State and Federal Options for Curbing Illicit Tobacco in the U.S
Friday, November 13, 2015 : 2:10 PM
Johnson I (Hyatt Regency Miami)
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
The recent NRC-IOM report on illicit tobacco trade in the United States highlights the role of tax differentials between states, localities, and tribal lands in driving bootlegging, cross-border shopping, and other tax avoidance and evasion. This presentation will highlight federal, state, and local policies and other interventions that could be implemented to curb tobacco tax avoidance and evasion, provide case-studies of jurisdictions that have effectively implemented these strategies, and present estimates of the impact of widespread implementation of these strategies in the U.S.