Debate begins on future of Cigar Tax Cap.

Your state representatives need to hear from YOU! The Michigan House Tax Policy Committee has voted to advance House Bill 4485, a bill that would make Michigan’s $.50 tax cap permeant, to the full House for a potential vote. The future of Michigan’s tax cap on cigars hinges on enactment of this bill. If the Legislature and the Governor take no action, the state’s current cap on cigar taxes is set to expire October 31, 2021, leaving premium cigar retailers exposed to a dramatic tax increase. Your state association leadership is working with legislators in Lansing to enact legislation to make the per stick tax cap permanent. It is vital that lawmakers hear from local retailers to gain perspective on how the looming tax hike stands to negatively impact local job providers. Please contact your state representative today, asking them for a vote on House Bill 4485.