PHOTO MOMENT: From Russia with…cigarette tax stamps!

Vijay Shah Today’s photo moment is dedicated to the humble cigarette tax stamp. Cigarette tax stamps, also known as excise stamps, tobacco stamps, mini-banknotes and banderols, are special stamps issued by nation-states for the indication of payment of excise duties or governmental taxes on cigarettes and tobacco. Similar stamps are also used for alcoholic products. The stamps are important for the fact that they show that the manufacturer of the product has paid all the relevant financial duties and taxes to sell tobacco products, which are of course taxed due to the harm they can cause to human health.  Tax … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: From Russia with…cigarette tax stamps!