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Short Titles as Introduced

Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2017

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax rate parity among all tobacco products, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/19/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
09/19/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5864)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]* 09/19/2017
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]* 09/19/2017
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 09/19/2017
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 09/19/2017
Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]* 09/19/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Finance09/19/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (09/19/2017)

Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2017

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the excise tax on tobacco products, to tax pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco products, and large cigars at the same level as cigarettes.

The bill revises the definition of "tobacco products," for purposes of such tax, to include any other product determined to be a tobacco product by the Food and Drug Administration. The bill also specifies that such products must be taxed at a level equivalent to the rate for cigarettes on an estimated per use basis.

The bill also makes smokeless tobacco products sold in discrete single-use units subject to an excise tax of $50.33 per thousand.

The tax rates for tobacco products must be adjusted for inflation after 2017.