Govt to increase alcohol tax again

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Beer tax hike

Post by Juice81 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:14 pm

I heard there is going be a significant tax hike on beer and other mild drinks in Thailand...! Does anyone know how much actually the prices go up? Or is this still just a speculation? :roll:

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by HHTel » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:52 pm

The increase in tax is fixed. Retail prices are up to the seller and is speculation. Honest retailers will just pass on the tax hike. But not everyone is honest.

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Juice81 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:30 pm

HHTel wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:52 pm
The increase in tax is fixed. Retail prices are up to the seller and is speculation. Honest retailers will just pass on the tax hike. But not everyone is honest.
So business as usual! :cheers:

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Bluesky » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:27 pm

HHTel wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:52 pm
The increase in tax is fixed. Retail prices are up to the seller and is speculation. Honest retailers will just pass on the tax hike. But not everyone is honest.
Picked up 2 crates of soda water on Tuesday from a mom and pop shophouse on soi 102
had the requisite 260 baht to pay. Owner said not enough, now 140 baht a crate! Government Tax! I think she was confusing it Farung Tax!

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Big Boy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:34 pm

130 0r 140 Baht - a lot cheaper than we pay. I guess I'm the one paying Farang tax :cry:
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by europtimiste » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:37 pm

Price didn't up at Makro and BigC, so stock up your alcoholic drinks.

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by PeteC » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:44 pm

Why is tax going up on soda water? Not a sugar beverage and of course no alcohol. Swindling once again? :roll: Pete :cheers:

EDIT: If the old lady charged it, more than likely she was charged it by the supplier as he knows these Mom & Pops don't know any better and won't argue. :banghead:
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by HHTel » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:21 pm

Sugary drinks also be subject to higher taxes. Soft drink taxes will be Bt0.13 to Bt 0.50 per bottle, but sugar-free soft-drink will be taxed less by Bt0.28 Bt0.36 per bottle.
Source: The Nation

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Bluesky » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:24 pm

Big Boy wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:34 pm
130 0r 140 Baht - a lot cheaper than we pay. I guess I'm the one paying Farang tax :cry:
We normally have the Singha 400ml ( slightly large the the single use bottles) 130 Baht for 24 just change the empties over for full ones. Shop at down near the railway crossing is still 130 Baht.

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Big Boy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:29 pm

:cry: I guess I'm paying for Tesco or Makro aircon :cry:
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Vital Spark » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:33 pm

Our local wholesale shop has increased the soda crates from 125 to 135 (Singha 400ml). Why? There is no way that the gov. has increased the tax on it - it's just carbonated water. Just bought a box of large Chang beer from Makro and it's 588 - as I don't normally buy it, I'm not sure if it has increased. I prefer Archa, but for some peculiar reason it has disappeared from Makro and Tesco. :?

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by HHTel » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:30 am

Vital Spark wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:33 pm
Our local wholesale shop has increased the soda crates from 125 to 135 (Singha 400ml). Why? There is no way that the gov. has increased the tax on it - it's just carbonated water. Just bought a box of large Chang beer from Makro and it's 588 - as I don't normally buy it, I'm not sure if it has increased. I prefer Archa, but for some peculiar reason it has disappeared from Makro and Tesco. :?

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See my earlier post and check it out with the official announcements. Yes, Soda Water is taxed as is coffee and green tea!

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Vital Spark » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:16 am

But according to the chart above, carbonated drinks without sugar (soda water) have their taxes reduced. I'm confused.

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Bluesky » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:19 am

Vital Spark wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:33 pm
Our local wholesale shop has increased the soda crates from 125 to 135 (Singha 400ml). Why? There is no way that the gov. has increased the tax on it - it's just carbonated water. Just bought a box of large Chang beer from Makro and it's 588 - as I don't normally buy it, I'm not sure if it has increased. I prefer Archa, but for some peculiar reason it has disappeared from Makro and Tesco. :?

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According to the Bangkok Post the price of carbonated drinks without sugar is meant to decrease i.e. Soda water. A producers price rise??

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