sugar tax - updates

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DOF turns sour as sugar tax collections miss target

Jan 03, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Taxes collected from sugar-sweetened beverages from January to October 2018 stand at P30 billion, 25% short of the P40-billion target

300,000 urge Senate to dissolve proposed tax on sugary drinks

Dec 01, 2017 - 10:55 AM

Sari-store owners sign a petition opposing the proposed P10 per liter price increase

Poor to be shielded from fuel excise tax increase – DOF

Sep 05, 2016 - 7:03 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says now is the best time to adjust fuel excise taxes when crude oil prices are low and impact on inflation is almost negligible

'BEST TIME.' NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia points out that every P1-per-liter increase in fuel prices would translate into an inflation spike of just 0.1 percent. Rappler file photo

Duterte admin keeping seniors' 20% discount, most VAT exemptions

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:45 PM

But the VAT exemption granted to senior citizens when dining in restaurants will be lifted says the DOF because such discounts are usually availed of by affluent senior citizens

VAT ON SENIOR CITIZENS. The VAT exemption granted to seniors when dining in restaurants will be lifted. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

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Aug 23, 2016 - 12:39 PM

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Gov't tax reform to cost P173.8B in lost revenue

Aug 22, 2016 - 8:49 PM

To offset the loss the government is planning a series of measures such as eliminating some VAT exemptions and fiscal incentives

SPENDING BREAKDOWN. (from left) Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Budget secretary Benjamin Diokno and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III detail the particulars of the 2017 budget to members of congress at the House of Representatives on August 22. Photo by Chrisee dela Paz/Rappler

Britain defends new sugar tax following criticism

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:00 PM

It s disappointing that the government has chosen to single out soft drinks says Coca Cola s Jon Woods

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 22: Various bottles of soda are displayed in a cooler at Marina Supermarket on July 22, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on Tuesday to place a measure on the November ballot for a 2-cents-per-ounce soda tax. If the measure passes in the November election, tax proceeds would help finance nutrition, health, disease prevention and recreation programs. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Britain imposes sugar tax on soft drinks to cut obesity

Mar 17, 2016 - 1:10 PM

2015 data show majority of British adults and more than a quarter of children between two and 15 are overweight or obese

epa03243482 A display of soda at a store in New York, New York, USA, 31 May 2012. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans yesterday to implement a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts. The law is another effort by the administration to fight obesity. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

English hospitals plan to introduce sugar tax

Jan 18, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The levy on high sugar drinks and snacks sold in hospital vending machines and cafes could be introduced by 2020