So does SP already have one or are they getting one?On the link from the Electronic Smoking Device Retailer Registration Unit I posted above, I called them, and they told me to speak with the Taxation Office.
This is the Hawaii Taxation Department’s telephone number and website.
(808) 587-4242 - Prompt #4
The Hawaii Taxation Department told me, for any online retailer in the USA, even without a physical location, to apply for a GE License for an Out of State Online Retailer.
I was told, yes, any business in any state with a Hawaii GE License can now legally ship to Hawaii!
So does SP already have one or are they getting one?
Loveeeeeee it! Well done on your research. Looks like we won’t be forgiving you if you steal the box passI just got off the phone today, and spoke to one of the heads of the Tax Department.
Fact, tobacco is not illegal to ship to Hawaii.
A business in the Continental USA, needs a GE & Tobacco License.
GE is $20 a year and Tobacco License $50 a year.
Also, a consumer can file a yearly M110 form, and pay the taxes on their end. If a consumer files the M110, then a business does not have to get a GE and Tax License if they want to leave it up to consumers.
Loveeeeeee it! Well done on your research. Looks like we won’t be forgiving you if you steal the box pass
Have we not figured out it's a tax grab?
So since you’re now a tobacco tax expert, can you tell me what I have to do to send tobacco to friends in Hawai’i without them getting in trouble?The actual taxes on tobacco products I was told has not changed, so this is not suppose to be a tax grab, because the only thing that changes, is just now paying to get a GE and Tobacco license and be registered with the state like any B&M does already in any state.
Hawaii claims there is a serious problem with vaping among under age kids.
So the reality might also be, this was the fastest way for Hawaii to put something in place to keep some sort of checks and balances on the businesses that can ship to Hawaii.
No GE and Tobacco license you can’t legally ship, and supposedly this helps.
Now that Act 62 is in place, anyone can certainly call the state to get information on all of this, rather than sit, wonder and guess.
So since you’re now a tobacco tax expert, can you tell me what I have to do to send tobacco to friends in Hawai’i without them getting in trouble?