Posts tagged: Cigarette Sales

Restrictions on Tobacco Sales in San Francisco

Tweet Despite the fact that the attempt to increase California’s smoking age to 21 stumbled several weeks ago in the state Assembly, that won’t prevent several San Francisco lawmakers from seeking to enforce stronger polices for young vapes and smokers at the local level. Today the Supervisor Scott Wiener and co-sponsors Supervisor Eric Mar and Malia Cohen will present legislation to increase the purchasing age for smoking products in ... Jump to full article >>

Illegal smokes tax tempers

Tweet Nearly half the cigarettes sold in Hong Kong are illegal because of high prices, a tobacco concern group claims. The finding was based on an informal “survey” carried out by the Vote Against Tax Hikes Alliance, which rummaged through dozens of trash bins in Lok Fu and Lam Tin public housing estates last month, picking up empty cigarette packages. Of the 200 boxes retrieved, 92 were either from the mainland, or on which duty was ... Jump to full article >>

A 20-stick pack of cigarettes costs RM10 from today

Tweet KUALA LUMPUR: A 20-stick pack of cigarettes now costs RM10. Federation of Sundry Goods Merchants’ Association president Lean Hing Chuan said the association received a letter from a tobacco company on Saturday informing the association of the price increase effective today. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Donald Lim confirmed yesterday a 70 sen increase from the previous price of RM9.30. Lean said the price increase would affect cigarette s ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarette tax banned until Oct. 1

Tweet Every Native American tribe in New York State now has at least temporary protection from state taxation of cigarette sales to non-Indians. U. S. District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn, based in Albany, ruled Thursday that the state cannot tax cigarette sales by any tribe until at least Oct. 1. Kahn’s ruling came after the St. Regis Mohawks filed an action in his court similar to one filed in Buffalo by the Senecas and Cayugas. In Buffalo, Distri ... Jump to full article >>

Paterson to propose new round of cuts

Tweet A state government shutdown averted, Gov. David A. Paterson came right back at lawmakers Tuesday, saying he will offer a new round of program cuts affecting economic development, public protection and transportation. The governor wants lawmakers to approve the latest round of cuts before they leave the Capitol this week, breaking with the last two months of emergency spending measures proposed on Fridays and enacted under deadline pressure ... Jump to full article >>

Paterson Seeks Huge Cuts and $1 Billion in Taxes and Fees

Tweet Gov. David A. Paterson proposed on Tuesday what would be the largest cut to school aid in more than two decades and nearly $1 billion in new or increased taxes and fees as he unveiled his budget, a plan that is likely to be the first chapter in a prolonged battle with the Legislature. Searching for new sources of tax revenue amid a fiscal crisis, the governor proposed legalizing mixed martial arts, allowing the sale of wine in grocery store ... Jump to full article >>

‘Threat assessment’ sought in Indian tax dispute

Tweet Gov. David A. Paterson has asked the U.S. Justice Department for a “threat assessment” about possible violence if he were to try to collect taxes on cigarette sales by Indian tribes, including the Seneca Nation. In a letter to top federal prosecutors, the governor also suggests he might need help from Washington in dealing with any unrest by Indian tribes. The unusual request, dated Sept. 23 and sent to the U.S. attorneys in the ... Jump to full article >>

Paterson asks feds to weigh risks of collecting taxes on Indian cigarettes

Tweet ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson has asked the U.S. Justice Department for a “threat assessment” if he were to begin trying to collect taxes on cigarette sales by Indian tribes, including the Seneca Nation. In a letter to top federal prosecutors, the governor also suggests he might need help from Washington in putting down any possible unrest by Indian tribes if the tax collection starts. The unusual request, dated Septembe ... Jump to full article >>

Jenner & Block Wins Ruling for Cauygas over Cigarette Sales

Tweet For Native American tribes, cigarette sales are a huge source of revenue. So a decision issued on Friday by a state appellate court in New York declaring that the Cayuga Indian Nation can sell cigarettes tax free to non members is welcome news for all tribes in the state. For Native American tribes, cigarette sales are a huge source of revenue. So a decision issued on Friday by a state appellate court in New York declaring that the Cayuga I ... Jump to full article >>