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Old December 27th, 2015, 10:37 PM   #1
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Reality and New York Cigarette Taxes

Heh. As if they weren't warned.

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New York state cigarette tax collections have plunged by about $400 million over the past five years, according to figures and estimates from the office of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

And New York has also lost $1.3 billion in uncollected state cigarette taxes each year from alternative sales, according to a separate study.

The state is taxing far fewer packs, as smokers evade taxed packs, shop across state lines or buy smokes from Native American merchants to avoid punitive NY taxes. A typical pack in New York costs $10.60 or more, including the nation’s highest state excise tax, $4.35.

In Gotham, smokers are slapped with an extra $1.50 per pack on top of the state tax. (On top of that, there’s federal excise tax of $1.01, and an 8 percent sales tax of almost 80 cents, using our example.)

Cigarette tax revenue plunges as smokers buy outside New York | New York Post


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Old December 28th, 2015, 01:04 AM   #3
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Move to Kentucky and grow your own tobacco. The first time I went into the holler in Kentucky, I said why are you growing soy beans in here. Those are young tobacco plants, you idiot. My girlfriend said we are Running Wild or Wild Running (blind running) when taking her away from her abusive husband who packed and I packed too. She wanted to see her dying mother and I took her to her mother and basically stole her husband's car to take her to see her dying mother and met the rest of her family, gave the car back to him when we got back but his wife stayed with me. Her husband was a member of the Outlaws Biker Gang, nicknamed Screwball.

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Quit smoking, it's bad for you.
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Quit smoking, it's bad for you.
I feel the same about taxes
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And all this taxation and evasion going on when in fact:

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I feel the same about taxes
You conservatives, everything is all about your FEELINGS.

It's a medical fact that smoking is bad for your health, has nothing to do with my feelings.
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You conservatives, everything is all about your FEELINGS.

It's a medical fact that smoking is bad for your health, has nothing to do with my feelings.
It's a mathematical fact that money is better used in the hands of the people over the state.


So avoid taxes. They are bad for you.
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It's a mathematical fact that money is better used in the hands of the people over the state.


So avoid taxes. They are bad for you.
I'd suggest not moving to New York if you smoke. *shrug*

It's not taxes that are bad for you. What is bad for you is some of the idiots that decide how to spend those taxes.
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I'd suggest not moving to New York if you smoke. *shrug*

It's not taxes that are bad for you. What is bad for you is some of the idiots that decide how to spend those taxes.
No.

If I take 30% of your sandwich you now have 70% of a sandwich regardless of what I do w/ the 30% I stole from you.
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