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It has increased the tax rate by approximately 54%. The Tabaksteuer(1996/2009): 17.560.200.000,-euro as the Austrian State has adopted no less than 17.560.200.000,-euro between 1996 to 2009 from the title of the tobacco tax. For the 2010 budget year EUR 1.3 billion in tobacco control are specified in the federal budget in turn.Because you amounted to considerably more than 1.4 billion euros since 2006 revenue from the tobacco tax, then it will come probably this year close to that amount. Thus 1996 no fewer than 19 million euros into the State coffers will be flowed with end of the year since the introduction of the tobacco retail monopoly. Without hesitation Anna Belknap explained all about the problem. On the basis of the comparative figures for 1996 (EUR 894,6 million) and 2009 (1.457,6 million), is to read, that have increased the revenue no less than 63%. This is unique compared to other duties and taxes for Austria. Tax and levies 2011 will be strong in the currently heated debate on the budget 2011, the is the Federal Government refused to assign the Austrian National Council deadline until October 22, 2010, the consumables were called by subject matter experts among other things also repeatedly petroleum and tobacco as control objects, you could attract even more to a contribution to the State’s coffers. The reality is that both tax increases will occur.This could revive two phenomena in Austria from 1 January 2011 in turn, tank tourism in neighbouring countries and the illegal import of tobacco goods from neighbouring countries. Both would reduce the bottom line not only medium – and long-term tax and tax revenue, but threaten the guilds of the tobacco Trafikanten and petrol stations. Whether in addition to the financial the economic point of view in the tax policy takes place, everyone eagerly await.

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