Thursday, October 15, 2009

Revenue Dept. will take questions on PA small cigar tax

This morning I was forwarded an email from Norman Sharp, president of the Cigar Association of America (www.cigarassociation.org) to all CAA member companies, regarding the Pennsylvania tax on small cigars. To help galvanize this effort, I thought I'd pass it along:
As we have reported, Pennsylvania will begin taxing little cigars at 8 cents each beginning November 1. The state defines a little cigar as those weighing 4 lbs. or less per 1,000. The legislation has raised many questions. Below is a message from Gerry Kupris, our lobbyist and executive director of the PA Assn. of Distributors, regarding a meeting which will be held in an attempt to answer those questions.

In an effort to address questions regarding the new little cigar tax, the Revenue Department will be available to PDA CAA members for a discussion and Q&A:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Harrisburg Hilton and Towers
2nd and Market Street
Harrisburg, PA
717-233-6000

NOTE: PLEASE RSVP ATTENDANCE SO WE CAN MAKE PROPER ARRANGEMENTS FOR SEATING AND MATERIALS!

If you have questions, please call 717-236-0500 or e-mail pda@pa.net.
First little cigars, then medium-size cigars, then... Well, you get the idea. If you are or know a PDA CAA member, please heed the call and respond accordingly. - G.K.

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