Nebraska Directory of Certified Tobacco Product Manufacturers and Brands (11/18/2013) PACT Act, Jenkins Act Registration and Reporting Requirements (12/27/2010)

The Reduced Cigarette Ignition Propensity Act is administered by the State Fire Marshal’s (SFM) Office. In order for cigarettes to be legally sold in Nebraska

(1) Each cigarette of a brand family must be certified as fire safe by the SFM’s office and

(2) The brand family must be listed in the Nebraska Department of Revenue’s Directory.

The SFM’s Office complete listing of certified fire safe cigarettes can be found at the SFM website.

With the passage of the federal Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now has regulatory authority over the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. As a result of this action, effective September 22, 2009, cigarettes and their component parts (including the tobacco, filter, or paper) shall not contain, as a constituent (including a smoke constituent) or additive, an artificial or natural flavor (other than tobacco or menthol) or an herb or spice, including strawberry, grape, orange, clove, cinnamon, pineapple, vanilla, coconut, licorice, cocoa, chocolate, cherry, or coffee, that is a characterizing flavor of the tobacco product or tobacco smoke. Additional information is available on the FDA website.

Alphabetic Listing of Cigarette Brands Have you received a cigarette tax assessment letter from the Department of Revenue?

It is unlawful for any person to stamp, sell, offer, or possess for sale cigarettes or roll your own (RYO) tobacco of a tobacco product manufacturer or a brand family that is not published in the Nebraska Directory of Certified Tobacco Product Manufacturers and Brands. The Directory lists all brands of cigarettes and RYO tobacco that have been certified and approved for sale in the state of Nebraska. This Directory is updated periodically as brands of cigarettes and RYO tobacco are added to or deleted from it.

Those who violate these statutory requirements may face criminal and civil penalties. The maximum civil penalty is $5,000 per violation or 500% of the retail value of the product sold, whichever is greater. In addition, persons who stamp, sell, or possess for sale in Nebraska any brand not included on the Directory may have their licenses suspended or revoked, and any product found in their possession will be deemed contraband and will be subject to seizure and destruction.

Nebraska Licensed Cigarette Wholesale Dealers Stamping Agents (03/21/2014)

Nebraska Licensed Wholesalers of Tobacco Products Other than Cigarettes (03/21/2014)

Nebraska Cigarette Tax Rates

Roll Your Own Cigarette Machines TTB Announcement August 28, 2012

Minimum Selling Prices of Cigarettes

  • Revenue Ruling 57 08 1 Minimum Selling Price of Cigarettes (08/12/2008)
  • Revenue Ruling 57 02 1 Unfair Cigarette Sales Act Advertising (03/14/2002)
  • Cover Letter to Cigarette Wholesalers and Retailers (01/06/2004)
  • Cheyenne (01/11/2010)
  • Commonwealth Brands, Inc (1/21/2014)
  • Farmer’s Tobacco of Cynthiana (06/25/2012)
  • Japan Tobacco International (12/09/2013)
  • King Maker Marketing (02/14/2011)
  • Korea Tobacco and Ginseng (03/07/2014)
  • Liggett Group Inc (01/02/2014)
  • Lorillard (11/27/2013)
  • Philip Morris (12/03/2013)
  • R. J. Reynolds (11/27/2013)
  • Santa Fe Natural (11/27/2013)
  • Sherman’s 1400 Broadway NYC, Ltd. (06/27/2013)
  • Tabacalera Del Este (11/14/2011)
  • U.S. Flue Cured Tobacco Growers (01/13/2014)
  • Xcaliber International (01/13/2014)


  • Title 316, Chapter 57 Cigarette Tax
  • Title 316, Chapter 58 Tobacco Product Manufacturers

The forms below are in a “fill in” format, meaning you can view, complete and print the form on your computer. These forms use the features provided with Adobe Acrobat. Currently, there is no computation, validation, or verification of the information you enter, and you are still responsible for entering all required information. Instructions may require some information to be handwritten on the form (signatures, for example).

If you experience problems with downloading forms, it is recommended that you upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Reader.

Note The Acrobat Reader does not allow you to save your completed forms. You should print 2 copies to have one to keep for your records.


  • Form 20CT, Nebraska Cigarette and Tobacco Products License and Registration Applicaton
  • Form 59, Cigarette Tax Bond
  • Form 55B, Nebraska Certificate of Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement
  • Form 55C, Nebraska Cigarette and Use Tax Return
  • Form 56, Nebraska Tobacco Products Tax Return for Products Other than Cigarettes
    • Form 56, Schedule I Tobacco Products Other than Snuff Imported or Manufactured and Exported
    • Form 56, Schedule II Snuff Imported or Manufactured and Exported
  • Form 56A, Nebraska Manufactured & Imported RYO Report
  • Form 68, Nebraska Credit Computation for Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Sold to Native American Reservation Indians
  • Purchase Order for Nebraska Cigarette Tax Stamps (NOTE This form is “read only,” meaning you cannot print or file it.)
  • Nebraska Cigarette Tax Stamp Postage and Handling Schedule (3/2014)

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Tobacco FactsTobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It causes many different cancers as well as chronic lung diseases, such as emphysema and bronchitis, and heart disease.

  • Cigarette smoking causes an estimated 443,000 deaths each year, including approximately 49,000 deaths due to exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States, and 90 percent of lung cancer deaths among men and approximately 80 percent of lung cancer deaths among women are due to smoking.
  • Smoking causes many other types of cancer, including cancers of the throat, mouth, nasal cavity, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix, and acute myeloid leukemia.
  • People who smoke are up to six times more likely to suffer a heart attack than nonsmokers, and the risk increases with the number of cigarettes smoked. Smoking also causes most cases of chronic lung disease.
  • In 2011, an estimated 19 percent of U.S. adults were cigarette smokers.
  • Nearly 16 percent of high school students smoke cigarettes.
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