KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Report: Cigarette Sales Down, Tax Haul Up In MN



Bookmark and Share

As tobacco sellers feared, Minnesota's increased tax on cigarettes has dampened sales since taking effect on July 1.
    
Early Department of Revenue figures show a double-digit percentage fall in demand for the stamps affixed to each pack of cigarettes over the same period last year. The stamps are proof that state taxes have been paid. Wholesalers and retailers pin the dip on the extra $1.60 per pack tax, especially in border towns.
    
The department reports that tax collections are up anyway, though they are slightly lagging projections used when lawmakers built the tax increase into their newly enacted state budget.
    
Anti-smoking groups say the higher cigarette tax is having its intended effect: Getting people to consider quitting.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Your Sneek Peek Inside The Events Center   story with video

For the last month no one, besides construction workers and managers of the ...

SD GOP Reacts To Dem's EB-5 Claims

Just hours after the South Dakota Democratic Party held a press conference ...

SDDP Attorney: Why Was Corruption Allowed To Spread?

The South Dakota Democratic Party is once again asking for ...

Pat O'Brien Signs New Memoir In Sioux Falls  Sep. 18

Inmate Charged With Murdering Convicted Killer  story with video  Sep. 18

Jackson County Sued Over Indian Voting Issue  Sep. 18

MN Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident Near Milbank  Sep. 18

Wind Cave Offering Free Tours Sept. 27  Sep. 18

Economy Remains Slow In Rural Parts Of 10 States  Sep. 18

Clowns Race Bikes For United Way  Sep. 18

Huron 7th Grade Teacher Arrested  Sep. 18

SF Downtown Beating Sparks Reactions  story with video  Sep. 18

Inmate Indicted For Homicide At State Prison  Sep. 18

Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In 2 SD Cities  Sep. 18

Polls Open In Historic Scottish Independence Vote  Sep. 18

NW Iowa Jailer Fired, Accused Of Harassment  Sep. 18

The Daily Scoop: 9-18-2014  story with video  Sep. 18

Prehistoric Fish Re-Entering Big Stone Lake  Sep. 18

Absentee Voting For General Election Opens Friday  Sep. 18

Texas Roadhouse Shares Tailgating Tips  story with video  Sep. 18

KDLT News Archive
     

Huron 7th Grade Teacher Arrested

A 7th grade teacher in Huron was arrested after allegedly having ...

Inmate Indicted For Homicide At State Prison

The South Dakota Attorney General's office says ...

Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In 2 SD Cities

A Powerball ticket sold in Aberdeen is worth $10,000 in the ...

SF Downtown Beating Sparks Reactions  story with video  Sep. 18

SD GOP Reacts To Dem's EB-5 Claims  Sep. 18

MN Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident Near Milbank  Sep. 18

Prehistoric Fish Re-Entering Big Stone Lake  Sep. 18

NW Iowa Jailer Fired, Accused Of Harassment  Sep. 18

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top