Vape shops see partial win in tobacco tax court case – FOX43.com

Please enable Javascript to watch this video

It was back in 2016 when Joshua Sanders, owner of East Coast Vapor in Swatara Township, says the Department of Revenue told him he had to pay a 40 percent tax on all of his store’s inventory.

“For someone to come into our store and tell us, ‘Hey we’re going to pretty much shut you down because we’re taxing you so much money,’ I thought that was unfair,” said Sanders.

The measure was enacted by the legislature as a part of the state’s budget, and included inventory purchased before the tax was imposed.

“We’re talking hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Sanders.

He says that would have put him out of business.

According to the Tobacco Products Tax Act, also known as TPTA, an electronic cigarette is defined as an electronic oral device, such as one composed of a heating element and battery or electronic circuit, which provides a vapor of nicotine.

Sanders says only five percent of his store’s inventory meets this definition, and that’s when

Read More Here...

This entry was posted in Vaporizer E-Cigarette Stocks News. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your email address will never be published.