Josef hírek

2011.10.08. 18:38

Govt to extend fat tax to coffee, flavoured beer, energy drinks

Budapest, October 7 (MTI) - The government plans to extend the range of products falling under its new fat tax to coffee, flavoured beer, alcoholic soft drinks and energy drinks and other products deemed detrimental to health, the daily Nepszabadsag reported on Friday.

Budapest, October 7 (MTI) - The government plans to extend the range of products falling under its new fat tax to coffee, flavoured beer, alcoholic soft drinks and energy drinks and other products deemed detrimental to health, the daily Nepszabadsag reported on Friday.

The "public health product fee", introduced in September, is expected to bring 30 billion forints (EUR 100m) into state coffers in 2012, the paper said, citing a draft of the plans. Under the changes planned, tax on the selected "unhealthy" products would be raised by 25 percent. Industry representatives said they had not been consulted, but were not surprised to hear about the government s plans to expand the product range to be taxed. Endre Kardevan, state secretary at the farm ministry, said earlier the tax planned to target products with unsaturated or trans fats, which are in margarin, for instance, but these are not included in the current draft, the paper said. The government s revenue target of 5 billion forints from the tax may be in danger, as retailers appear to have stocked up on the targeted products over the summer and are still selling them at the earlier price, the paper added.

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