Government Tax Loss in Ireland From Cigarettes in 2009-2010

In 2009 and 2010, the government of Ireland lost over $1.4 Billion (1 Billion Euros) to cigarette smuggling, with 24 percent of all cigarettes smoked in 2010 being bought without taxes being paid.

Previously, it was reported that the tax loss in Ireland from the illegal tobacco trade was $1.1 Billion (750 Million Euros) in 2009.

Source: “Illegal tobacco trade ‘declining’,” Irish Examiner, April 27, 2011.