Big Five: Lowest tax states for cigarettes

Big Five: Lowest tax states for cigarettes

July 8th, 2014 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

The states with the lowest cigarette excise tax rates in 2014 were primarily in the South. The state tax rate does not include the $1.01 per pack federal excise tax on cigarettes or any local taxes on tobacco.

• 1. Missouri, 17 cents per pack

• 2. Virginia, 30 cents per pack

• 3. Louisiana, 36 cents per pack

• 4. Georgia, 37 cents per pack

• 5. Alabama, 46 cents per pack

Source: Tax Foundation. Tax rate per 20-cigarette pack in 2014. Tennessee's cigarette excise tax of 62 cents per share ranked as the 13th lowest state. The median state tax across the United States is $1.36 per pack.