Cigarette Tax Increase

SALEM, Ore. — Starting the first of the year, cigarette taxes will increase in Oregon. The Oregon Department of Revenue will increase the state tax on a standard pack of cigarettes by 13 cents, from $1.18 to $1.31. Tobacco officials say revenue from these taxes total about $250 million a year. The money helps to … Continue reading »

Oregon House Votes To Tax Cigarettes

SALEM, Ore. — In addition to gun control, another debate at the state capital is whether or not to allow a tax on tobacco. The House narrowly passed the measure to allow counties to tax cigarettes on Thursday. Tobacco taxes are currently the exclusive authority of the state. Proponents say the bill would help struggling … Continue reading »