Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Tobacco products (other than cigarettes)

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation today scheduled a public hearing in June on a proposed regulation involving tobacco products other than cigarettes. The hearing will start at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the Powers Building, One Capitol Hill, Providence R.I. 02908.

The Division of Taxation in February 2014 held a public hearing on a proposed regulation on record-keeping and other requirements involving tobacco products other than cigarettes (sometimes called “other tobacco products,” or “OTP”). Based on comments at that hearing from convenience store owners and others, the agency has withdrawn and rewritten the proposed regulation. The proposed regulation as revised was posted today. The public hearing in June will focus on the proposed regulation as revised.