In Virginia, in 2009, the Governor proposed a $0.30 per pack cigarette SET increase. The proposal failed.



Taxes and Revenue Information

Virginia Tobacco Revenue

  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $0.30
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: 10%
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: 10% Wholesale Price
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: 10%
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: $0.22


Virginia Revenue from Cigarettes

  • Excise Tax Collected (2009): $170,247,840
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2009): $145,900,000
  • Cigarette Sales Tax Revenue (2009): $112,848,504
  • Total Revenue Collected (2009): $428,996,344


Contact Your Local Representative


Visit the Virginia State Website


Contact Governor Bob McDonnell


View State Legislature Session Schedule

virginia Cigarette Taxes

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

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