Virginia Tobacco Sales Taxes 2018 Virginia: Tobacco Excise Taxes


Virginia Cigarette and Tobacco Excise Taxes

Total Virginia Cigarette Taxes Average Cost Per Pack Ranking (Highest to Lowest)
$0.30 / pack $4.78 / pack 50th / 51

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

Virginia Tobacco Sales Taxes 2018 Current Virginia Tobacco Excise Tax Rates

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

The primary excise taxes on tobacco in Virginia are on cigarettes, though many states also have taxes on other tobacco products like cigars, snuff, or e-cigarettes. The tax on cigarettes is 30 cents per pack of 20 cigarettes and 10% of manufacturers price for tobacco that you roll yourself. Virginia has 96 cities and 2 counties that collect their own local excise taxes on cigarettes in addition to the state excise, with rates that range from as low as $0.04/pack to as high as $1.15/pack.

Virginia cigarette sales tax rate

Virginia Cigarette Tax - $0.30 / pack

In Virginia, cigarettes are subject to a state excise tax of $0.30 per pack of 20. Cigarettes are also subject to Virginia sales tax of approximately $0.24 per pack, which adds up to a total tax per pack of $0.54. Virginia's cigarette excise tax rate has not been changed in over a decade.

The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in Virginia is $4.78, which is the 50th highest in the United States.

Virginia Other Tobacco Products sales tax rate

Virginia Other Tobacco Products Tax - 10% / Manufacturer's Price

In Virginia, other tobacco products are subject to a state excise tax of 10% / manufacturer's price as well as federal excise taxes (listed below).

The tax on Snuff per ounce is $0.18

Payment of Virginia 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 of cigarettes and other tobacco products are due on the 20th day of each month.

Federal Tobacco Sales Taxes 2018 Federal Tobacco Excise Taxes

The price of all tobacco products sold in Virginia 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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