Excises on Strong Beverages Will Be Raised in 2013 in Moldova
OREANDA-NEWS. June 26, 2012. This is stipulated by the draft fiscal policy for 2013 approved by the government, the Ministry of Finance informs. The matter concerns bringing the structure of the strong beverage excise into compliance with the European system of taxation in order to harmonize these two systems, to receive additional funds to the budget and to prevent the strong beverages illicit market.
Starting from the next year, the string beverage excise will comprise the fixed rate only which will be increased whereas its ad valorum component will be eliminated. For example, the excise on ethyl non denaturant spirit with the inclusion volume fraction of ethyl spirit of 80% and more as well as on ethyl spirit and other denaturant spirits will make up 70 leis instead of 15 leis plus 15% per 1 liter of absolute alcohol.
The same excise of 70 leis will be imposed on ethyl non denaturant spirit with the inclusion volume fraction of ethyl spirit of up to 80% as well as on distillates, liqueurs and other alcohols instead of 30 leis plus +30% per 1 liter of absolute alcohol.
Excises on vermouth and other natural wines with vegetable or fragrant extracts and aromatized wines will make up 10 leis instead of 15 plus 15% per 1 liter of absolute alcohol. The same is true for such beverages as cider, pear cider, honey beverage, mixes made of fermented beverages, mixes of fermented beverages and alcohol-free beverages. The beer excise is to be raised from 1,85 to 1,94 leis per liter.