New York State Tax Department Changes


DECEMBER 1, 2019

Effective December 1, 2019, there will be a new tax on all vapor products PLUS if you are a person who intends to sell vapor products at retail, you must obtain a Vapor Products Dealer Certificate of Registration from the Tax Department for each retail location, online location, and vending machine in which vapor products are sold.

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VAPE RETURN POLICY UPDATE:

ALL HLA TERRITORIES

EFFECTIVE 10/8/19

RETURN POLICY FOR VAPE PRODUCT

HLA IS LIFTING THE VAPE PRODUCT RETURN RESTRICTION AS PER OUR RETURN POLICY. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE. ANY CHANGES TO THIS POLICY WILL BE COMMUNICATED IMMEDIATELY.

HLA WILL TAKE BACK, THE STATES LISTED BELOW,  ANY EXPIRED VAPE PRODUCT AS PER OUR CURRENT RETURN POLICY … (SEE AUTHORIZED PRODUCTS PER STATE BELOW)

PLEASE CONTINUE TO DIRECT ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS RE: THE VAPE LEGISLATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH’S HOTLINE: 1-888-364-3046

Retailers may return any of the Affected Products listed on their appropriate State tab below from now until further notice for a credit at your purchase price as an open return during this return event.

To qualify for an authorized return and ensure proper credit is given your return must meet the following criteria:

  • Your return is prepared after 10/8/19 and submitted* to us on or before date to be named later

  • Only affected products are included (note: Specific products are allowed for specific states)

  • The return is prepared and communicated to us in accordance with our return policy

  • Products that are being returned are in complete consumer units in original packaging

  • *SUBMISSION PROCESS MUST BE COMPLETED AS FOLLOWS:

    • Vape Return Form
    • Fill out form in its entirety
    • PRINT form and hand to driver along with your authorized product Vape returns!

Contact your sales rep for more questions or discuss with your HLA driver.

Rhode Island

These are the ONLY PRODUCTS That Have Authorized Vape Returns in Rhode Island

  • HLA will ONLY Pick up Authorized Vape Returns –NO Other Products.
  • No Candy, Gum, Mints, etc. Product Pick Ups –NO EXCEPTIONS.

NO OTHER PRODUCT WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR RETURN DURING THIS TIMEFRAME

To process your return you MUST fill out and PRINT this form and hand it to your driver with your return!

Contact your sales rep for more questions.

Below are the only products HLA will be accepting for the State of Rhode Island during this return process:

