Oppose Premium Tobacco Tax Increase
Congress AGAIN threatens to Raise Taxes on Premium Cigars & Pipe Tobacco
Over the course of the last 24 hours, the level of threat has risen as congress considers new ways to raise revenue to pay for sweeping new programs. While taxes on the nation’s wealthiest citizens is a primary target, some in congress are using this moment to press for tax increases on tobacco as a whole, and premium cigars and pipe tobacco specifically.
The threat of rolling Senator Dick Durbin’s “Tobacco Tax Equity Act” into some of the packages under consideration is real. This action could result in a significant tax increase on premium cigars and pipe tobacco. Their goal: To raise $96 billion, in tobacco taxes alone….
This comes at a time of regulatory uncertainty and in the midst of a national economic recovery. It’s an attack on American small businesses, and a threat to the economies and political stability in some of the most fragile nations in this hemisphere.
Contact your members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate TODAY! Tell them new tobacco taxes, especially on premium handmade cigars and pipe tobacco will destroy your business! Tell them:
1. This violates the pledge NOT to Raise Taxes on those making less than $400,000 annually;
2. They can’t raise taxes as the industry faces new regulatory threats;
3. Such tobacco tax increases NEVER raise the level of revenue that is projected, while destroying jobs and local small businesses.
ACT. NOW. TELL THEM TO SAY NO, TO NEW CIGAR AND PIPE TOBACCO TAXES!