Tobacco Increase Announced February 27th – Federal Budget 2018

On February 27, 2018, the federal budget announcement increased tobacco excise duty rates effective February 28, 2018 at 12:01am.

For full details please use links provided by CRA below:

  • Cartons: the total increase to a carton is $2.29; consisting of a $1.29 for an inflation adjustment plus an additional $1.00 of excise duty, effective 12:01am February 28th.

Excise Act, 2001 – Excise Duty Notices: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/technical-information/excise-act-2001-excise-duty-notices.html

Questions and Answers on Cigarette Inventory Tax: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/edn51/questions-answers-cigarette-inventory-tax.html

Regional Excise Duty Offices – contact information for the office in your region for questions regarding Excise Duty and Taxes: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/edm1-1-2/regional-excise-duty-offices.html

Or, the Senior Rulings Officer is available for questions:

Matthieu Emery, CPA, CGA
Senior Rulings Officer | Agent principal des décisions
Excise Duty Operations – Tobacco | Opérations des droits d’accise – Tabac
Excise Duties and Taxes Division | Division des droits et des taxes d’accise
Canada Revenue Agency | 112 Kent Street, Ottawa ON K1A 0L5
Matthieu.Emery@cra-arc.gc.ca
Telephone | Téléphone 613‑670-7359     Facsimile | Télécopieur 613-954-222


2018 FDFA Government Relations Committee:

Philippe Bachand (Chair)
Abe Taqtaq
Gerry Lee
Cam Bissonnette
Ralph Caria
Jeff Butler