SUPPLIER HLA # Product Description Only Manufacturer’s Number
Fontem 154833 BLU PLUS TOB TANK 5/3′
Fontem 154834 BLU PLUS MENTH TANK 5/3′
FONTEM US INC 154832 BLU PLUS CHERRY TANK 5/3′ B7004B
FONTEM US INC 154835 BLU PLUS VANILLA TANK 5/3′ B7005B
FONTEM US INC 155714 BLU VANILLA DISPOSABLE 5CT B1016VV
FONTEM US INC 155933 BLU PLUS POLAR MINT TANK 5/3′ 2149059
FONTEM US INC 156272 BLU POLAR MINT DISPOSABLE 5′ 2149050
FONTEM US INC 156404 BLU CHERRY DISPOSABLE 5CT B1016CC
FONTEM US INC 156531 MY BLU VANILLA PODS 5/2′ B8305B
FONTEM US INC 156532 MY BLU CHERRY PODS 5/2′ B8304B
FONTEM US INC 156533 MY BLU POLAR MINT PODS 5/2′ B8307B
FONTEM US INC 156930 MY BLU INTENSE CITRA 2.5% 3ML 5/2′ VS7204
FONTEM US INC 156931 MY BLU INTENSE HONEY 2.5%3ML 5/2 VS7205
FONTEM US INC 156932 MY BLU INTENSE MELON 2.5%3ML 5/2 VS7202
FONTEM US INC 156933 MY BLU INTENSE NEON 2.5%3ML 5/2 VS7203
FONTEM US INC 156935 MY BLU INTENSE CITRA 4%3ML 5/2 VS6204
FONTEM US INC 156936 MY BLU INTENSE HONEY 4%3ML 5/2 VS6205
FONTEM US INC 156937 MY BLU INTENSE MELON 4%3ML 5/2 VS6202
FONTEM US INC 156938 MY BLU INTENSE NEON 4%3ML 5/2 VS6203
FONTEM US INC 157207 MY BLU INTENSE MINT 2.4% 3ML 5/2′ VS7206
FONTEM US INC 157209 MY BLU INTENSE MINT 3.6% 3ML 5/2′ VS6206
FONTEM US INC 157210 MY BLU INTENSE BUNDLE KIT 9CT B9500V
FONTEM US INC 157592 MY BLU INTENSE FRSH MNT 2.4% 3ML 5/2 VS7208
FONTEM US INC 157593 MY BLU INTENSE FRSH MNT 3.6% 3ML 5/2 VS6208
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 155323 VUSE CART.CHAI 5PK 175
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 155324 VUSE CART.CREMA 5PK 172
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 155325 VUSE CART.BERRY 5PK 271
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 155326 VUSE CART.MINT 5PK 178
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 155986 vuse vibe mint tank 5 812
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 156371 VUSE CART.NECTOR 5PK 569
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 156372 VUSE CART.MELON 5PK 572
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 156397 VUSE CIRO CART.MINT 5PK 1495
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 156398 VUSE CIRO CART.NECTAR 5PK 1496
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 156399 VUSE CIRO CART.MELON 5PK 1497
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 156491 VUSE VIBE MINT TANK 5′ 1534
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 156492 VUSE VIBE NECTAR TANK 5′ 1537
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 156493 VUSE VIBE MELON TANK 5′ 1540
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 156494 VUSE VIBE MENTHOL TANK 5′ N 1543
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 156545 VUSE VIBE TROPICAL TANK 5′ 1546
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 156922 VUSE ALTO POD MIXED BERRY 5′ 1633
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 157062 VUSE CIRO CART TROPICAL 5PK 1498
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 157595 VUSE ALTO POD MINT 2.4% 5/2′ 1789
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO C 157596 VUSE ALTO POD MIXED BERRY 2.4% 5/2′ 1795
LOGIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT/JTI 156335 LOGIC PRO REFILLS MENTHOL upc 815058022443
LOGIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT/JTI 156928 LOGIC PRO REFILLS FRESH MENTHOL upc 815058022658
LOGIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT/JTI 156926 LOGIC PRO REFILLS STRAWBERRY upc 815058022511
LOGIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT/JTI 156334 LOG PRO REFILLS BERRY MINT upc 815058022528
LOGIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT/JTI 156333 LOGIC PRO REFILLS CHERRY upc 815058022450
LOGIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT/JTI 156329 LOGIC POWER CHERRY CARTRIDGES upc 815058022375
LOGIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT/JTI 156326 LOGIC POWER CHERRY KIT upc 815058022368
LOGIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT/JTI 156330 LOGIC POWER MENTHOL CARTRIDGES upc 815058022351
LOGIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT/JTI 156327 LOGIC POWER MENTHOL KIT upc 815058022337
LOGIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT/JTI 156925 LOGIC POWER DISPOSABLE MENTHOL upc 815058022894

Download Authorized Product List for Vape Returns in Rhode Island

Massachusetts

These are the ONLY PRODUCTS That Have Authorized Vape Returns in Massachusetts

  • HLA will ONLY Pick up Authorized Vape Returns –NO Other Products.
  • No Candy, Gum, Mints, etc. Product Pick Ups –NO EXCEPTIONS.

NO OTHER PRODUCT WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR RETURN DURING THIS TIMEFRAME

To process your return you MUST fill out and PRINT this form and hand it to your driver with your return!

Contact your sales rep for more questions.

Below are the only products HLA will be accepting during the return process from Massachusetts stores

