Category: Tax

Mighty pleads for license

Mighty pleads for license

| April 25, 2017

Faced with allegations of tax evasion, the Philippines’ Mighty Corp, whose tobacco manufacturing business is said to support tens of thousands of workers, has asked for a fair hearing.

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Call for tax increase

Call for tax increase

| April 25, 2017

A study in Malaysia has found that 1.1 million tobacco-smoking-related deaths could be prevented if cigarette excise were increased; but others point out that the illegal trade would have to be addressed firstly.

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Tax at root of cigarette smuggling

Tax at root of cigarette smuggling

| April 21, 2017

Governments will employ no end of strategies to reduce cigarette smuggling, except, that is, the one that would be most effective: moderating the tax imposts on these products.

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Australia taxing the poor

Australia taxing the poor

| April 12, 2017

There seems to be a growing realization that taxing financially-poor smokers to fill the holes in governments’ budgets is less than fair – is majoritarianism at its worst.

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Proposed tobacco tax unfair

Proposed tobacco tax unfair

| April 11, 2017

A question has been raised in Montana, US, about whether it is fair to apply punitive taxes to tobacco products in order to balance the state’s budget.

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Leaf tax threat withdrawn

Leaf tax threat withdrawn

| April 6, 2017

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco growers seem to have seen off a threat that those who didn’t produce a tax clearance certificate would be subject to a 10 percent impost on their current sales.

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Kenya proposes tax reduction

Kenya proposes tax reduction

| April 5, 2017

Proposals for reducing cigarette taxes don’t come along very often, and, in Kenya, where such a proposal has been made, some organizations are expressing their displeasure.

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Massive tax rise planned

Massive tax rise planned

| March 14, 2017

Is it ethical to force smokers to pay for a country’s long-term care plan when, given what is said about life expectancies, they are not going to benefit from such long-term care?

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Market agility needed

Market agility needed

| March 13, 2017

Attendance was up by just over six percent at the third TFWA China’s Century Conference, which was held in Guangzhou last week.

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Ninety percent tax and rising

Ninety percent tax and rising

| March 9, 2017

The UK budget has just slapped another wodge of tax on cigarettes, the lowest priced of which already attracted rates of 90 percent. No wonder the country boasts a thriving black market.

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Tobacco taxes, robberies up

Tobacco taxes, robberies up

| March 8, 2017

New Zealand, which imposes eye-watering levels of tobacco taxes, cannot be surprised that cigarettes are being targeted in retail-store robberies. Smokers are addicted to these products, and are often financially poor.

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E-cig tax plea in UK

E-cig tax plea in UK

| March 8, 2017

The UK Vaping Industry Association has produced some persuasive figures with which to try to dissuade the Chancellor from applying excise tax to vaping devices.

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Fat cat executives slammed

Fat cat executives slammed

| March 6, 2017

Philip Morris International deserves praise for having invested a lot of money in developing heated-tobacco devices, but it should not overstep the mark in promoting them.

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Cigarette tax take drops 

Cigarette tax take drops 

| February 1, 2017

The Philippine government collected less revenue from tobacco products in 2016 due to lower consumption, illicit trade and tax evasion.

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Smokers funding care

Smokers funding care

| January 12, 2017

Once again it seems that smokers – this time those in Taiwan – are being asked to pay for universal services that, presumably, the rest of the people aren’t willing to fund.

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Taxes up, revenues down

Taxes up, revenues down

| January 11, 2017

In imposing tobacco tax hikes in October and November, the government of Sri Lanka fell into the trap of diminishing returns during the final quarter of last year.

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New taxes being taxed

New taxes being taxed

| January 9, 2017

In raising both cigarette excise taxes and cigarette value-added taxes this month, the Indonesian government is putting the squeeze on tobacco consumers.

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Big tax increase in NZ

Big tax increase in NZ

| January 3, 2017

Cigarette smokers in New Zealand are having to pay more for their cigarettes following a start-of-the-year 10 percent tobacco excise tax rise. And there are three more such increases in the pipeline.

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Tax increases have limited effect

Tax increases have limited effect

| December 21, 2016

Fiscal and non-fiscal policies are needed to reduce the prevalence of tobacco smoking in Indonesia, the country’s Finance Ministry believes.

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‘Small Tobacco’ tax in Texas toppled

‘Small Tobacco’ tax in Texas toppled

| August 19, 2014

The 55-cents-per-pack fee that the state of Texas, USA, imposes on smaller tobacco manufacturers is an unconstitutional tax, an appeals court ruled, according to Courthouse News Service. House Bill 3525, which Texas lawmakers approved in 2013, levied fees on tobacco companies that did not participate in the 1997 and 1998 settlements Texas reached in the Master Settlement […]

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