cigarette taxes http://kplu.org en Study: Cigarette Tax Evasion Sky-High In Washington, Idaho Big Supplier http://kplu.org/post/study-cigarette-tax-evasion-sky-high-washington-idaho-big-supplier-0 <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140957335&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Nearly half of the cigarettes smoked in Washington went untaxed by the state, according to a new study by two think tanks.</p><p>The study compared actual legal sales in a state against the level you would expect to see based on its smoking rate. From that, researchers came up with a smuggling estimate. The study pegs low-tax Idaho as a major source of smuggled cigarettes.</p><p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Tom Banse 15195 at http://kplu.org Study: Cigarette Tax Evasion Sky-High In Washington, Idaho Big Supplier Lawsuit likely over roll-your-own smokes tax in Washington http://kplu.org/post/lawsuit-likely-over-roll-your-own-smokes-tax-washington <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; The burgeoning roll-your-own cigarette industry in Washington is preparing to do legal battle against the state. Governor Chris Gregoire is expected to sign into law today a new tax on do-it-yourself smokes. That will likely trigger a lawsuit.</p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 16:27:01 +0000 Austin Jenkins 4906 at http://kplu.org Lawsuit likely over roll-your-own smokes tax in Washington