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State Excise Taxes on Vaping Products

Electric Tobacconist complies with all state laws and regulations. Please see below for a list of state-mandated excise taxes on vaping products that apply to your favorite brands like JUUL. The following indicates the vape tax by state in which it applies. If you have any questions, reach out to our Help Desk for more information.

Boulder, Colorado

The city of Boulder requires on all vaping products an excise tax that is equal to 40% of the retail price. Learn more here.


California requires on e-liquids (excluding those that are nicotine-free) an excise tax that is equal to 56.93% of the retail price. To learn more, please visit the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration's website here.


Connecticut has mandated an excise tax on any electronic cigarette product at a rate of either $0.40 per milliliter of liquid that is pre-filled (including disposables) or 10% of the wholesale price of any other electronic cigarette product. For more information, please read this statement from Connecticut's Department of Revenue Services.


Nevada requires that all e-cigarette products be taxed at a rate of 30% of the wholesale price. For more information, visit the Nevada Department of Taxation's website here.

New Jersey

New Jersey requires that liquid nicotine be taxed at a rate of $0.10 per fluid milliliter by volume, and a proportionate rate on all fractional parts of a fluid milliliter (except container e-liquid). Container e-liquid must be taxed at a rate of 10% of the listed retail sale price. For more information, please visit the New Jersey Department of the Treasury's website here.

New York

New York requires a 20% supplemental sales tax on all noncombustible liquids manufactured into a finished product for use in an electronic cigarette or similar vaping device. To learn more, please visit the New York Department of Taxation and Finance's website here.


Ohio has mandated a tax of $0.01/0.1ml (or the equivalent of $0.10 per milliliter) for cartridges, pods, e-liquids, kits, and devices that contain nicotine. To learn more, please visit the Ohio Department of Taxation's website here.


Pennsylvania has mandated for all vapor products an excise tax that is equal to 40% of the wholesale price. To read more about this tax, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue's website here.

Washington State

Washington State requires that bottles greater than 5 milliliters be taxed at a rate of $0.09 per millileter. All other vapor products—including cartridges, pods, disposables, and starter kits containing liquid—must be taxed at a rate of $0.27 per milliliter. For more information, see the Washington State Department of Revenue's website here.

West Virginia

West Virginia requires that e-cigarette liquid be taxed at rate of $0.075 per milliliter or fraction thereof. Learn more about this tax on the West Virginia State Tax Department website here.


Wisconsin has mandated that vapor products—excluding bottles—be taxed at a rate of $0.05 per milliliter of liquid or other substance. To learn more, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Revenue's site here.