Excise Tax Increase on Ciggies / Tobacco
Border Control Minister John Luxton, today announced a small
increase to the rates of excise duty on tobacco
"This normal annual adjustment to the rates,
based on the 1.105 percent increase in the Consumers Price
Index All Groups - Excluding Credit Services in the 12
months ending 30 September 1999, would add four cents in
excise duty to a packet of 20 cigarettes and 13 cents on a
50 gram packet of cut tobacco", Mr Luxton said.
excise rates, which come into force on 1 December, will
raise approximately an additional $6 million for Government
in a full year.
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