In Washington, the legislature passed a $1.00 cigarette SET increase, to $3.025 per pack in 2010. In 2009, Washington proposed several cigarette SET increases ranging from 40 cents to $1.00, however these proposals failed.



Taxes and Revenue Information

Washington Tobacco Revenue

  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $3.025
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: 75%
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: 75% Wholesale Price
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: 75% Wholesale Price
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: $0.42


Washington Revenue from Cigarettes

  • Excise Tax Collected (2009): $400,186,980
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2009): $187,200,000
  • Cigarette Sales Tax Revenue (2009): $76,751,987
  • Total Revenue Collected (2009): $664,138,967


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Contact Governor Chris Gregoire


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washington Cigarette Taxes

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

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