Oppose Federal Tax Increase on Premium Cigars & Pipe Tobacco
U.S Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with U.S. Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-D-08) , introduced the bicameral Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2021. The bill has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee and is co-sponsored by several other Democrats. The legislation would raise the taxes on all tobacco products to the same rate as cigarettes, and then double it! This would present a massive increase on both premium cigars and pipe tobacco. It is important for retailers, employees, and consumers to push back against this second massive tax increase introduced at the federal level in recent months.