Tobacco Issues in Delaware

Delaware tobacco tax facts
Click here to save or print this chart. Source: Tax Burden on Tobacco, Historical Compilation, Vol. 49, Orzechowski and Walker, Arlington, VA, 2014

Cigarette Tax Alert!

Lawmakers are considering a proposal in Delaware that would increase the price of cigarettes by 63%, or $1 per pack. Smokers in Delaware already pay their fair share in taxes and fees totaling $130 million a year. And 42% of those taxes are paid by Delaware residents who make less than $25,000 a year, disproportionately impacting lower-income citizens.
 
Smokers have been the target of tax increases for years. That's unfair and it’s time to stand up and let elected state officials know enough is enough.
 
Now is the time to take action. Tell your elected officials that you already pay your fair share in tobacco taxes and any tax increase will only further burden smokers, particularly lower-income Delaware citizens who can least afford it.

Tax Facts

The excise tax on one pack of cigarettes in Delaware is currently $1.60.
 
Take a closer look at the cigarette tax dollars being collected in Delaware in FY2014.
 
  Cigarette Excise Taxes Other Tobacco Products Taxes Cigarette Sales Taxes Tobacco Settlement Payments Total Smoker Payments FY2014
State:
Local:
$105,258,270
$0
$3,562,695
$0
$0
$0
$29,452,974 $138,273,939
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