North Carolina Tobacco Sales Taxes 2018 North Carolina: Tobacco Excise Taxes

North Carolina:

North Carolina Cigarette and Tobacco Excise Taxes

Total North Carolina Cigarette Taxes Average Cost Per Pack Ranking (Highest to Lowest)
$0.45 / pack $4.87 / pack 47th / 51

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


  • Other North Carolina Excise Taxes:
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Fuel

North Carolina Tobacco Sales Taxes 2018 Current North Carolina Tobacco Excise Tax Rates

North Carolina has some of the lowest taxes on cigarettes in the United States

The primary excise taxes on tobacco in North Carolina are on cigarettes, though many states also have taxes on other tobacco products like cigars, snuff, or e-cigarettes. The tax on cigarettes is 45 cents per pack of 20 cigarettes, other tobacco products are taxed at 12.8% of the wholesale price and 5 cents per fluid milliliter of vapor products.


North Carolina cigarette sales tax rate

North Carolina Cigarette Tax - $0.45 / pack

In North Carolina, cigarettes are subject to a state excise tax of $0.45 per pack of 20. Cigarettes are also subject to North Carolina sales tax of approximately $0.31 per pack, which adds up to a total tax per pack of $0.76.

The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in North Carolina is $4.87, which is the 47th highest in the United States.


North Carolina Other Tobacco Products sales tax rate

North Carolina Other Tobacco Products Tax - 12.80% / Wholesale Price

In North Carolina, other tobacco products are subject to a state excise tax of 12.80% / wholesale price as well as federal excise taxes (listed below).

North Carolina applies a $0.05/milliliter tax to e-cigarette and vaping liquid.


Payment of North Carolina 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 20th of each month.


Federal Tobacco Sales Taxes 2018 Federal Tobacco Excise Taxes

The price of all tobacco products sold in North Carolina 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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