In South Carolina, the legislature enacted a 50 cents per pack cigarette SET increase in 2010.



Taxes and Revenue Information

South Carolina Tobacco Revenue

  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $0.57
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: 5%
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: 5% Manufacturer's Price
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: 5% Manufacturer's Price
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: $0.22


South Carolina Revenue from Cigarettes

  • Excise Tax Collected (2009): $26,656,877
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2009): $91,200,000
  • Cigarette Sales Tax Revenues (2009): $82,690,014
  • Total Revenue Collected (2009): $200,546,891


Contact Your Local Representative


Visit the South Carolina State Website


Contact Governor Nikki Haley


View State Legislature Session Schedule

southcarolina Cigarette Taxes

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

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