Alaska residents who thought they were saving money by buying their cigarettes online were in for a shock this week.
The state sent out letters to more than 600 people who bought tax-free cigarettes over the Internet, telling them they're required to pay up or face penalties, according to the Anchorage Daily News.
"Under state law, the Alaska cigarette tax must be paid on all cigarettes brought or shipped into the state," the letter says. "This law applies to cigarettes purchased by mail order, phone order or over the Internet."
The purchases in question, which … Read more