Jenkins Act taxes cigarettes purchased online

Thousands of Hoosiers will receive letters this year, saying they owe taxes on cigarettes they purchased online.  The letters from the state Department of Revenue cite a law called the Jenkins Act… and for some, it’s the first time they’ve ever heard of it.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports.

Wiechmann — Jenkins Act

The Cornell University School of Law Legal Information Institute has the full text of the Jenkins Act online.


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