North Carolina is supporting a Tax that Massachusetts Opposed

Not just Massachusetts, also South Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Massachusetts, Vermont, Oklahoma, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and many others opposed this same tax.

North Carolina is proposing a 5¢ per milliliter added tax on the liquid used in electronic cigarettes. These products are already subject to the same sales and use tax as every other product in the state, now legislators want to levy an additional tax on e-cigarettes.

If this law passes, North Carolina would be the second state in the nation to have an added tax on e-cigarettes. All other states have rejected efforts to levy a new tax on e-cigarettes. Minnesota is the only state in the country that has an added tax on e-cigarettes.

To learn more about this tax increase, click here.

Sarah Curry

Sarah Curry is Director of Fiscal Policy Studies at the John Locke Foundation.

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