In Pennsylvania, in 2009, the legislature increased the cigarette SET by 25 cents to $1.60 per pack. In 2009 and 2010, the legislature proposed several SET increases on large cigars and MST (currently there is no tax), as well as an additional cigarette SET increase in 2010 of 10 cents. These proposals failed.



Taxes and Revenue Information

Pennsylvania Tobacco Revenue

  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $1.60
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: $0.00
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: $1.60/pack
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: $0.00
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: $0.33


Pennsylvania Revenue from Cigarettes

  • Excise Tax Collected (2009): $995,499,720
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2009): $419,200,000
  • Cigarette Sales Tax Revenues (2009): $208,568,252
  • Total Revenue Collected (2009): $1,623,267,972


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Contact Governor Tom Corbett


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pennsylvania Cigarette Taxes

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

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