Little asks for refunds on big cigarette fees
By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: September 25, 2009
BLOOMINGDALE - The 2009-10 state budget increased the cost of a retail license to sell tobacco from $100 to $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000, depending on a retailer's gross sales.
Although a Long Island judge put a temporary restraining order on the collection of the new, higher fees last month, some stores had already submitted their 2010 license applications and paid the higher fees.
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