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NYC sues roll-your-own cigarette shops over taxes
« on: November 22, 2011, 12:18:51 AM »
Customers select a blend of tobacco leaves, intended to mirror the flavor of their regular brand. Then they feed the tobacco and some paper tubes into the machines, and return to the counter with the finished product to ring up the purchase.

New York City's legal department filed a lawsuit against Island Smokes on Nov. 14, arguing that the company's Manhattan store and another on Staten Island are engaging in blatant tax evasion.

Every package of cigarettes sold in the state, the suit argued, must bear a New York tax stamp. Businesses that sell unstamped cigarettes are violating both local law and the federal Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act, city lawyers said. The suit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, also accused the store of violating a state law requiring cigarettes to meet fire safety standards.
http://news.yahoo.com/nyc-sues-roll-own-cigarette-shops-over-taxes-073231566.html

yeppers that is just like bloomberg to sue smokers for finding a legal way not to pay cigarette taxes..

makes me curious , are they gonna sue people who quit because of loss of revenue.??
you mad bro?

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Re: NYC sues roll-your-own cigarette shops over taxes
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 12:23:07 AM »
Chicago just put a specialty Tax on Cigars.....for the first time ever they are now going to go after cigars and pipe tobacco. To raise more additional revenue. Plus their own Democratic Govenor just killed them from getting 4 more Casinos. Course they wanted another tax on Cigarettes. But that got shot down. So they went with this instead.
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Re: NYC sues roll-your-own cigarette shops over taxes
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 12:27:48 AM »
right after Obama raised the tobacco tax, bulk tobacco in a one pound bag went from 6.95 to 21.95 here in colorado.. damn money grubbing socialist!!!!!!!

I wish the hell they would leave people alone and let them live there own lives
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Re: NYC sues roll-your-own cigarette shops over taxes
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011, 12:30:57 AM »
Just think if both parties didnt have Cigarettes to tax. Or if Tobacco Companies were put out of buisness. Our Pols wouldnt know what to say then. Unless they went after taxing the air one breathes.
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Re: NYC sues roll-your-own cigarette shops over taxes
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 12:36:10 AM »
they are already thinking of that.. what do you think the carbon tax is all about.. people exhale CO2

man I tell you I think Costa Rica sounds better and better every day.

America is about as Fucked up as it can get
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Re: NYC sues roll-your-own cigarette shops over taxes
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 09:21:30 AM »
Customers select a blend of tobacco leaves, intended to mirror the flavor of their regular brand. Then they feed the tobacco and some paper tubes into the machines, and return to the counter with the finished product to ring up the purchase.

New York City's legal department filed a lawsuit against Island Smokes on Nov. 14, arguing that the company's Manhattan store and another on Staten Island are engaging in blatant tax evasion.

Every package of cigarettes sold in the state, the suit argued, must bear a New York tax stamp. Businesses that sell unstamped cigarettes are violating both local law and the federal Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act, city lawyers said. The suit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, also accused the store of violating a state law requiring cigarettes to meet fire safety standards.
http://news.yahoo.com/nyc-sues-roll-own-cigarette-shops-over-taxes-073231566.html

yeppers that is just like bloomberg to sue smokers for finding a legal way not to pay cigarette taxes..

makes me curious , are they gonna sue people who quit because of loss of revenue.??


That is such a great idea for a store. I bet it much healthier than buying the premade smokes with all the extra additives and crap. Makes me want to go grab a smoke right now actually :D Figures the government would shut it down and make people buy the corporate crap. Even if they pay the taxes there will be some other code violation like fire safety standards mentioned above or health codes.  >:( >:( ::)
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