Vape Shop's Tax Case Should Be Tossed, Pa. Tells Court

By Emma Cueto (April 4, 2017, 6:25 PM EDT) -- The state of Pennsylvania on Monday pressed a federal court judge to toss a Harrisburg vape shop's suit over a newly implemented state tax on "unsavory inventory," including e-cigarettes, contending that the store hasn't shown it has suffered damages and should use an administrative process to lodge its objection, rather than the court.

The state's Department of Revenue argued that the court should dismiss a case brought by East Coast Vapor LLC regarding a 2016 law that imposes a 40 percent "floor tax" on certain unsold inventory, including e-cigarettes and their components such as liquid refills and batteries. The store has failed to...

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