Not taxes—’public health contributions’

| March 24, 2014

A French Senate committee has called for the government to rename its “behavioral” taxes so as to make them appear to comprise more than just a revenue grab.

According to a Tax News story, the committee said the government should look to link these levies and value-added taxes to health sector targets.

And the term “behavioral taxes,” it added, should be referred to as “public health contributions.”

The committee pointed to the high number of parliamentary and governmental initiatives submitted during the past few years for new taxes, such as the sugary drinks tax, and increases to existing indirect taxes on tobacco, beer and spirits.

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