Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes


Cigarette and tobacco product distributors and wholesalers pay these taxes, as well as an additional sales tax and nonsettlement fee on each package of cigarettes. Individuals who bring, transport, or ship cigarettes or tobacco products from another state or country may also be liable for use tax. We issue licenses to all distributors and subjobbers before they can sell or distribute cigarettes in Minnesota. (See Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 297F, and M.S. 325F.781.)

New Law: Beginning January 1, 2020, any nicotine solution, regardless if it’s derived from tobacco, is considered a tobacco product for tax purposes. See "Definition of Tobacco Amended” for more information.

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