Michigan Tobacco Tax New MiMATS e-File System starting July 30, 2018

The new tobacco tax filing system will offer three online methods.
  • Web filing - Manual entry of your return directly in the online portal.
  • Excel Spreadsheet - An updated Excel spreadsheet that can be uploaded in the online portal.
  • Excel spreadsheet template(s) will be available soon. XML Fill Format - Upload return data through the online portal (Schema available in June 2018.)

South Carolina new Cigarettes Tax Stamp requirement Jan 1, 2019

Beginning in 2019, individual packs of cigarettes must be stamped prior to distribution to show that excise tax has been paid. The Cigarette Tax rates have not changed ($0.57 for 20 count packs and $0.7125 for 25 count packs), but effective Jan 1, the tax will be paid by purchasing CigarettesTax Stamps from SCDOR.

Oklahoma Cigarette Tax Increases on July 1, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018 the cigarette tax in Oklahoma will increase an additional $1 per pack of 20 cigarettes and an additional $1.25 per pack of 25 cigarettes.

For the purpose of ensuring maximum wholesaler compliance, the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) will not sell cigarette excise tax stamps to any wholesaler during the proceeding calendar year 2017. A wholesaler may purchase in excess of the monthly average upon documentation, to the ITC's satisfaction, of probable sales in excess of the wholesaler's sales in 2017.

Nebraska Sales & Use Tax Changes April 1, 2018

Effective April 1, 2018, the city of Norfolk will decrease its local sales and use tax rate from 2% to 1.5%.

These changes are on the Nebraska Department of Revenue’s website at revenue.nebraska.gov under the Sales and Use Tax link.

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Wisconsin tobacco tax filing changes that are effective in 2019

Wisconsin cigarette and tobacco products tax returns are changing in January 2019.

Wisconsin is joining other states in adopting uniform tax forms to assist distributors in complying with various state reporting and tax collection requirements. The uniform forms were developed in consultation with industry representatives by the Federation of Tax Administrator (FTA) Tobacco Uniformity Project.

What changes will be made?

The following Wisconsin tax forms will be revised or replaced:

All Indiana Tobacco distributors are Required to File CT-19 Monthly

All Indiana tobacco licensed distributors, selling cigarettes or not, are required to file a "CT-19: Monthly Report of Cigarettes Stamped and Roll-Your-Own Tobacco Purchased" report each month with Indiana Department of Revenue. Indiana DOR discovered some differences among distributors in the method used to report product that is returned to the manufacturer, and the format of amended reports. For reporting of returned products transactions, indicate a negative value in the Cigarettes/RYO section for the Month in which the return to the manufacturer occurs.

MN Kandiyohi County 0.5 Percent Transit Sales And Use Tax

Starting April 1, 2018, Kandiyohi County will have a 0.5% transit sales and use tax and a $20 vehicle excise tax. The Minnesota Department of Revenue will administer this tax.

This 0.5 percent transit sales tax applies to retail sales made within Kandiyohi County. The transit use tax applies to taxable items used in the County if the local sales tax was not paid.

Massachusetts licensed marijuana establishments are expected to open for business on July 1, 2018

Legislation enacted in 2017, known as “An Act to Ensure Safe Access to Marijuana,” provides for the licensing of marijuana establishments and retail sale of adult use marijuana within the Commonwealth. Licensed marijuana establishments are expected to open for business on July 1, 2018. The sale of marijuana and marijuana products will be subject to sales and use tax, marijuana excise, and local option taxes. The Commissioner intends to promulgate regulations to clarify the collection, filing, and payment responsibilities of marijuana businesses for these taxes.

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