nacsonline.com – 17 de septiembre de 2015 – EEUU
CHARLESTON — West Virginia, which has one of the lowest tobacco tax rates in the United States, might consider increasing tobacco excise taxes in an effort to offset the state’s dismal budget, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports. Currently, West Virginia has a 55-cent per pack tax on cigarettes.
“There’s room on the tobacco side,” for higher taxes, said state delegate Eric Nelson, who participated in a legislative session on alcoholic beverages, gambling and tobacco products. Nelson pointed out that any hike would include e-cigarettes, which are not subject to state tobacco taxes at present. “E-cigarettes are a growing segment that needs to be looked at. … We’re significantly below other states. It has become an issue,” he said.
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