I got this email from myfreedomsmokes.com and as we have been finding out the Pact Act doesn’t or does I don’t know anymore but apparently we will have to sign for vape products and a fee will more than likely be involved with most companies. Anywho, here it is.
WARNING: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.
Due to the recent addition of vapor products to the Pact Act, you may notice some changes on your future orders as follows
• All Shipments will require Adult Signature by someone 21 years old or older along with valid ID for delivery.
• An Adult Signature/ID Fee of $7.00 will be added to all orders
• Applicable Excise and Sales Taxes will be charged for orders being delivered to states in which they apply
• Orders are limited to a maximum weight of 10lbs. Orders weighing more than 10lbs will have to be split into separate orders before you are allowed to checkout
The PACT Act / Jenkins Act and Tax Compliance Info
The Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act was a 2009 amendment to the 1949 Jenkins Act, and was passed primarily to combat online sales of untaxed cigarettes. The law prohibits U.S. Mail delivery of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, and requires online sellers to register with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Attorney General, as well as the tax administrators of each state.
The PACT Act mandates collection of state and local taxes by online sellers, creates standards for private carriers delivering cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to residential and business customers, and imposes strict rules regarding tax collection, payment and reporting to states and the federal government.
The Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act that became law in December of 2020 amends the PACT Act to include vaping products along with cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. While the original law’s goal was to police tax compliance, the inclusion of vaping products is supposedly intended primarily to prevent online sales to minors.
Online retailers will be required to:
• Verify age of customers using a commercially available database
• Use private shipping services that collect an adult signature at the point of delivery
• Register with the ATF and the U.S. Attorney General
• Register with state and local tax administrators in all states and localities where business is done
• Collect and pay all applicable local and state taxes, and affix any required tax stamps to the products sold
• Each month, a list of all transactions must be sent to each state’s tax administrator that includes the names and addresses of each customer sold to, the quantities and type of each product sold, and the name, address, and phone number of the person delivering the shipment to the recipient