Taxable Vapor: Washington Legislature Considers Taxing Electronic Cigarettes Like Tobacco Products

7 Apr

Even handed yet very revealing if the readers are paying attention and doing their homework.

JONATHAN TURLEY

The TaxfatherI’ll make a tax they can’t refuse.

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

In the seemingly endless hunger to tax everything under the clouds the Washington Legislature is considering placing a 95% wholesale tax on electronic cigarettes and supplies. Currently retail sales of e-cigarettes are taxed as ordinary sales tax where as tobacco products are taxed at the highest wholesale tax rate in the United States. 

Not to be pushed out of the tax racket, the various families at the state legislature are trying to make sure their interests are “protected”.

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