Welcome to the Arkansas Action Center!

Help Stop a Massive Federal Tobacco Tax Hike!

President Obama's budget proposal would nearly double the federal excise tax on cigarettes—raising it from $1.01/pack to $1.95/pack! It would also increase federal taxes on other tobacco products by a similar percentage.

If passed, this would be the single-largest increase on federal tobacco taxes in history.

View Full Details



 



Arkansas Tobacco Revenue
 
  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $1.15
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: 68%
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: 68% WP
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: 68% MP
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: 6%; $0.33 per pack

Arkansas Revenue from Cigarettes (In Millions)
  • Excise Tax Collected (2011): $200.4
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2011): $49.5
  • Cigarette Sales Tax Revenues (2011): $58.8
  • Total Revenue Collected (2011): $620.6

Source: Bill Orzechowski & Rob Walker, The Tax Burden on Tobacco, vol. 46 (February 2012); funded in part by Altria Client Services Inc.
In order to take action on important issues in your state, please provide us with the information requested so that we can properly match you to your elected officials.

* Prefix:

* First Name:

* Last Name:

* Street Address:

Street Address 2:

* City:

* State:

* Zip Code:

* e-Mail Address:

* Verify e-Mail Address:

Phone:


Are you a:


* Denotes a required field

* I confirm that I am at least 18 years of age.
2013 Legislative Session: January 14 - April 17

State Website

Governor Mike Beebe

State Legislature