New York ~ Sales and Use Tax: Prepaid Tax on Cigarettes Increased

The New York Department of Taxation and Finance has announced that for the period September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018, the amount of the prepaid sales tax on cigarettes is as follows: 85 cents (previously, 83 cents) on packages of 20 cigarettes and $1.06 (previously, $1.04) on packages of 25 cigarettes. The sales tax prepayment rates are determined using the following base retail sales prices: $10.580 per 20-pack of cigarettes and $2.642 for each additional five cigarettes.

Important Notice N-17-8, New York Department of Taxation and Finance, July 2017, ¶409-069

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