HB 394 is a bill that was introduced to the Georgia State Legislature recently. This bill, if enacted would amend standing state code regarding the taxation of tobacco products including premium cigars. This bill proposes changing the tax rate on premium cigars from 23% of wholesale cost to 39% of wholesale cost. This massive raise in the tax on cigar sales will hurt retail small business owners, manufacturuers, and consumers.
Whether you are a Georgia premium cigar retailer or consumer take a minute to write to your elected officials in opposition to HB 394. Over 100 small business and family owned businesses in Georgia are depending on you to take action!