NYAGS: Sales Taxes and Cigarettes

May 8, 2014

Lately, there has been some attention on the city and state’s loss of sales tax revenue because of the use of a cash register called a zapper. Apparently, these zapper devices make the sale disappear, eliminating all traces of a tax being owed. Well, we know what really makes the sale disappear when it comes to cigarettes-and the buttlegging of non-taxed smokes zaps New York’s small stores as well as the municipal treasury.

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Senate Passes Pro-Enforcement Tobacco Tax Bill

June 29, 2013

Increases the presumed “cost of the agent” for purposes of cigarette marketing; establishes the cigarette tax enforcement fund

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Video: NY State Senator Marty Golden on NYC Tobacco Tax

May 24, 2013

Video: NY State Senator Marty Golden on NYC Tobacco Tax

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NY Post: Weak tax laws give NYC potheads a high

January 29, 2013

Potheads are also lighting up cigar sales because their cigar “joints” don’t give off that pungent, sickly sweet smell that makes the people around them snicker, roll their eyes and maybe call the cops.

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Jackson Heights Man Charged With Cigarette Tax Fraud

October 11, 2012

Investigators at the city Department of Finance and the state Department of Taxation and Finance last month charged a 54-year-old Jackson Heights man with possessing thousands of untaxed cigarettes and counterfeit tax stamps.

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New York Times: Tobacco Companies Broke Law by Selling Untaxed Cigarettes, Judge Rules

August 23, 2012

A federal judge ruled last week that two tobacco wholesalers illegally skirted paying millions of dollars in taxes by selling truckloads of untaxed cigarettes to retailers on an American Indian reservation on Long Island, which then resold them in the city at cut-rate prices.

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NYTA: First Annual Stogathon Event

July 2, 2012

Join us July 24th To benefit New York Tobacconist Association’s Legislative’s Initiatives

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Cig Tax Cheating Stores Burn City

June 8, 2012

A special unit of the city Finance Department that conducted a sweep of 1,700 stores licensed to sell tobacco products found an astounding 42 percent either peddling untaxed cigarettes or using counterfeit stamps to duck the combined $5.85 city-state tax, The Post has learned.

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