Monthly Archives: December 2020

Regional body ready to move on regional cigarette tax

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission is prepared to move ahead with regional administration of additional taxes on cigarettes should area localities decide to impose them. Counties can begin to levy such taxes as of July 1, 2021. David Blount is the legislative liaison for the TJPDC and he spoke at the December 3, 2020 meeting of the TJPDC Board of Commissioners.

“Counties are starting to look at discussing their budgets for fiscal year 22 which begins next July,” Blount said. “They are looking at the cigarette tax as an option for implementing in that next budget.”

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