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[ontario.ca/finance] Tobacco Tax Rate Increases Beginning April 28, 2017

In Writing (all kinds) on April 27, 2017 at 7:49 PM

Ontario Ministry of Finance

Tobacco Tax Rate Increases Beginning April 28, 2017

The Minister of Finance, in the 2017 Ontario Budget, announced an increase in the tobacco tax rates, effective 12:01 a.m., April 28, 2017.

New Tobacco Tax Rates

  • 16.475 cents per cigarette
  • 16.475 cents per gram or part gram of other tobacco product (except cigars).

This means that, as of April 28, 2017, tobacco tax on a carton of 200 cigarettes is increasing by $2.00, to $32.95.

Annual Increases

In 2018 and 2019 tobacco taxes will be increased by an additional 2 cents per cigarette or gram of tobacco each year.  This approach will replace the inflation-based tax increases announced in last year’s Budget.

Wholesalers

Wholesalers of tobacco products who are not collectors of tobacco tax are required to complete a Tobacco Products Inventory Report.

The ministry is emailing or faxing a Tobacco Products Inventory Report and instructions to wholesalers who are not collectors of tobacco tax. Wholesalers who do not receive a Tobacco Products Inventory Report and instructions on April 27, 2017 can call 1 866 668-8297 ext. 16042.

Learn More

Questions?
feedback.fin@ontario.ca or call 1 866 ONT-TAXS (1 866 668-8297)

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