Council decided not to increase the excise tax on champagne and still wines with geographically protected indication, their rates will remain at the existing 14 and 5 rubles. per liter, respectively. Will be increased only a excise tax rates on champagne and still wines with geographical indication unprotected: they will increase from 27 to 36 roubles and from 10 to 18 rubles. per liter. The bill passed by the state Duma on Wednesday in the second reading, the correspondent of RBC.
Increase excise rates on all types of still wines was almost double that offered by the government. The decision to increase the excise taxes on all kinds of champagne the budget Committee unexpectedly adopted Saturday, endorsing amendment of United Russia deputies Yevgeny Fyodorov. The adoption of the amendment about the new excise tax on champagne was initiated by the Chairman of the budget Committee Andrey Makarov, however, at the plenary session on Wednesday, he said that United Russia “managed to defend” the current excise tax for “domestic growers”, which disturbed the planned increase in excise taxes on wine.
According to Makarova, the decision on preservation of existing excise taxes on wine for domestic producers was made only the day before. An updated version of the excise taxes was published in the parliamentary basis of the documents on Wednesday morning. The subject of the excise taxes on wine were discussed at the visiting session of the faction of United Russia with the participation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, told RBC two participants of the meeting. Against the budgetary Committee of the Duma of the first made by the Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev.
The proposal to increase the excise tax on champagne was initiated in the state Duma, admitted later Makarov. But this amendment (Deputy Fedorov) was caused by the government’s intention to increase the excise tax on still wines only, said the United Russia. Urging MPs to vote for increasing the excise duty on champagne at their Committee meeting on Saturday, Makarov stated that the amendment Fedorov would equalize the situation for all Russian winemakers. The government, in his opinion, proposing to raise the excise tax on still wines only acted “in the interests of one company”. The market leader in sparkling wine in Russia in monetary terms, is a group of “Abrau-Durso”.
In addition, the Duma adopted on Wednesday the draft law introduces a lower than proposed by the government, the excise duties on tobacco pipe, Smoking, chewing, hookah, etc. (except that is used for the production of cigarettes). Approved by the state Duma of the rate — 2520 RUB in 2017, 2772 RUB. in 2018, 3050 RUB. in 2019. This is much less than was offered by the government (4800, 4992 5192 and RUB, respectively).
Excise taxes on tobacco, intended for consumption by heating, the opposite will be even higher than proposed by the government: 5280 rubles. per 1 kg instead of 4992 RUB. in 2018 and is 5192 5808 RUB RUB in 2019.
Reduction in excise duties on pipe and hookah tobacco Makarov explained RBC that in the original proposals of the government raising the strap was raised too high. An amendment made in accordance with the observation of the expert Department of the President.