District Of Columbia Tobacco Sales Taxes 2018 District Of Columbia: Tobacco Excise Taxes

District Of Columbia:

District Of Columbia Cigarette and Tobacco Excise Taxes

Total District Of Columbia Cigarette Taxes Average Cost Per Pack Ranking (Highest to Lowest)
$2.50 / pack $7.30 / pack 14th / 51

In addition to (or instead of) traditional sales taxes, cigarettes and other tobacco products are subject to excise taxes on both the District Of Columbia and Federal levels. Excise taxes on tobacco are implemented by every state, as are excises on alcohol and motor fuels like gasoline.


  • Other District Of Columbia Excise Taxes:
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Fuel

District Of Columbia Tobacco Sales Taxes 2018 Current District Of Columbia Tobacco Excise Tax Rates

District Of Columbia has relatively high taxes on cigarettes compared to other states in the United States

The primary excise taxes on tobacco in District Of Columbia are on cigarettes, though many states also have taxes on other tobacco products like cigars, snuff, or e-cigarettes. The tax on cigarettes is $2.50 per pack containing 20 cigarettes and a possible surtax that will be different depending on where tobacco products are bought (all tobacco products including cigarettes). In DC, sales tax is applied to cigarettes at a wholesale level, not at the consumer level.


District Of Columbia cigarette sales tax rate

District Of Columbia Cigarette Tax - $2.50 / pack

In District Of Columbia, cigarettes are subject to a state excise tax of $2.50 per pack of 20. Cigarettes are also subject to District Of Columbia sales tax of approximately $0.41 per pack, which adds up to a total tax per pack of $2.91.

The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in District Of Columbia is $7.30, which is the 14th highest in the United States.


District Of Columbia Other Tobacco Products sales tax rate

District Of Columbia Other Tobacco Products Tax - 67% / Wholesale Price

In District Of Columbia, other tobacco products are subject to a state excise tax of 67% / wholesale price as well as federal excise taxes (listed below).

The general tobacco tax also applies to vaping and e-cigarette products. Tax rates are updated yearly on October 1st.


Payment of District Of Columbia 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 are due on the 25th day of the next month for cigarettes and the 21st day after each quarter (January, April, July, October).


Federal Tobacco Sales Taxes 2018 Federal Tobacco Excise Taxes

The price of all tobacco products sold in District Of Columbia 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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