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Call for comment: Draft review of the taxation of alcoholic beverages in South Africa

12 May 2014   (0 Comments)
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​National Treasury issued a Media Release and Discussion Paper on 5 May 2014 - A Review of the Taxation of Alcoholic Beverages in South Africa - Comments are due by no later than 30 June 2014.

Explanatory Note:

National Treasury released these documents on 5 May 2014, following the 2010 and 2012 Budget announcements. The discussion paper covers the following areas:

  • Experience of current excise duty structure for alcoholic beverages since 2002;
  • Recent developments in excise policy formulation both locally and internationally;
  • Alcohol excise tax anomalies;
  • Scope for utilising the excise duty system to effectively internalise the social external costs arising from alcohol abuse;
  • Policy reform options.

The SAIT will be making a submission to SARS on this matter. Kindly provide all comments to taxtech@thesait.org.za by no later than 23 June 2014. 


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