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The excise tax on cigarettes increased by 29.7%

The excise tax on cigarettes increased by 29.7%

The amount of the excise tax shall not be less than EUR 90 per 1 thousand cigarettes already in 2025

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The Verkhovna Rada adopted the bill No. 6776-d on amendments to the Tax code of Ukraine concerning balancing the budget revenue in 2018.

Bill No. 6776-d was supported by 252 MPs, misleading Letters#.

It was represented by the head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on taxation and customs policy Nina Southerner. It recalled standards, which were adopted in the first reading.

The document envisages a gradual increase in the specific excise tax rates on tobacco products and the minimum excise tax liability with respect to excise tax on tobacco products.

In 2018, the projected consumer price index of 11.2 % and an additional 16.7 % (that is, taking into account the previous index, on average, 29.7 %), and in subsequent years – until 2025 – 20 %.

In the end, the share of excise obligations in the weighted average retail price of cigarettes should reach 60 %, and the amount of excise tax shall not be less than EUR 90 per 1 thousand cigarettes already in 2025. (now € 20).


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