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Type: Journal article
Title: Reforming taxes on wine and other alcoholic beverage consumption
Author: Anderson, K.
Citation: Economic Society of Australia. Economic Papers, 2010; 29(2):197-199
Publisher: Economic Society of Australia
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 0812-0439
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Kym Anderson
Abstract: As part of a comprehensive review of Australia's tax system, the taxes on alcoholic beverages recently came under scrutiny. In its initial response to the review in May 2010, the government chose to not change those taxes, even though the review recommended the wine tax switch from an "ad valorem" to a volumetric basis and that all beverages be taxed to the same extent per litre of alcohol. This paper introduces a mini-symposium of three other papers aimed at contributing to what will be an on-going public policy debate on the optimal taxation of alcohol for purposes of covering social costs associated with harmful alcohol consumption, influencing consumer behaviour through altering beverage prices levels and relativities, and raising government revenue. Copyright (c) 2010 The Economic Society of Australia.
Keywords: alcohol excise taxes; Australian tax reform; wine taxation.
Rights: © 2010 The Economic Society of Australia
RMID: 0020101837
DOI: 10.1111/j.1759-3441.2010.00062.x
Appears in Collections:Economics publications

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