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Frequently asked questions about cigars
What does "taxable price" of a cigar mean?
- taxable price = the price for which the cigar was purchased by its retail dealer + a prescribed percentage of that amount*, or * taxable price of cigar defines as wholesale price to retailer × 22%
- taxable price = the price paid for the cigar by the consumer where a consumer purchases the cigar directly from the manufacturer or importer of the cigar.
Effective June 18, 2002, the cigar tax rate is 56.6%. This rate is applied to the taxable price of a cigar.
The Tobacco Tax Act requires that all businesses who plan to import and/or wholesale cigars in Ontario must apply to be designated as a Cigar Tax Collector.