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About Taxes

Due to the recent Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.,States now have the authority to require out of state mail-order companies to collect and remit sales tax. The effective dates for these requirements vary by state. In accordance with these varying requirements, Holt’s will collect sales tax from the customer and remit the tax on their behalf to the appropriate State.

Washington State Purchasers

Sales or use tax is due on certain purchases delivered or sourced to Washington. Washington requires you to file a use tax return when sales tax is not paid at the time of purchase. This message is required under the Revised Code of Washington 82.13.020(2)(a)(i).

Alabama Purchasers

Holt’s Cigar has collected the simplified sellers use tax on taxable transactions delivered into Alabama and the tax will be remitted on the customer’s behalf to the Alabama Department of Revenue.

Maryland Purchasers

Due to recent legislation in Maryland, as of October 2019, Holt’s is required to collect and remit tobacco excise taxes on the premium cigars you buy from us. See Maryland House Bill 1301. Please note this excise tax is in addition to the Maryland sales/use tax already imposed on tobacco products sold to Maryland customers. Premium cigars will be taxed at 15% of the wholesale price, which will equate to an average retail price increase of 7-9%.

As a result, effective immediately, you may see a slight increase in the purchase price on your orders. This was not our decision. We worked hard to oppose it and we will continue with our efforts. However, in order to continue to deliver the wide selection of products at competitive prices with the convenience you have come to expect from Holt’s, we are required to comply with the law of your state. For more details on the Maryland Excise Tax, review the law here.

Ohio Purchasers

Due to recent legislation in Ohio, as of October 2019, Holt’s is required to collect and remit tobacco excise taxes on the premium cigars you buy from us. See Ohio Code 5743.62. Please note this excise tax is in addition to the Ohio sales/use tax already imposed on tobacco products sold to Ohio customers. The Ohio Excise Tax rate will differ depending on the type of tobacco product purchased:

  • Most premium cigars will be taxed at 17% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 8-11% with a maximum of fifty two cents ($.52) per premium cigar.
  • Most little cigars with a filter or tip will be taxed at 37% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 25-30%.

As a result, effective immediately, you may see a slight increase in the purchase price on your orders. This was not our decision. We worked hard to oppose it and we will continue with our efforts. However, in order to continue to deliver the wide selection of products at competitive prices with the convenience you have come to expect from Holt’s, we are required to comply with the law of your state. For more details on the Ohio Excise Tax, review the law here.