Posts Tagged ‘sin tax’

Cigarette Tax Hike a Smokin’ Deal for Smugglers

Friday October 4th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:08am PDT   •   0 Comments

SB 768, by California state senator Kevin de Leon, would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes from 87 cents a pack to $2. The increase, which comes on top of federal taxes, would raise the price of a pack of cigarettes to more than $8. Backers of the bill say the tax…
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And Now a Federal Tax on Toilet Paper to Fund Sewer Projects?

Thursday March 24th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 12:26pm PDT   •   3 Comments

Certain to make the fodder for late night comedians and as a possible boost for the bidet industry, the Omaha World-Herald reports that believe it or not, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle has launched a campaign to push for a new form of “sin” tax—a federal tax of ten cents for every roll of toilet…
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