US News Bundestag committee is right for higher Tobacco tax

19:35  09 june  2021
19:35  09 june  2021 Source:   ksta.de

Taxes. Attention, last day to complete its return of income online in 36 departments

 Taxes. Attention, last day to complete its return of income online in 36 departments © David Ademas / West-France The taxpayers of the departments n ° 20 to 54 have until Tuesday 1 June 2021, midnight, to fulfill their declaration online income. Photo Stock Illustration. Taxpayers of the Corsican and numbered departments of 21 to 54, including the Coasts-d'Armor, Eure, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine, the Loire-Atlantic, Maine-et-Loire, the Mayenne and the Channel, must complete their tax return 2020 before midnight, on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

The reform of the tobacco tax has progressed a decisive step. The Financial Committee of the Bundestag voted for a change of law, which is made to a cigarette pack in 2022 averaging 10 cents more tobacco tax than before.

Auf eine Zigarettenpackung soll ab 2022 durchschnittlich 10 Cent mehr Tabaksteuer anfallen als bisher. © Picture Alliance / DPA On a cigarette pack is expected from 2022 averaging 10 cents more tobacco tax than before.

2023 follows another 10-cent jump, in the years 2025 and 2026 then one plus of 15 cents.

The competent SPD rapporteur Michael Schrodi was satisfied after the vote. "If you want to bring people away from harmful smoking, significant price signals are needed - we now sit down," said the SPD politician.

compared to "novel" products, the increase in the carcinogenic cigarettes remains moderate. For e-cigarettes, tobacco heating and shisha tobacco, it is significantly stronger to the control screw. Although the company decides the companies, in view of the higher tax burden, a price increase of their products is ultimately inevitably. On Friday the Bundestag is to vote in plenary, a consent is as good as safe. At the end of the month, the Bundesrat should still absorb the reform. The last tobacco tax increase was 2015.

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