The government’s announcements to raise the excise tax on alcohol by 10% as of January 1, 2020 caused great concern in the industry. According to governmental calculations, the next year’s state budget is to gain PLN 552.9 million. Let us remind that the government announced the excise tax raise for the first time in April 2019 in its Multiannual Financial Plan. The entry came back in the next year’s draft budget. The difference is that the first document mentions a 3% rise and the second a 10% rise. The industry’s representatives say it’s too late to prepare for the excise tax raise.
Rynki Alkoholowe 12/2019