Reforming taxes on wine and other alcoholic beverage consumption

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Kym Anderson;
(2010)
  • Subject: Wine taxation, Alcohol excise taxes, Australian tax reform
    • jel: jel:H22 | jel:H21 | jel:H23 | jel:I18

As part of a comprehensive review of AustraliaÂ’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 ta... View more
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