Tobacco Tax Uniformity Project

NEW -- Cigars Sales MODEL LEGISLATION OUTLINE -- May 2021

NEW -- IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE REVISED PACT ACT FORMS.  Updated March, 2021

The FTA Tobacco Uniformity Committee has developed the revised PACT Act forms, State Cigarette PACT Act report (PA-1) and State Tobacco PACT Act report (PA-2), effective March, 2021.  The Tobacco Uniformity Committee has approved these revised PDF and Excel versions of the forms.  These are forms for the states that accept paper filing and have not yet fully adopted the electronic reporting using the FTA Tobacco Uniformity electronic XML filing schema.

Note: The FTA Tobacco Uniformity electronic XML filing schema captures all data a state may need for all reports/files/returns (such as PACT, MSA, etc.).

  • Click here for the PACT Act 21 summary.

  • Click here for the revised PA-1 & PA-2 PACT Act reports.

  • Click here for the PA-1 & PA-2 excel spreadsheet.

  • Click here for the Tobacco Tax Information by State.  Last updated August 2021.  
  • Click here for the Tobacco Tax Section Uniformity Guide, which includes the uniformity forms.  Last updated August 2021.   

 


Brand Code Table

This Brand Code Table is prepared based on information provided to the Federation of Tax Administrators’ (FTA) Workgroup by the tobacco manufacturers (except where noted).  FTA does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this information. This list should not and cannot be used to determine whether particular tobacco products are legal for sale in any particular State or which manufacturer is the fabricator of listed tobacco products.  Persons using this table should consult specific State laws and directories in determining which brand families, or brand styles are legal for sale.

  • Click here to download the latest brand code table (version 1.4).  Last updated October 30, 2019. 

Electronic Filing Information 

  • Click here for the tobacco uniformity electronic filing guide.  Last updated May 11, 2020.
  • Click here for the state cigarette and tobacco schemas.  

The Leaf Sheet - Uniformity Newsletter


Uniformity Co-Chairs

  • State Co-Chair: Jason Kraemer (State of Wisconsin)
  • Industry Co-Chair: Tim Harris (Eby Brown)

Uniformity Subcommittees

Communication and Legislation
  • State Co-Chair: JD Daniels (Texas) 
  • Industry Co-Chair: Dawn Evans (McLane) 
Compliance
  • State Co-Chair: Joe Noland (Ohio) 
  • Industry Co-Chair: Kristin Harrell (Associated Wholesaler Grocers Inc.) 
Forms
  • State Co-Chair: Marci Rosencutter (Kansas) 
  • Industry Co-Chair: Helen Hayes (Core-Mark) 
Technology 
  • State Co-Chair: Mike Hansen (California)  
  • Industry Co-Chair: Mark Triplett (Triplett and Associates)