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Effective December 1, 2019, a new 20% supplemental sales tax will apply to retail sales of vapor products in New York. The tax is collected by a vapor products dealer. Beginning on December 1, 2019, any business that intends to sell vapor products must be registered as a vapor products dealer before making sales of vapor products.
The Tax Department is developing an online registration process and other guidance that will be available soon. Check this page periodically for new information. To receive email updates, subscribe to our Cigarette, tobacco, and vapor products taxes email list.
If you have debit blocks on your bank account—even if you have already authorized sales tax payments to the Tax Department—you must communicate with your bank to specifically authorize your vapor products registration payment. Your bank will process only these authorized transactions.
For more information, see ACH debit block.