Proposed E-Liquid Taxes in Alabama and Vermont

An Alabama representative recently proposed HB 224, a bill that would impose a $.25 e-liquid taxes per mL of e-liquid, which would significantly increase the cost. The bill also requires that retailers only purchase from approved distributors, which would limit selection for Alabama vapers.The bill is currently being reviewed by the Ways and Means Committee.

Vermont’s state legislature is currently reviewing two bills that affect the vape community. HB 233 imposes a 92% tax on the wholesale price of e-liquid containing nicotine. This is the same tax rate as tobacco products. This bill could be moved forward as early as this week. Also being reviewed is HB 59, which would ban the sale of flavored e-liquids.

 

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