Revision to Cigarette and Tobacco Products

Revisions to Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Returns, Reports, License Renewals and the Launch of Online Filing Effective August 12, 2019. Cigarette Manufacturer’s Tax Return and License Renewal Will Move to the New Online Services System Effective August 12, 2019 Cigarette Distributor’s Tax Report and License Renewal Will Move to the New Online Services System […]

An Update on Federal Issues: ATF and Contraband Cigarettes

CDA has become aware that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has begun to enforce more aggressively a decades old law known as the Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Act. This can affect all distributors, but especially those which have a cash and carry business operated from their warehouses, branches, offices, […]

2018 Tobacco Products Rate

THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TAX AND FEE ADMINISTRATION HAS POSTED THE 2018 OTP RATE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018 AT 62.78% ON THEIR WEBPAGE. THEY WILL BE SENDING A FORMAL NOTICE IN MID MAY.