Georgia Tobacco Sales Taxes 2018 Georgia: Tobacco Excise Taxes


Georgia Cigarette and Tobacco Excise Taxes

Total Georgia Cigarette Taxes Average Cost Per Pack Ranking (Highest to Lowest)
$0.37 / pack $4.92 / pack 46th / 51

In addition to (or instead of) traditional sales taxes, cigarettes and other tobacco products are subject to excise taxes on both the Georgia and Federal levels. Excise taxes on tobacco are implemented by every state, as are excises on alcohol and motor fuels like gasoline.

Georgia Tobacco Sales Taxes 2018 Current Georgia Tobacco Excise Tax Rates

Georgia has some of the lowest taxes on cigarettes in the United States

The primary excise taxes on tobacco in Georgia are on cigarettes, though many states also have taxes on other tobacco products like cigars, snuff, or e-cigarettes. The tax on cigarettes is 37 cents per pack containing 20 cigarettes, 23% of the wholeseller's price for cigars, 5 cents each for small cigars and a tax of 10% of wholesale price for loose or smokeless tobacco. Unlike most other states, Georgia does not apply state sales tax to that portion of retail cigarette prices that represents the state?s cigarette excise tax.

Georgia cigarette sales tax rate

Georgia Cigarette Tax - $0.37 / pack

In Georgia, cigarettes are subject to a state excise tax of $0.37 per pack of 20. Cigarettes are also subject to Georgia sales tax of approximately $0.22 per pack, which adds up to a total tax per pack of $0.59. Georgia's cigarette excise tax rate has not been changed in over a decade.

The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in Georgia is $4.92, which is the 46th highest in the United States.

Georgia Little Cigars sales tax rate

Georgia Little Cigars Tax - 2.5¢ / 10 cigars

In Georgia, little cigars are subject to a state excise tax of 2.5¢ / 10 cigars as well as federal excise taxes (listed below).

Georgia Other Cigars sales tax rate

Georgia Other Cigars Tax - 23% / Wholesale Price

In Georgia, other cigars are subject to a state excise tax of 23% / wholesale price as well as federal excise taxes (listed below).

Georgia Tobacco sales tax rate

Georgia Tobacco Tax - 10% / Wholesale Price

In Georgia, tobacco are subject to a state excise tax of 10% / wholesale price as well as federal excise taxes (listed below).

Payment of Georgia Tobacco Excise Taxes

Payments of tobacco excise taxes are made by vendors, not by consumers, though the taxes will be passed on in the tobacco's retail price. Sales reports and payments are due on the 10th day of the next month for all tobacco products.

Federal Tobacco Sales Taxes 2018 Federal Tobacco Excise Taxes

The price of all tobacco products sold in Georgia also includes Federal Tobacco excise taxes, which are collected from the manufacturer by the and generally passed on to the consumer in the product's price. Federal excise tax rates on tobacco products are as follows:

Cigars and Cigarettes

Small Cigarettes $50.33 per 1,000 cigarettes, or $1.01 per pack of 20
Large Cigarettes $105.69 per 1,000 cigarettes, or $2.11 per pack of 20
Small Cigars $50.33 per 1,000 cigars, or $1.01 per pack of 20
Large Cigars 52.75% of sales price but not to exceed $402.60 per 1,000 cigars, or $0.4026 maximum each

Other Tobacco Products

Pipe Tobacco $2.8311 per pound, or $0.1769 per one-ounce tin
Chewing Tobacco $0.5033 per pound, or $0.0315 per one-ounce tin
Snuff $1.51 per pound, or $0.0944 per one-ounce tin
Roll-your-own Tobacco $24.78 per pound, or $1.5488 per one-ounce tin

There are also federal excise taxes on cigarette rolling paper and cigarette tubes.

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