Texas enacted a fee on certain tobacco products manufactured by non-participating tobacco products manufacturers (“NPM”), that goes into effect on September 1, 2013. Tex. H.B. 3536 passed the legislature on June 14, 2013. The fee is imposed on the sale, use, consumption, or distribution in Texas of NPM cigarettes and other tobacco products. The rate is 2.75 cents per each NPM cigarette and 2.75 cents per each .09 ounces of NPM OTP.
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