Govt to increase alcohol tax again

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Pleng » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:39 am

Takiap wrote:So, now in this very brief sober moment, could someone please tell me where or when sport is played in Thailand?
I guess it's any time of the day apart from between 2 and 5pm - because obviously there's nobody purchasing alcohol to fun their activities between those times

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Big Boy » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:06 am

Takiap wrote:in this very brief sober moment, could someone please tell me where or when sport is played in Thailand?


I know there is some kickboxing and some village football, but where do all the school kids play tennis; swim; do athletics; cricket; rugby and etc? I can't believe I have been missing out all these years. :shock:


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Maybe our sponsor Dusit Thani Football Academy could advise if they benefit from any government funding.
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by PET » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:49 am

What is the increase rate for Spirits and when does it come into effect, please?
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by bert91157 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:29 pm

Steve G, the amount you have spent on leo over the years you have likely paid for the stadium. :)

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by oakdale160 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:30 pm

I have always been impressed that in every town and city in the USA there are basketball courts available for public use everywhere, even in the most urban areas. Usually floodlit at night and always being used. Relative ly inexpensive for the city to provide.

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by HHTel » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:47 pm

What increase in alcohol tax?. I don't know of any increase and a search shows nothing,

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by Big Boy » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:10 am

I won't look for any increase, but do you realise the thread is over 1 year old?
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by HHTel » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:31 am

Well spotted BB but looking at the last few posts, it wasn't immediately obvious.

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Post by Big Boy » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:46 am

No, it's always the same when the same month in another year is the previous post :thumb:
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Post by buksida » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:36 pm

Changes to alcohol taxes won’t leave a sour taste for consumers, tax authorities said Monday.

While new alcohol tax rates have yet to be finalized, the Excise Department says don’t expect alcohol to be taxed at the newly raised cap of up to 150 percent of retail price.

Different types of alcohol will be assessed at various rates, which will raise the possible tax across the board except for wine, which will actually fall.

The biggest change is coming to how the taxes are assessed. Instead of being levied on the price out of the factory, the new structure will be imposed on retail prices.

Top tax man Somchai Poolsawat insisted the tax won’t be collected at the maximum level, and won’t be passed along to consumers.

Somchai said the new draft did not seek to increase taxes but make the structures more transparent and consistent with international standards. He added the government will also consider lowering the tax rate after the law comes into effect.

The new rate will go along with a new Excise Tax Bill already approved by the junta-appointed legislature and expected to come into effect mid year. It will replace the former version used since 1984 six months after it is officially published in the Royal Gazette.

The new law will replace seven separate ones that regulated excise taxes for liquor, tobacco, playing cards and more.

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by StevePIraq » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:38 pm

Yes why should the Tax go to the Sports Fund, if anywhere it should go to Health Care or Alcoholism treatment
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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by hhfarang » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:31 pm

"Price of beer, wine and spirits go up with 100% to 150%

BYE BYE CHEAP BARS & CHEAP CHARLIES. The price of beer, wine and spirits could be double and for stronger beverages it could be even worse.

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Whole sale prices go up with 100% till 150%.

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Many entertainment venues will be closed .. !! ..."

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by handdrummer » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:12 pm

StevePIraq wrote:
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:38 pm
Yes why should the Tax go to the Sports Fund, if anywhere it should go to Health Care or Alcoholism treatment
because sports is a potential source of income. that and the govt. can use it as a source of moral turpitude.
the increase of alcohol tax makes it harder for the average thai to purchase alcohol, thus cutting down on the number of vehicular accidents caused by all those poor Lamborghini drivers who run into and over people.

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by stretch » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:44 am

that's going to attract more tourist

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Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Post by StevePIraq » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:57 am

Increasing tax does not reduce purchasing, has it worked in the UK with the increase on alcohol and tobacco, not at all.
Any increase should go to Health Care or Alcoholism treatment
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