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North Carolina ranks 19th in the U.S. for the most tobacco products sales tax paid in 2018.

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By Local Labs News Service | Nov 1, 2019

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In 2018, North Carolina collected $292.1 million in tobacco products sales tax, ranking it 19th in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

The STC survey includes five broad tax categories and up to 25 subcategories. Data is gathered from all 50 state governments and all dependent state-level entities.

The Census Bureau cautions that it sets the tax classifications among the survey categories, and they may differ from the classifications set by the state governments.

Below is a breakdown of how taxes were classified by the bureau and how much was collected.

U.S. tobacco products sales tax by State in 2018
Rank
State
Amount
1
California
$2,428,121,000
2
Texas
$1,440,336,000
3
Pennsylvania
$1,372,695,000
4
Florida
$1,172,492,000
5
New York
$1,151,660,000
6
Michigan
$1,007,822,000
7
Ohio
$941,105,000
8
Illinois
$764,296,000
9
New Jersey
$660,315,000
10
Wisconsin
$617,415,000
11
Massachusetts
$594,173,000
12
Minnesota
$593,410,000
13
Washington
$422,264,000
14
Indiana
$418,810,000
15
Connecticut
$376,814,000
16
Maryland
$372,724,000
17
Oklahoma
$313,411,000
18
Arizona
$312,808,000
19
North Carolina
$292,143,000
20
Oregon
$263,860,000
21
Tennessee
$248,673,000
22
Kentucky
$228,749,000
23
Arkansas
$226,728,000
24
Georgia
$224,910,000
25
New Hampshire
$212,698,000
26
Iowa
$212,469,000
27
Colorado
$193,881,000
28
Alabama
$179,929,000
29
West Virginia
$177,840,000
30
Nevada
$177,161,000
31
Louisiana
$163,770,000
32
Virginia
$160,383,000
33
Rhode Island
$146,691,000
34
Mississippi
$139,733,000
35
Maine
$132,950,000
36
Kansas
$130,247,000
37
Delaware
$123,026,000
38
Hawaii
$120,386,000
39
Utah
$114,492,000
40
Missouri
$97,408,000
41
New Mexico
$93,862,000
42
Montana
$80,532,000
43
Vermont
$71,078,000
44
South Dakota
$59,158,000
45
Nebraska
$57,123,000
46
Alaska
$55,500,000
47
Idaho
$51,141,000
48
North Dakota
$28,001,000
49
District of Columbia
$27,956,000
50
South Carolina
$27,199,000
51
Wyoming
$22,076,000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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