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Stop the Massive Federal Tobacco Tax Hike

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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.

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Michigan Tobacco Revenue
  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $2.00
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: 32%
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: 32% Wholesale Price
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: 32% Wholesale Price
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: 6%; $0.38

Michigan Revenue from Cigarettes (In Millions)
  • Excise Tax Collected (2011): $916.9
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2011): $251.2
  • Cigarette Sales Tax Revenue (2011): $169.6
  • Total Revenue Collected (2011): $1,290.8

Source: Bill Orzechowski & Rob Walker, The Tax Burden on Tobacco, vol. 46 (February 2012); funded in part by Altria Client Services Inc.
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