Tuesday, June 29, 2010

NY passes RI for highest cigarette tax

New York’s total cigarette tax of $4.35 per pack has bumped Rhode Island’s $3.46-a-pack levy to second-highest in the nation. Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and lawmakers raised the Ocean State’s tax by $1 last year, the fifth increase in the last decade.

Connecticut ranks third-highest at $3 a pack, having also raised its cigarette tax by $1 last year. Massachusetts’ is seventh-highest at $2.51.
From Providence Business News

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