Roanoke County Supervisors to consider cigarette tax during public hearing Tuesday night

Roanoke Valley News

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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Members of the Board of Supervisors in Roanoke County could be signing off on a new cigarette tax.

On Tuesday, May 11 a public hearing will be held to discuss a potential ordinance to tax cigarettes at 25-cents per pack.

They say the tax could bring $250,000 back into the county in a six month time frame.

If approved, the tax would take hold on Jan. 1, 2022.

Tuesday night’s public hearing begins at 7 p.m.

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