WASHINGTON, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FIRST TAX ON CIGARETTES
Profile America — Tuesday, April 18th. This month in 1921, Iowa became the first state to enact a tax on cigarettes, rolling paper and associated paraphernalia. The tax was very modest, being just $1 per 1,000 cigarettes. Iowa today collects $1.36 per pack, ranking it just below the middle of states. The highest excise tax is levied by New York, a substantial $4.35. The lowest is found in Missouri — just $.17 cents per pack. In 2014, state governments collected $17 billion in such taxes. There are 29 cigarette manufacturers in the U.S., and some 126 cigarette brands on the market, with annual sales of over $31 billion. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
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State cigarette tax rates/accessed 2/6/2017: www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0097.pdf
Federal government collections/accessed 2/6/2017: www.transformtobacco.com/Pages/FederalTax.aspx
State government collections/accessed 2/6/2017: www.governing.com/gov-data/finance/state-sin-tax-collections-revenues.html
Cigarette brands/accessed 2/6/2017: www.revenue.nebraska.gov/cig/cig_alpha.html
Cigarette manufacturers/County Business Patterns/
Cigarette revenues/Economic Census/NAICS 312221: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ECN/2012_US/00CBDG2//naics~312221
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau