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[journal.ie] One-third drop in tax take from alcohol sales in four years. (17 Dec 2011)

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Alcohol sales dropped off so much in the space of four years that the Revenue Commissioners were taking in €304m less tax from the sector in 2010 than they did in 2007. That constitutes a drop of around 27 per cent.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan, responding to a question from Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle in the Dáil this week, said that while there was no way of knowing how much alcohol was sold in off-licenses compared to that sold in licensed premises, it was possible to calculate the tax levy on alcohol through the years.

In 2007, the Revenue Commissioners took €1.13 billion in the alcohol products tax. In 2008, that dropped to €1.069 billion; it dropped again in 2009 and 2010 to €968m and €826m respectively. No figures for 2011 are yet available.

 

Item Type:News
Source:journal.ie
Date:17 December 2011
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Alcohol
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic policy
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of drugs and alcohol (cost / pricing)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Physical context or place > Alcohol beverage sales outlet
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