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November 7, 2018

Montana voters reject tax on vapor products

Montana’s ballot initiative I-185 to raise tobacco taxes and introduce an excise tax on e-cigs and other vapor products appears to be defeated Read Article
October 1, 2018

New Jersey introduces excise tax on liquid nicotine

The state of New Jersey has amended the Tobacco and Nicotine Products Wholesale Sales and Use Tax to impose excise on liquid nicotine Read Article
September 20, 2018

Two major U.S. cities to raise taxes on e-cigarettes

Chicago and Washington D.C., two of the largest U.S. cities and among the few local governments to tax e-cigs will raise the rates of excise. Read Article
August 24, 2018

The Kingdom of Bahrain subjects e-liquid to excise tax

Customs authorities in Bahrain informed vape shop owners that excise tax will be applied to nicotine containing liquid used in e-cigarettes Read Article
July 26, 2018

Denmark adopts new tax category for heated tobacco

Denmark’s Ministry of Taxation has issued an Executive Order creating a new tax category for heated tobacco products Read Article
July 6, 2018

U.K. Government proposes new tax category for heated tobacco

UK HM Revenue & Customs issues draft proposal to create new tax category for heated tobacco in the Tobacco Products Duty Act Read Article
June 29, 2018

Indonesia will tax e-liquid

Starting 1 July 2018 Indonesia will apply the Tobacco Products Excise Tax to “extracts and essences” of tobacco (i.e. e-liquid) Read Article
May 29, 2018

European Commission initiates public consultation on taxation of novel products

DG Taxation and Customs Union is seeking the views of economic operators and other stakeholders on the taxation of novel products. Read Article
March 16, 2018

HM Treasury will create new tax category for heated tobacco products

HM Treasury announced last week that it will create a new product category for taxing heated tobacco products. Read Article
February 5, 2018

Poland introduces taxes on vapor products

Amendments to Poland’s Act on Excise Duty will bring new excise taxes to novel tobacco products — heated tobacco and liquid for e-cigarettes Read Article
January 16, 2018

European Commission opts not to tax vapor products

Due largely to insufficient data on the markets for e-cigarettes and heat not burn tobacco the European Commission puts off decision to tax them Read Article
December 30, 2017

Connecticut will apply a discount when taxing “modified risk tobacco products”

The State of Connecticut will apply a 50% discount when taxing “modified tobacco risk products” Read Article
December 7, 2017

Taxes on heated tobacco are trending below those on cigarettes

This article analyzes the excise taxes on heated tobacco products and compares them to taxes on other tobacco products. Read Article
December 4, 2017

Portuguese budget amends tax on “heat not burn” and other tobacco products

Portugal’s Parliament approved a budget for 2018 that amends the excise tax on tobacco for heating. Taxes on cigarettes and cigars also changed. Read Article
November 30, 2017

More taxes on heated tobacco expected in Korea

The recent tax increase on heated tobacco products presages additional rate hikes. Read Article
September 29, 2017

Cyprus introduces taxes on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco

Parliament adopts new tax categories and introduces specific excise taxes on two novel tobacco products Read Article
September 7, 2017

OPINION: Korea may go a step too far in taxing heat-not-burn products

Opinion and analysis of South Korea’s current and proposed taxation of heat-not-burn tobacco products Read Article
August 7, 2017

Bulgaria agrees to tax on heated tobacco products

The National Assembly has approved a new tax on heated tobacco products as of 1 January 2018. Read Article
July 25, 2017

Delaware imposes a tax on vapor products

The State of Delaware has classified vapor products as tobacco products and a new tax per fluid milliliter of nicotine liquid solution. Read Article
July 13, 2017

California raises the excise tax on e-cigarettes and other tobacco products

Proposition 56 raised the tax on cigarettes and mandated an equivalent tax on e-cigarettes. Read Article
July 12, 2017

How should heated tobacco be taxed?

