In West Virginia, in 2009 and 2010, the state proposed cigarette SET increases, ranging from 70 cents to 80 cents per pack. The legislature also proposed an increase on the large cigar SET from 7% to 14% of the wholesale price both years. These proposals failed.



Taxes and Revenue Information

West Virginia Tobacco Revenue

  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $0.55
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: 7%
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: 7% Wholesale Price
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: 7% Wholesale Price
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: $0.27


West Virginia Revenue from Cigarettes

  • Excise Tax Collected (2009): $115,566,000
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2009): $79,100,000
  • Cigarette Sales Tax Revenue (2009): $50,479,253
  • Total Revenue Collected (2009): $245,145,253


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Contact Governor Joe Manchin III


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west virginia Cigarette Taxes

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

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