Vapor Products Exempt from Sales Tax and Subject to Excise Tax in D.C.

Monday, September 21st, 2015

 
 
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Beginning October 1, 2015, sales of vapor products will be exempt from sales tax. However, these products will be subject the excise tax for tobacco products. The excise tax is imposed on the first person to possess or sell the product in D.C. If a wholesaler or other vendor does not pay the excise tax, the retailer is responsible for paying it. The excise tax rate on tobacco products is currently 70%. This rate will be decreased to 67% on October 1, 2015.

http://otr.cfo.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/otr/publication/attachments/Vapor%20Products%20Retailer%20Notice.pdf


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