01 Apr Chicago: Tax Fight Advances to Illinois Supreme Court
The petition to appeal to the Supreme Court of Illinois filed in January by the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) and our industry partners has been accepted by the Supreme Court of Illinois. Given that only two percent of cases are granted leave to appeal, this is an important opportunity for our industry.
IPCPR looks forward to continuing to fight the illegal other tobacco products (OTP) taxes adopted by the Chicago City Council in 2016 – a $0.20 per stick cigar tax and $.60 per ounce tax on pipe tobacco – in the Illinois Supreme Court.
Please stay tuned for further updates on the status of this pending lawsuit.