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Department of Justice, Office of Tribal Justice Patriot Act Consultation Letter (233.2 KB)

The Department of Justice, Office of Tribal Justice, invited Federally recognized tribes to consult with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on the implications of ATF’s pending final rule, “Implementation of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 Regarding Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes or Smokeless Tobacco.”

 

DRAFT - Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act Registration Form - ATF Form 5070.1 (718.96 KB)
Implementation of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 Regarding Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes or Smokeless Tobacco (2006R-1P) (79.86 KB)

The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to implement certain provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (enacted March 9, 2006) relating to trafficking in contraband cigarettes or smokeless tobacco.

National-Oct2010-Open Letter-PACT Act and Tobacco in Interstate Commerce (292.66 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to provide guidance to persons who sell, transfer, or ship for profit cigarettes or smokeless tobacco in interstate commerce or who advertise cigarettes or smokeless tobacco for such sale, transfer, or shipment on amendments to the Jenkins Act . 

National-Oct2010-Open Letter-Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT Act) (235.87 KB)

The purpose of this open letter is to provide all State Attorneys General and State Tobacco Tax Administrators with information on amendments to the Jenkins Act. 

Notice 22P (174.41 KB)

Implementation of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 Regarding Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes or Smokeless Tobacco - Comments are due on or before October 26, 2010. To submit a comment electronically, use http://www.regulations.gov. To submit comments by mail or fax, please see the instructions included within the notice. To view all comments and documents associated with this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter Notice No. 22P.

Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act Information Guide (296.23 KB)

The Attorney General has delegated the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to administer and enforce the PACT Act. ATF is providing this document on the PACT Act’s amendments to the Jenkins Act (15 U.S.C. §375-378), which governs the collection of taxes on, and trafficking in, cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. There are specified responsibilities that require independent action, coordination of efforts, and information sharing.

PACT Act Law

Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act Registration Form (ATF Form 5070.1) (722.64 KB)
The PACT Act law went into effect on June 29, 2010. The PACT Act features several major components; it regulates the mailing of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to consumers through the U.S. Postal Service; Registration, Reporting, Delivery requirements, recordkeeping, List of Unregistered or Non-Compliant Delivery Seller’s; increases penalties to a felony up to 3 years imprisonment and gives ATF inspection authority to examine any records required to be maintained and any cigarettes or smokeless kept on the premises.
Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act Registration Form (Continuation Sheet) (ATF F 5070.1A) (730.99 KB)

Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act Registration Form (Continuation Sheet)

Response to Tribal Consultations on the Implementation of Certain Provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act Relating to Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes or Smokeless Tobacco (39.82 KB)

The Department of Justice's response to comments received from the Federally recognized tribes after consultation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on the implications of ATF’s pending final rule, “Implementation of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 Regarding Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes or Smokeless Tobacco.”

State Excise Tax Rate on Cigarettes (314.23 KB)

Updated State Cigarette Tax Map - June 2015

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