Maryland: Tobacco Excise Taxes
Maryland Cigarette and Tobacco Excise Taxes
|Total Maryland Cigarette Taxes||Average Cost Per Pack||Ranking (Highest to Lowest)|
|$2.00 / pack||$6.60 / pack||17th / 51|
In addition to (or instead of) traditional sales taxes, cigarettes and other tobacco products are subject to excise taxes on both the Maryland and Federal levels. Excise taxes on tobacco are implemented by every state, as are excises on alcohol and motor fuels like gasoline.
Current Maryland Tobacco Excise Tax Rates
The primary excise taxes on tobacco in Maryland are on cigarettes, though many states also have taxes on other tobacco products like cigars, snuff, or e-cigarettes. The tax on cigarettes is $2 per pack of 11 to 20 cigarettes, 10 cents per cigarette in a pack of more than 20 and for other tobacco products there is a tax of 30% of wholesale price.
Maryland Cigarette Tax - $2.00 / pack
In Maryland, cigarettes are subject to a state excise tax of $2.00 per pack of 20. Cigarettes are also subject to Maryland sales tax of approximately $0.37 per pack, which adds up to a total tax per pack of $2.37.
The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in Maryland is $6.60, which is the 17th highest in the United States.
Maryland Cigars Tax - 70% / Wholesale Price
In Maryland, cigars are subject to a state excise tax of 70% / wholesale price as well as federal excise taxes (listed below).
Maryland Tobacco/Snuff Tax - 30% / Wholesale Price
In Maryland, tobacco/snuff are subject to a state excise tax of 30% / wholesale price as well as federal excise taxes (listed below).
Payment of Maryland Tobacco Excise Taxes
Payments of tobacco excise taxes are made by vendors, not by consumers, though the taxes will be passed on in the tobacco's retail price. Sales reports and payments of cigarettes and tobacco products are due on the 21st of each month.
Federal Tobacco Excise Taxes
The price of all tobacco products sold in Maryland also includes Federal Tobacco excise taxes, which are collected from the manufacturer by the Tobacco and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and generally passed on to the consumer in the product's price. Federal excise tax rates on tobacco products are as follows:
Cigars and Cigarettes
|Small Cigarettes||$50.33 per 1,000 cigarettes, or $1.01 per pack of 20|
|Large Cigarettes||$105.69 per 1,000 cigarettes, or $2.11 per pack of 20|
|Small Cigars||$50.33 per 1,000 cigars, or $1.01 per pack of 20|
|Large Cigars||52.75% of sales price but not to exceed $402.60 per 1,000 cigars, or $0.4026 maximum each|
Other Tobacco Products
|Pipe Tobacco||$2.8311 per pound, or $0.1769 per one-ounce tin|
|Chewing Tobacco||$0.5033 per pound, or $0.0315 per one-ounce tin|
|Snuff||$1.51 per pound, or $0.0944 per one-ounce tin|
|Roll-your-own Tobacco||$24.78 per pound, or $1.5488 per one-ounce tin|
There are also federal excise taxes on cigarette rolling paper and cigarette tubes.
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