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Alberta Tobacco Tax Act Special Notice, “Tobacco Tax Increase”

Tax Development Apr 13, 2009

Alberta has issued this special notice regarding the tobacco tax increases, as announced in the 2009 Alberta budget. Effective at 12:01 a.m. April 8, 2009, tobacco tax will increase on cigarettes and tobacco sticks to 20 cents from 18.5 cents for each cigarette or tobacco stick; loose tobacco will rise by 11.5 cents to 30 cents per gram; and the taxable price of cigars will rise to 103% from 95%.