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Cigar Taxes

VODCast: Cigar Shops Being Robbed By The Taxman

This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire, w whom are cigar retailers in the State of New York. Additionally, Kathleen is the Secretary/Treasurer of the NY State Cigar Association. With many family owned retailers in the cigar business, the tax in their state went up to 75% Is this the end for them… or just the beginning of the fight! We will discuss how cigar shops are […]

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The After Show Discusses New York Cigar Taxes

On October 1st New York raised their cigar tax to 75%. Our own David Garofalo has always fought against cigar taxes, especially since those in government don’t realize how they don’t work. We look at what taxes do to stores and sales. The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in […]

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It’s Tax Day Again and Still Unfair to the Smoker – A David Garofalo Editorial

It’s Tax Day again, and still unfair to the smoker. Another Editorial by David Garofalo The discrimination against smokers, buyers and sellers of tobacco products all began in 1794, when the secretary of the treasury Alexander Hamilton introduced the first ever, federal excise tax. It was on tobacco products only, and after some major modifications, Hamilton’s original proposal passed only to be repealed shortly thereafter. It was believed to have an insignificant effect on the federal budget. Even though Hamilton’s […]

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