Humboldt County Supervisors Adjust Cannabis Tax Billing to Ease Grower Finances
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Humboldt County Supervisors Adjust Cannabis Tax Billing to Ease Grower Finances

Humboldt County cannabis growers will no longer be billed for excise tax payments just after receiving their permits.

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Humboldt County cannabis growers will no longer be billed for excise tax payments just after receiving their permits, a change that may lighten grower expenses but strike a blow to the county’s tax revenue.

Growers will be billed in January for payments due March 15 and October 15 of that year, while the tax itself will go into effect on the day a grower has plants on site, according to decisions approved by the county Board of Supervisors at its meeting today.

“We’ve heard from a lot of people — especially in this transitional phase of the industry — that they did not have an opportunity to sell their product on the market and have the finances to pay the taxes,” 2nd District Supervisor Estelle Fennell told the Times-Standard.

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