How To Save Money Vaping After Changes To Tax In 2022
The federal government of Canada has implemented an excise tax on vape products. The excise tax started on OCTOBER 1ST, 2022. Vaping products containing nicotine (only liquids, not hardware) will now be taxed and require federal excise-duty stamps to be legally manufactured and sold in Canada. This includes: bottled liquids, pre-filled pods, and disposable vapes. Whether manufactured in Canada or imported, the tax applies. Similar stamps are required on cannabis products and tobacco.
This tax is paid at the manufacturer/ importer level and then passed on to the retailer so you won’t see a separate tax on your receipt at checkout. Retailers will be able to sell their inventory of unstamped products until December 31, 2021. However since the manufacturers have to start paying tax and stamping products as of October 1, 2022 retailers will have to start increasing their prices to cover the tax when they replenish sold out inventory. To save money it is wise to stock up on your favourite products now.
The new tax will work on a per millilitre basis, and will add a cost of
$1 per 2mL, or fraction thereof, (per pod)
$1-5 on disposables
$7 per 30mL bottle
$10 per 60mL bottle
$16 per 120mL bottle
A package containing 3 pods, with each pod containing 2 mL of vaping liquid, attracts $3 of vaping duty ($1 per 2 mL pod). It is important to note that the vaping duty is calculated on the quantity of vaping liquid contained in each individual pod, not on the total volume contained in the package.
Disposables typically contain 2-10 mL so will cost $1-5 more depending on the amount of liquid they contain.
If you already vape you likely already know that vaping is much cheaper than cigarettes. Therefore returning to cigarettes will not save you money and may cost you health wise.
As you can see the tax decreases per mL as the amount of liquid increases, so you may consider switching from disposables to refillable pods or tank systems. For example: a 10 mL disposable will fetch $5 in tax compared to a 30 mL bottle, for use in a refillable system, is $7 in tax. That means you save $8 tax when comparing 3 disposables (at 10 mL each) to a 30 mL bottle and using refillables. Furthermore 3 disposables will cost around $96 while a refillable pod system will cost $25 to $40 (ONE TIME PURCHASE) plus $26 for a 30 mL bottle, at the high end you are saving $30 and own a refillable system. After that you are saving $70 approx. when buying 3 disposables compared to just a 30mL bottle of e-liquid. The results are even more economical if you buy 60 mL or 120 mL bottles!
Ask our sales staff for help finding the best refillable system to match your vaping needs!