The Effect of a Value Added Tax on the Price of Cigarettes

1994-08-08

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  • Marginalia; Memo from E J Battison, Tobacco Institute, to Fred Panzer regarding the effect of a value added tax (VAT) on the price of cigarettes. Responds to a request for an estimate of the effect on prices. Discusses assumptions necessary in this estimation. Finds that VATs at 15% or higher would be more burdensome than the current federal excise tax rate. Includes table showing these findings.
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