FAQ: TOBACCO TAX
What is a tobacco tax?
In its most general sense, if an item is a tobacco product, as defined by federal law, then it is taxable when it is imported or produced in the United States. The manufacturer or importer likely owes the federal government tax upon manufacturing or importing the tobacco into the country. Similarly, the first company to manufacture or import a tobacco product, as defined by state law, is required to pay wholesale tobacco tax to its respective state. All cigarettes and tobacco products sold in the United States are taxed. Many states asses their own tax rates for each type of tobacco product. Businesses engaged in the sale, distribution, or manufacturer of tobacco products must pay both state and federal taxes on these products.
Am I entitled to a refund?
To find out whether you may be due for a refund, contact our tax professionals. We can review your tax returns to see whether there were any errors in your tax returns or whether any new laws have changed which may enable you to receive a refund. All you have to do is provide us with your returns and the information used to prepare the returns, and we do the rest. However, it is important to remember – if you don’t act timely YOU COULD LOSE YOUR RIGHT TO A REFUND. States have strict statute of limitations that limit the time in which you can apply for a refund.
I am facing a tobacco audit. What can I do?
If you are facing an audit, it is important that you consult a professional about your case. Depending on the state, businesses can be audited systematically as a routine while some are conducted at random. During an audit, it is important that you learn your rights, including whether you need to hand over your bookkeeping records and what paperwork you must sign. Our team at Tobacco Tax Refund, Inc. can guide you through the auditing process to make sure your business interests are not compromised.
What types of businesses do you represent?
We represent businesses of all sizes all across the United States. From small local stores to global, publically traded companies, you are welcome to contact us if you need help with a tobacco tax law issue.
Why should I choose Tobacco Tax Refund, Inc. to represent my business?
Not every tax professional is equipped to handle tobacco tax matters. We offer a unique tax service that requires specialized knowledge of tax and accounting matters. Our tax professionals have over 50 years of collective experience in both the legal and accounting fields. We are tax professionals, attorneys, and CPAs who all have in-depth and hands-on experience in tobacco tax laws.
If you have a question or if you would like to discuss your case, just give us a call at (888) 918-4690.