1 Year of Cigar Aficionado for $10 PLUS a Free Gift!

Legislation

Maryland Cigar Tax Bill Likely Dead

Mar 24, 2011 | By Andrew Nagy
Maryland Cigar Tax Bill Likely Dead

A bill that would have raised the cigar tax in Maryland to 95 percent of the wholesale price appears to be dead after a Senate committee voted to mark the bill as unfavorable.

Senate Bill 654 called for Maryland's other tobacco products tax, which includes cigars, moist snuff, and roll-your-own tobacco, to be raised from 15 to 95 percent (not to exceed $3 per cigar), an increase of 533 percent. The bill also called for an increase in the tax on cigarettes and little cigars.

On Monday the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee voted 12-1 to label the bill as unfavorable, meaning it will be seen on the chamber calendar under the heading "Unfavorable Reports" and will most likely be rejected.

Tax
"This is great news for not only Maryland residents but those of us who are on the MD/PA border and do cigar shopping there too!" —March 25, 2011 21:22 PM
"A win is a win! " —March 25, 2011 00:14 AM
"Good!" —March 24, 2011 17:04 PM

More in Legislation

See all
Court Strikes Down Key Premarket Review Process for Premium Cigars

Court Strikes Down Key Premarket Review Process for Premium Cigars

Premium cigar manufacturers no longer have to worry about the upcoming September 9 deadline for some …

Aug 19, 2020
FDA Asks Court to Consider Premium Cigar Deferral Proposal

FDA Asks Court to Consider Premium Cigar Deferral Proposal

As the September 9 deadline for cigar manufacturers to submit their premarket applications to the FDA …

Aug 6, 2020
Pennsylvania Reps Prod President to Eliminate Premium Cigar Regulations

Pennsylvania Reps Prod President to Eliminate Premium Cigar Regulations

Half of Pennsylvania’s 18 representatives earlier this week signed and sent a letter to President …

Jul 15, 2020
Court Strikes Down FDA’s Cigar Warning Label Plan

Court Strikes Down FDA’s Cigar Warning Label Plan

A trio of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit ruled unanimously this …

Jul 7, 2020
Florida Representatives Urge President to Drop Cigar Industry Regulations

Florida Representatives Urge President to Drop Cigar Industry Regulations

In response to the economic downturn, a dozen representatives from Florida have signed and sent a …

Jun 8, 2020
Court Ruling Ends Chances of 2021 Deadline for FDA Product Reports

Court Ruling Ends Chances of 2021 Deadline for FDA Product Reports

The FDA’s pre-market application deadline for cigars will remain September 9 after a trio of judges …

May 5, 2020