Now that heated tobacco products are more available this article provides some practical guidelines for simple and transparent tax policies. Read Article
May 31, 2017

UK consultation on taxation of heated tobacco products ends soon

HM Treasury seeks input on taxation of heated tobacco products. The public consultation closes on 20 June 2017. Read Article
April 1, 2017

California’s tax on e-cigarettes goes into effect

Blog: Proposition 56 defined e-cigarettes as tobacco products. Effective April 1, 2017 the tobacco products tax is imposed on e-cigarettes. Read Article
March 10, 2017

Estonia debates tax on vapor products

Blog: Estonia considers excise tax on electronic cigarettes and other vapor products Read Article
March 2, 2017

A template for taxing heated tobacco products has emerged

Specific excise taxes based on the weight of tobacco have become the most common means of taxing heated tobacco products in Europe and elsewhere Read Article
February 9, 2017

States are moving to tax vapor products

Many state legislatures are considering new taxes on vapor products. Read Article
January 6, 2017

Russia introduces new taxes on vapor products

Blog: Amendments to Russia’s Tax Code applies new taxes to vapor products Read Article
January 4, 2017

Portugal’s 2017 budget contains important and noteworthy changes for vapor products

Blog: Portugal’s 2017 budget contains important and noteworthy changes for vapor products. Read Article
December 30, 2016

More taxes to come in 2017

Blog: A look at excise taxes scheduled to be introduced on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products in 2017 Read Article
December 20, 2016

Europe seeks a clearer vision on future of e-cigarette taxation policy

Blog: A look at the development of vapor taxes on both sides of the Atlantic as Europe considers harmonizing policy on e-cigarette taxation Read Article
November 30, 2016

Slovak Republic approves smokeless tobacco excise

Blog: excise tax introduced on heated tobacco products Read Article
November 10, 2016

Voters in CA and ND split over taxing e-cigarettes

Blog: Mixed outcomes in ballot initiatives to tax electronic cigarettes Read Article
November 2, 2016

California’s Proposition 56 would tax electronic cigarettes the same as other tobacco products

California’s Proposition 56 would tax electronic cigarettes the same as other tobacco products Read Article
September 28, 2016

FCTC: Combustible tobacco products should be taxed at higher levels than ENDS

World Health Organization to prepare a report on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). Read more by Vapor Products Tax. Read Article
September 20, 2016

New Zealand: E-cigs must not be used as a cash grab

The leader of New Zealand’s Association of Consumers and Taxpayers (ACT), David Seymour, welcomes the country’s move toward legalization of electronic cigarettes but cautions the Government against applying excise tax on these products.  Read Article
September 14, 2016

Finnish Government moves to tax e-cigarettes

The government of Finland plans to follow other Member States that have introduced taxes on electronic cigarettes prior to the European Commission issuing its own guidelines for taxing these vapor products. Read Article
September 1, 2016

North Dakota voters consider tax on liquid nicotine

Voters in the North Dakota will decide in a referendum this November if the state should include liquid nicotine in the definition of tobacco products subject to excise tax. The ballot initiative, which seeks to amend the state’s Tobacco Products Tax Law (Chapter 57-36 of the North Dakota Century Code) would also double the rate… Read Article
August 26, 2016

Ireland: Now is not the time to tax e-cigarette liquid

Ireland currently has the second highest excise tax on cigarettes among the European Union’s 28 member states, trailing only the UK. According to the Excise Duty Tables for Manufactured Tobacco published in July by the European Commission (DG TAXUD), the excise yield from cigarettes sold in Ireland at the weighted average price (WAP) is EUR… Read Article
July 19, 2016

Efforts underway to repeal to Pennsylvania’s excessive tax on electronic cigarettes

Blog: The state’s new tax on vapor products threatens many vape shops. Read Article
January 26, 2016

Tracking the e-cigarette trade

The United States Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) has taken steps to alleviate statistical challenges that prevented government and industry experts from determining the volume of electronic cigarette imports. The majority of e-cigarette devices sold in the United States and Europe are imported, primarily from China. Yet Customs officials lacked the necessary record keeping… Read Article