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Stories that are tagged 'Health tax'




South Africa Consults On Sugar Tax Amendments

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The South African National Treasury has issued a list of questions and answers on the changes to the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages that were introduced in the recently announced 2017-18 Budget. Read Full Story

 

Sugary Drinks Tax Proposed For Canada's Northwest Territories

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-news.com, Washington

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Canada's Northwest Territories will introduce a sugary drinks tax in 2018-19. Read Full Story

 

US Chamber Urges Health Insurance Tax Repeal

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, January 5, 2017

With talk beginning in the new Congress of a repeal of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, the US Chamber of Commerce has urged the immediate elimination of the health insurance tax as an immediate necessity. Read Full Story

 

Think Tank Calls For Australian Sugar Tax

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, December 5, 2016

An Australian excise tax on sugary drinks could raise around AUD500m (USD372.2m) a year, according to a new report from the Grattan Institute, a think tank. Read Full Story

 

Australian Medical Association Calls For Sugar Tax

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Australian Medical Association has recommended that the federal Government develop an obesity strategy that includes a sugar tax. Read Full Story

 

World Health Organisation Backs Sugary Drinks Taxes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that taxing sugary drinks can lead to lower consumption and help to reduce obesity, type-two diabetes, and tooth decay. Read Full Story

 

Ireland Consults On Sugary Drinks Tax Proposals

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Irish Government is consulting on plans to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks from April 2018. Read Full Story

 

Ireland Moving Forward With Plans For Sugar Tax

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Irish Government will develop proposals for a levy on sugar-sweetened drinks as part of its obesity action plan. Read Full Story

 

UK Sugar Levy 'An Additional Burden On Pubs'

by Amanda Banks, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The UK's proposed new Soft Drinks Industry Levy "will come as an additional tax on pubs," according to Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association. Read Full Story

 

Think Tank: UK Sugar Tax Will Do More Harm Than Good

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, August 22, 2016

The UK's proposed Soft Drinks Industry Levy will fuel inflation, cost the Government more than it brings in, and have little impact on obesity, according to a new report from the Institute of Economic Affairs. Read Full Story

 

 

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