Vaping Excise Tax - What's the Scoop?

Vaping Excise Tax - What's the Scoop?

Please note: Due to Excise Tax & Carrier rate increases, our free shipping qualification have been adjusted.

$80 Free Shipping:

  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Manitoba

$100 Free Shipping:

  • Newfoundland
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • PEI
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia

$150 Free Shipping:

  • Yukon
  • Nunavut
  • Northwest Territories

What is the Excise Tax?

Essentially, it’s the Government of Canada reaching further into your pockets.

I mean, the Excise Tax is a duty framework that was introduced in 2001 with the Excise Act. Excise Tax is charged on fuel-inefficient vehicles, automobile air conditioners, certain petroleum products, and as of October 1, 2022, vaping substances manufactured, or imported, in Canada.

What does this mean for you?

As of October 1, 2022 any vaping products that contain eJuice are going to see a price increase based on the quantity of liquid in the container. However, there’s a grace period that allows retail locations to continue selling vaping products without Excise Tax until December 31, 2022, but only if the products are produced or imported prior to October 1, 2022.

We’ve stocked up heavily on many products made before October 1, 2022, so you won’t see a price increase immediately on every product. The Excise Tax will start to take effect when we stock any product that was manufactured or imported after October 1, 2022. This grace period is valid until January 1, 2023.

On January 1, 2023 you will see a mandatory Excise Tax along with a new Excise Vaping Stamp on all eJuice products. There will be no exceptions on any product at this point. The Excise Tax and Excise Vaping Stamp will be in full effect.

What does the Excise Tax pricing look like for you?

Buckle Up.

For bottled eJuice (30mL, 60mL, 120mL, etc):

  • $1 per 2mL, or fraction thereof, for the first 10mL of eJuice
  • $1 per 10mL, or fraction thereof, for any amounts over the first 10mL

So, using a 60mL bottle of eJuice as an example, we will pay $5 for the first 10mL, plus $5 for the remaining 50mL ($1 per every 10mL remaining)

This means 60mL bottles of eJuice will increase by $10 with the Excise Tax and a 30mL bottle of eJuice will increase by $7.

“What about pods, Greg? Surely they’re too small to be included!”

Nope. This is the Federal Government we’re talking about here.

It’s important to note that the Excise Tax is calculated on the quantity of eJuice contained in each individual pod, not the total volume contained in the package. This means that a package containing 4 pods, with each pod containing 1.5mL of eJuice, will see a $4 increase ($1 per 1.5mL pod) with the Excise Tax.

Here's a visual guide of what we're looking at price wise:

What now?

The Excise Tax and Excise Vaping Stamps are here to stay. The discussion was muted and input was non-existent. The Excise Tax is imposed on the whole supply chain from the top down. Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are forced to abide by this new tax or face legal fines, and forced closures.

As our stock depletes, or as of January 1, 2023, all vape juice at Vape360 will be Excise Tax and Excise Vaping Stamp compliant.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at info@vape360.ca or greg@vape360.ca


2 comments

  • Derek J

    Ho-Lee-Funk, what in the actual hell, put that into a % price increase, it’s absurd. Juice is already priced at sodomy levels, who knew there was a level beyond that. Hey, at least we know it’s going to a legit institution that we can trust to do the right thing with every single penny of that money right???

  • steve

    does this include large bottles of pure vg or pg without nicotine?


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