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2020 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Payment Forecast

Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
State Revenue & Budget

Colorado receives annual payments from tobacco manufacturers as part of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA).  In April 2019, the state received $81.1 million, which was used to determine distributions to MSA‑funded programs for the current FY 2019‑20.

This document presents a forecast for annual receipts from the Tobacco MSA through FY 2021‑22.  The state is expected to receive $80.4 million in 2020; the actual amount received in 2020 will determine disbursements to MSA‑funded programs in FY 2020‑21.  Payments for 2021 and 2022 will depend on the outcome of an unresolved legal question.  Depending on the outcome, Colorado is expected to receive either $76.6 million in 2021 and $76.9 million in 2022, or $68.5 million in 2021 and $71.7 million in 2022.