The Alaska Citizen's Guide to the Budget

 

5.2.9 New Revenues to Fill the Fiscal Gap—Cigarette Tax

At $1.00 per pack, Alaska's cigarette tax ranks second, behind New York's with a $1.11 per pack tax.

Cigarette Tax Rate Comparison by State, 2001
State Cigarette Tax
($ per 20-pack)
Rank
Alabama 0.17 43
Alaska 1.00 2
Arizona (i) 0.58 15
Arkansas 0.32 29
California 0.87 4
Colorado 0.20 38
Connecticut 0.50 19
Delaware 0.24 32
District of Columbia 0.65 14
Florida 0.34 27
Georgia 0.12 46
Hawaii 1.00 3
Idaho 0.28 31
Illinois 0.58 16
Indiana 0.16 44
Iowa 0.36 24
Kansas 0.24 33
Kentucky 0.03 50
Louisiana 0.24 34
Maine 0.74 10
Maryland 0.66 13
Massachusetts 0.76 8
Michigan 0.75 9
Minnesota 0.48 20
Mississippi 0.18 39
Missouri (e) 0.17 41
Montana 0.18 40
Nebraska (a) 0.34 26
Nevada 0.35 25
New Hampshire 0.52 17
New Jersey 0.80 6
New Mexico 0.21 37
New York 1.11 1
North Carolina (a) 0.05 49
North Dakota 0.44 21
Ohio (b) 0.24 35
Oklahoma 0.23 36
Oregon 0.68 12
Pennsylvania 0.31 30
Rhode Island 0.71 11
South Carolina (e), (d) 0.07 48
South Dakota 0.33 28
Tennessee 0.13 45
Texas 0.41 23
Utah (b) 0.52 18
Vermont 0.44 22
Virginia 0.03 51
Washington (g) 0.83 5
West Virginia 0.17 42
Wisconsin (a), (h) 0.77 7
Wyoming (f) 0.12 47

 

Footnotes

Sources: State Revenue Departments; Commerce Clearing House; Federation of Tax Administrators; and various state taxpayer organizations.

From: Table 7, Various State Tax Rates as of December 31, 2001, "State Tax Collections and Rates," by David Hoffman, Special Report, Tax Foundation February 2002, No. 110. [http://www.taxfoundation.org/sr110.pdf]

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