HLA # PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Supplier
VUSE 156917 VUSE ALTO KIT ORIGINAL
VUSE 156918 VUSE ALTO KIT POWER UNIT
VUSE 157594 VUSE ALTO POD ORIGINAL 2.4
VUSE 157595 VUSE ALTO POD MINT 2.4
VUSE 157596 VUSE ALTO POD MIXED BERRY 2.4
VUSE 157597 VUSE ALTO POD RICH TOBACCO 2.4
VUSE 156919 VUSE ALTO POD ORIGINAL 5.0
VUSE 156920 VUSE ALTO POD MENTHOL 5.0
VUSE 156921 VUSE ALTO POD RICH TOBACCO 5.0
VUSE 156922 VUSE ALTO POD MIXED BERRY 5.0
VUSE VUSE ALTO POD ORIG 5.0 $3.50 OFF 0.2M
VUSE 157503 VUSE ALTO POD MEN 5.0 $3.50 OFF 0.2M
VUSE 156395 VUSE CIRO ORIGINAL KIT
VUSE 157376 VUSE CIRO KIT POWER UNIT
VUSE 157061 VUSE CIRO FUSION CARTRIDGE
VUSE 156400 VUSE CIRO MENTHOL CARTRIDGES
VUSE 156397 VUSE CIRO MINT CARTRIDGES
VUSE 156399 VUSE CIRO MELON CARTRIDGES
VUSE 156398 VUSE CIRO NECTAR CARTRIDGES
VUSE 156396 VUSE CIRO ORIGINAL CARTRIDGES
VUSE 157062 VUSE CIRO TROPICAL CARTRIDGE
VUSE 154515 VUSE SOLO ORIGINAL KIT
VUSE 157377 VUSE SOLO KIT POWER UNIT
VUSE 155325 VUSE SOLO BERRY CARTRIDGES
VUSE 155323 VUSE SOLO CHAI CARTRIDGES
VUSE 155324 VUSE SOLO CREMA CARTRIDGES
VUSE 156372 VUSE SOLO MELON CARTRIDGES
VUSE 155326 VUSE SOLO MINT CARTRIDGES
VUSE 154519 VUSE SOLO MENTHOL CARTRIDGES
VUSE 156371 VUSE SOLO NECTAR CARTRIDGES
VUSE 154518 VUSE SOLO ORIGINAL CARTRIDGES
VUSE 156837 VUSE SOLO ORIG CARTRIDGES $1 OFF 0.2M
VUSE 156838 VUSE SOLO MEN CARTRIDGES $1 OFF 0.2M
VUSE 156489 VUSE VIBE ORIGINAL KIT
VUSE 157378 VUSE VIBE KIT POWER UNIT
VUSE 156544 VUSE VIBE FUSION TANKS
VUSE 156493 VUSE VIBE MELON TANKS
VUSE 156494 VUSE VIBE MENTHOL TANKS
VUSE 156491 VUSE VIBE MINT TANKS
VUSE 156492 VUSE VIBE NECTAR TANKS
VUSE 156490 VUSE VIBE ORIGINAL TANKS
VUSE 156545 VUSE VIBE TROPICAL TANKS
Fontem 154833 BLU PLUS TOB TANK 5/3′
Fontem 154834 BLU PLUS MENTH TANK 5/3′
Fontem 154832 BLU PLUS CHERRY TANK 5/3′
Fontem 154835 BLU PLUS VANILLA TANK 5/3′
Fontem 155714 BLU VANILLA DISPOSABLE 5CT
Fontem 155716 BLU PLUS EXPRESS KIT
Fontem 155933 BLU PLUS POLAR MINT TANK 5/3′
Fontem 156272 BLU POLAR MINT DISPOSABLE 5′
Fontem 156402 BLU CLASSIC DISPOSABLE
Fontem 156403 BLU MENTHOL DISPOSABLE
Fontem 156404 BLU CHERRY DISPOSABLE 5CT
Fontem 156427 BLU NEW PLUS EXPRESS KIT
Fontem 156529 MY BLU GOLD LEAF PODS
Fontem 156530 MY BLU MENTHOL PODS
Fontem 156531 MY BLU VANILLA PODS 5/2′
Fontem 156532 MY BLU CHERRY PODS 5/2′
Fontem 156533 MY BLU POLAR MINT PODS 5/2′
Fontem 156930 MY BLU INTENSE CITRA 2.5% 3ML 5/2′
Fontem 156931 MY BLU INTENSE HONEY 2.5%3ML 5/2
Fontem 156932 MY BLU INTENSE MELON 2.5%3ML 5/2
Fontem 156933 MY BLU INTENSE NEON 2.5%3ML 5/2
Fontem 156934 MY BLU INTENSE TOBACCO 2.5%
Fontem 156935 MY BLU INTENSE CITRA 4%3ML 5/2
Fontem 156936 MY BLU INTENSE HONEY 4%3ML 5/2
Fontem 156937 MY BLU INTENSE MELON 4%3ML 5/2
Fontem 156938 MY BLU INTENSE NEON 4%3ML 5/2
Fontem 156939 MY BLU INTENSE TOBACCO 4%
Fontem 157205 MY BLU DEVICE
Fontem 157206 MY BLU INTENSE TOBACCO 3.6%
Fontem 157207 MY BLU INTENSE MINT 2.4% 3ML 5/2′
Fontem 157208 MY BLU INTENSE TOBACCO 2.4%
Fontem 157209 MY BLU INTENSE MINT 3.6% 3ML 5/2′
Fontem 157210 MY BLU INTENSE BUNDLE KIT 9CT
Fontem 157592 MY BLU INTENSE FRSH MNT 2.4% 3ML 5/2
Fontem 157593 MY BLU INTENSE FRSH MNT 3.6% 3ML 5/2
LOGIC / JTI 156335 LOGIC PRO REFILLS MENTHOL
LOGIC / JTI 156928 LOGIC PRO REFILLS FRESH MENTHOL
LOGIC / JTI 156926 LOGIC PRO REFILLS STRAWBERRY
LOGIC / JTI 156334 LOG PRO REFILLS BERRY MINT
LOGIC / JTI 156333 LOGIC PRO REFILLS CHERRY
LOGIC / JTI 156329 LOGIC POWER CHERRY CARTRIDGES
LOGIC / JTI 156326 LOGIC POWER CHERRY KIT
LOGIC / JTI 156330 LOGIC POWER MENTHOL CARTRIDGES
LOGIC / JTI 156327 LOGIC POWER MENTHOL KIT
LOGIC / JTI 156925 LOGIC POWER DISPOSABLE MENTHOL
LOGIC / JTI 156924 LOGIC POWER DISPOSABLE TOBACCO
LOGIC / JTI 156331 LOGIC POWER TOBACCO CARTRIDGES
LOGIC / JTI 156328 LOGIC POWER TOBACCO KIT
LOGIC / JTI 156336 LOGIC PRO REFILLS TOBACCO
LOGIC / JTI 156927 LOGIC PRO REFILLS TOASTED TOBACCO
LOGIC / JTI 156332 LOGIC PRO DEVICE

