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Title 27Chapter ISubchapter BPart 40Subpart C → §40.21


Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms
PART 40—MANUFACTURE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, CIGARETTE PAPERS AND TUBES, AND PROCESSED TOBACCO
Subpart C—Taxes


§40.21   Cigar tax rates.

(a) Cigars are taxed at the following rates under 26 U.S.C. 5701(a):

Type and amountTax rate for removals during the following periods:
2002 to
March 31, 2009
April 1, 2009 and after
Small cigars per thousand$1.828$50.33
Large cigars*
  percentage of sale price20.719%52.750%
  but not to exceed—$48.75 per thousand$0.4026 per cigar.

*For large cigars: Until March 31, 2009, the percentage tax rate applies when the sale price is $235.294 per thousand or less, and the flat tax rate applies when the sale price is more than $235.294 per thousand. On and after April 1, 2009, the percentage tax rate applies when the sale price is $763.222 or less per thousand cigars, and the flat tax rate applies when the sale price is more than $763.222 per thousand cigars.

(b) See §40.22 of this part for rules concerning determination of sale price of large cigars.

(c) Cigars not exempt from tax under 26 U.S.C. chapter 52 and the provisions of this part which are removed but not intended for sale shall be taxed at the same rate as similar cigars removed for sale.

[T.D. ATF-420, 64 FR 71939, Dec. 22, 1999, as amended by T.D. TTB-75, 74 FR 14481, Mar. 31, 2009]

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