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Governor signs Wyoming vaping taxes into law


CASPER, Wyo. — Governor Mark Gordon signed House Bill 73 into law on Tuesday, March 10, which will impose excise taxes on vaping products in Wyoming.

The new taxes are set to go into effect on July 1, 2020.

The bill will levy a 15% excise tax on the wholesale purchase price of e-cigarettes and vaping material imported into the state for resale. Wholesalers who pay this tax will be entitled to retain 4% of the tax collected.

If the wholesale tax rate is not paid, the bill will impose a tax “upon the use or storage by consumers of electronic cigarettes and vapor material in this state, and upon those consumers” at the rate of “7.5% of the retail price of the electronic cigarettes and vapor material.”

“E-cigarettes” are defined under the bill as “any device that can be used to deliver aerosolized or vaporized nicotine or synthetic nicotine.”

Batteries and battery charges will not see such taxes imposed if they are sold separately from the vaping devices.

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