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How much total tax is paid on a pack of cigaretted Federal

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How much total tax is paid on a pack of cigaretted? Federal and State tax, in the state of Washington
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 8 years ago.

Washington Excise tax is 202.5¢ per pack - - it is one of the highest in US. -


Additional sales tax (state and local) are based on the price rather than on pack) and on location - the range is 7% - 9% - see table in this publication - - so it is hard to translate into per pack amount....


The federal excise tax (FET) on cigarettes is currently 39¢ per pack -

There is a proposed law change 61¢ per pack increase - - but so far it is not in effect.


In additional - price includes Tobacco Settlement Payments - see Total Smoker Cigarette Payments -


Total tax on cigarettes:

$.39 FET

$2.025 SET

plus 7-9% sales tax based on the price

plus ~12-15% of the price - amount allocated to Tobacco Settlement...

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