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Gov. Bentley Proposed to Increase Tobacco Tax in Alabama

Current Governor of Alabama Robert J. Bentley presented last week his plan of taxes increase in the state. He is looking for a way to fill the budget deficit which needs $700 million dollar and his plan allows to fill the budget on a long term. Bentley presented several variants of proposed changes. Experts were analyzing the new tax proposals … Continue reading Continue reading

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Health groups: Stop duty-free cigs

Health groups are intending to cut duty-free tobacco allowances for travelers. Several groups proposed to increase tobacco tax announced in the Budget – and all have called for duty-free allowances to be cut and for tobacco tax increases to be much sharper than the proposed increases of 10 % a year over the next 4 years. The groups include the … Continue reading

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Hawaii Lawmakers Move to Hike Tobacco Tax by 70 Percent

Tobacco products could be a lot more expensive in Hawaii if some state legislators get their way. The state Senate Health Committee endorsed legislation that would increase the excise tax on tobacco to 70 percent, or $3.20 per product. The lawmakers hope the levy increase will reduce smoking and tobacco use in the state, according to the Associated Press. Senate … Continue reading

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Russia's Medvedev inks law on tobacco, alcohol excise tax hike

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed into law a bill seeking to hike excise taxes for tobacco and alcohol products in 2012–2014, the Kremlin’s press service said in a statement Tuesday. Under the law, the excise tax on cigarettes is to amount to no less than 460 rubles per 1,000 units from January 1, 2012; 510 rubles from July 2012; … Continue reading

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