DOWNLOAD AUTHORIZED PRODUCT LIST MASS

PAST COMMUNICATIONS

NEW YORK STATE CUSTOMERS

EFFECTIVE 10/4/19

HLA will continue to sell Flavored Vape Products until further regulation.

A New York state regulation banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products has been put on hold by a state appellate court.

Judges granted a temporary restraining order Thursday that stops the state from enforcing a ban set to begin Oct. 4. They are expected to rule on a preliminary injunction at an Oct. 18 court date.

DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF MANUFACTURERS POLICIES AND AMBIGUITY OF LEGISLATIONS, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY RETURNS ON FLAVORED VAPE PRODUCTS. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

PLEASE DIRECT ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS RE: THE VAPE LEGISLATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH’S HOTLINE: 1-888-364-3046

NEW YORK STATE CUSTOMERS

EFFECTIVE 9/30/19

ALL CUSTOMERS IN NEW YORK STATE!

CLICK TO READ THE IMPORTANT & TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION REGARDING VAPE RETURNS IN NEW YORK STATE.

Which authorized products, what HLA is accepting and dates NYS has dictated.

PAST COMMUNICATIONS

ALL MASSACHUSETTS
CUSTOMERS!

EFFECTIVE 9/25/19

Effective Immediately – HLA Is NOT accepting returns on ANY Vaping product OR SELLING any Vaping Product until Further Notice. We are forced to take this action due to state and local government actions banning vape products.

This is for the state of MASSACHUSETTS

ALL CUSTOMERS

(excluding MASSACHUSETTS & NEW YORK)

EFFECTIVE 9/25/19

Effective Immediately – HLA Is SUSPENDING ALL returns on ANY vaping product until further notice. We are forced to take this action due to state and local government actions banning vape products.

This is for all States (excluding MA & NYS)

For NYS see 9/30/19 statement

September 2019

STOP Town of Hempstead Legislation

September 24, the Town of Hempstead will be voting on a local law to create a new Subsection “E” of Section 121-3 of Chapter 121 of the Town Code, in relation to enacting a blanket prohibition on the sale of e­liquid flavored tobacco product. This is a MAJOR THREAT to convenience stores!

PAST COMMUNICATIONS

September 2019

NYS Tax Increase

Starting September 1, 2019, New York State Prepaid Sales Tax Rate is increasing. The change effects cigarette packs of 20 and packs of 25.

July 2019

STOP Albany Legislation

July 8, the Albany County Legislature will be voting on a local law to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the county.  ALL FLAVORS. ALL PRODUCTS. This is a MAJOR THREAT to convenience stores!

January 2019

Prebook Announcement

Please be advised that starting on April 1, 2019, any cigarette pre-books assigned to your account will be automatically sent with your regular delivery. THIS PRODUCT CANNOT BE REFUSED OR RETURNED…