The Federation of Tax Administrator (FTA) has developed a uniform tobacco tax reporting initiative that promotes a more streamlined process for documenting tobacco tax and other information and submitting it to the states.
Tim Harris, tobacco tax manager, Eby-Brown Co., and co-chair of the FTA’s tobacco uniformity committee, outlined the many benefits of tobacco tax uniformity during CDA's recent State Executive Summit. He pointed out the importance of interaction and relationships between industry and government for the improvement of compliance. Harris encouraged executives to be involved in the uniformity effort and to communicate with appropriate state officials. For more information on FTA tobacco tax uniformity, visit the FTA website.
Also, visit CDA's website for a series of video tutorials of the FTA's uniform reporting initiative along with the specific technology and forms the agency is promoting nationwide.
The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA), formerly AWMA, is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience products distributors in the United States. Its distributor members represent more than $92 billion in U.S convenience product sales, serving a wide variety of small retail formats. Associate members include leading convenience product manufacturers, brokers, retailers, suppliers and others allied to the industry.