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State Sales Tax

We are required to collect and remit sales tax in the following states. Remittance of any other state’s taxes is the responsibility of the purchaser.

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Louisiana

  • Thompson Cigar does not collect sales or use tax on purchases made from Louisiana.
  • Louisiana requires Thompson Cigar and other retailers to notify purchasers that sales via the Internet, catalog, or other remote means are subject to use tax.
  • Louisiana requires residents making a purchase for shipment into the state to file a tax return at the end of the year reporting all taxable purchases that were not taxed, and to pay use taxes on those purchases.

State Excise Tax

Maryland

Effective October 1, 2019, the State of Maryland will be imposing an Excise Tax on all tobacco products sold by online retailers to Maryland customers. See Maryland House Bill 1301. Please note that this excise tax is in addition to the Maryland sales/use tax already imposed on tobacco products sold to Maryland customers.

The Maryland Excise Tax rate will differ depending on the type of tobacco product sold:
- Premium cigars will be taxed at 15% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 7-9%.
- Pipe tobacco will be taxed at 30% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 15-20%.

For more details on the Maryland Excise Tax, review the law here

Ohio

Effective October 16, 2019, the State of Ohio will be imposing an Excise Tax on all tobacco products delivered to Ohio customers. See Ohio Code 5743.62 Please note that this excise tax is in addition to the Ohio use tax already imposed on tobacco products delivered to Ohio customers. 

The Ohio Excise Tax rate will differ depending on the type of tobacco product purchased:
- Most premium cigars (and all pipe tobacco) will be taxed at 17% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 8-11% with a maximum of fifty two cents ($.52) per premium cigar.
- Most little cigars with a filter or tip will be taxed at 37% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 25-30%

For more details on the Ohio Excise Tax, review the law here. 


Shipping Options

Shipping Preference Delivery Time Price
1 Standard Shipping will be delivered via UPS and/or USPS. Delivery addresses must be able to receive packages from either carrier.
2 Basic Shipping will be delivered via UPS Economy. Delivery address must be able to receive packages from USPS.
3 3 Business Day orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
4 USPS Priority Mail is not a guaranteed service and can take up to five business days for delivery.
5 2 Business Day orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
6 2 Business Day orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
7 Next Business Day orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
8 Next Business Day orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
9 Saturday Delivery orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
10 Saturday Delivery orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
Standard Shipping1 3-7 Business Days $7.99
Basic Shipping2 4-8 Business Days $7.99
UPS Ground 2-5 Business Days $10.99
3 Business Day3 3 Business Day Delivery $11.99
USPS Priority Mail4 2-3 Business Days $11.99
2 Business Day5 2 Business Day Delivery $16.99
HI/AK 2 Business Day6 2 Business Day Delivery $22.99
Next Business Day7 Next Business Day Delivery $26.99
HI/AK Next Business Day8 Next Business Day Delivery $34.99
UPS Saturday9 Saturday Delivery $44.99
HI/AK Saturday Delivery10 Saturday Delivery $49.99

Delivery times are based on the shipping order cutoff time and are subject to payment approval. All delivery times, except Saturday, are based on business days (Monday – Friday) and exclude holidays. 

Please note – certain items would exclude you from selecting some of the methods above. Any item-specific shipping constraints will be outlined on the product pages and in your cart. 

Order Processing

In-Stock expedited orders received by 3:00 PM ET will ship the same day Monday through Friday.

Carrier Notes

  • Free and Standard shipping will be delivered via UPS, USPS, or a combination of the two. Delivery addresses must be able to receive packages from either carrier.
  • Saturday, Next Day, 2-Day, 3-Day, and Ground shipments are delivered via UPS.
  • Priority Mail shipments are delivered via USPS.

Military Bases, US Territories & PO Boxes

Shipments to PO Boxes, APO/FPO addresses, and US Territories will arrive via USPS and may incur additional delivery times. Expedited shipping options are not available.

Oversized Items

These items will ship via ground/freight services and may incur additional delivery times. Delivery may not be available to PO Boxes, APO/FPO, and US Territories for certain items. Driver will deliver to the shipping address, but is not required to assist in moving the oversized item into the building, or with setup/unpacking.

Hawaii & Alaska

Expedited delivery options to Alaska and Hawaii are available for an additional charge.

South Dakota & Utah

Thompson Cigar does not ship products to South Dakota or Utah.

Maryland & Washington State

  • Due to Maryland State regulations, we cannot ship little cigars to Maryland residents.
  • Due to Washington State regulations, we cannot ship little cigars or loose tobacco to Washington residents.

Where is my order?

You can check shipment status by using the My Account link found on each page. Orders ship from our warehouse located in Bethlehem, PA.