Excise Tax on Vape Products Now In Effect in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue is now collecting an
excise tax on vaping products. The new tax went into effect Tuesday, and
applies to businesses in the state that manufacture vapor products for sale in
Wisconsin. It also applies to businesses outside the state that sell and ship products
into the state for retailers and consumers. The department said in a news release
the tax rate Is five cents per millimeter of liquid or other substance heated
to produce a vapor for inhalation. The product does not have to contain
nicotine. The state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimated the tax could result
in around $2.3 million in fiscal year 2020, and $3.2 million in 2021.