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.)

Stamp Orders by Shipping Only Due to COVID-19
To ensure the health and safety of our customers and employees, we're filling cigarette stamp orders by shipping only – on Tuesdays and Fridays – except as noted below. You cannot purchase or pick up stamps in-person.

For this year's holiday season, the order and ship dates are as follows for the weeks of:
     • Thanksgiving: Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24
     • Christmas: Tuesday, December 22, and Wednesday, December 23
     • New Year's: Tuesday, December 29, and Wednesday, December 30

We must receive your order by 10 a.m. on Tuesday or Friday for same-day shipping. We will process orders received after 10 a.m. on the next shipping day.

We encourage you to send your Form 211, Cigarette Stamp Order Form, by email to

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