009): $366,900,000
  • Cigarette Sales Tax Revenues (2009): $185,842,712
  • Total Revenue Collected (2009): $1,436,880,712


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ohio Cigarette Taxes

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

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