House Bill 427 would enact a 5 cents per ml tax on e-liquid as well as double the wholesale tax on smokeless tobacco from 20% to 40%. House Bill 252 would also tax e-liquid at 5 cents per ml but proposes a slightly lower wholesale tax on smokeless tobacco at 30%. While this new tax on e-liquid may seem modest, the long history of “sin” taxes has shown that once a “small” tax is on the books, it becomes far easier for future legislatures to hike that tax.
Please take action now by sending a fully editable email to your lawmakers urging them to oppose this tax bill.
- Oppose HB 427 & HB 252 - Send an Email
Currently, there are no hearings scheduled for these bills. Louisiana residents should monitor hearing announcements from the House Ways & Means Committee for updates.
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