The excise tax on alcohol in Poland has increased by 10% since 1 January 2020. The amendment provides for the excise duty indexation to excise commodities that are used as stimulants, i.e.: ethyl alcohol, beer, wine, fermented beverages, intermediate products, tobacco products, dried tobacco and innovative products. The government justifies the excise tax rise by 10% by the rising costs of counteracting the social and health effects of alcoholic beverages and tobacco consumption. The excise tax rise itself is supposed to be safe and not to increase the risk of the informal economy growth. Cider and perry with more than 5% alcohol content are excluded from the excise tax indexation. These products will remain subject to a preferential excise tax of 97 PLN per 1 hl of finished product. Thanks to the excise tax rise, the budget is to gain about PLN 1.7 billion in 2020, of which PLN 552.9 million will come from the rise in alcoholic beverages.
Rynki Alkoholowe 1/2020