Oppose Wholesale Tobacco Tax Hike in Georgia

District 137 Representative Debbie Bruckner recently proposed HB 1229, which amends OCGA 48-11. This Bill’s primary focus is on vaping regulations and taxes but, the bill also includes an OTP tax increase from 23% to 39% of the wholesale cost. Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, or consumer; the Premium Cigar Association encourages you to contact the Georgia General Assembly to oppose this bill today and specifically mention the OTP tax increase provision. Our industry cannot afford another tax increase in these challenging times.