What is the Cigarette Tax?
Distributors pay this tax when they purchase Cigarette Tax stamps from the Minnesota Department of Revenue. All packages of cigarettes sold in Minnesota must have a Minnesota Cigarette Tax stamp on them.
How much is the Cigarette Tax?
Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the rate is 14.5 cents per cigarette, $2.90 per pack of 20 cigarettes, or $3.625 per pack of 25 cigarettes.
The 2014 rate is 14 cents per cigarette, $2.83 per pack of 20 cigarettes, or $3.54 per pack of 25 cigarettes.
Cigarettes are also subject to other taxes and fees (see links under Related Information).
For information on Cigarette Tax for individuals, see Cigarette Consumer Use Tax.