Tobacco Issues in Wyoming

Wyoming 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 in Wyoming are considering additional taxes on cigarettes, including a proposed $5.50 per carton tax hike.

Legislators need to know the negative impact such tax increases will have on Wyoming retailers. If this tax increase is adopted, Wyoming would have one of the highest cigarette tax rates in the region.
 
Higher tobacco taxes threaten business, hurt local jobs and can potentially lead to illegal cigarette smuggling. State leaders should focus on policies that promote job growth – NOT threaten them.
 
Your state senators need to know the negative impact these proposals will have on Wyoming retailers. It’s time to speak out against tobacco tax increases.
 
Tell Your State Senator:
  • Tobacco tax increases are regressive and affect those who can least afford them.
  • The downturn in the state’s economy has affected all of Wyoming’s citizens. This is no time to raise taxes on the working man.
  • Tobacco taxes are a declining revenue source that should not be depended upon to fund critical state services.
  • Call your elected officials: 1.866.658.8337 (toll-free)
  • E-mail your elected officials

Tax Facts

The excise tax on one pack of cigarettes in Wyoming is currently $0.60.

Take a closer look at the cigarette tax dollars being collected in Wyoming in FY2014.
 
  Cigarette Excise Taxes Other Tobacco Products Taxes Cigarette Sales Taxes Tobacco Settlement Payments Total Smoker Payments FY2014
State:
Local:
$19,739,879
$0
$5,372,643
$0
$6,576,000
$0
$16,979,585 $48,668,107​
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