How much is the sin tax added to alcohol, e-cigarettes?

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How much is the sin tax added to alcohol and e-cigarettes?

President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law that increased the taxes on alcohol and e-cigarettes in the market.

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The President signed Republic Act 11467 into law yesterday.

Upon its implementation, additional P35 to P50 will be added to sin taxes on alcohol and P25 to P45 for e-cigarettes this year.

Rates based on the bicameral conference report

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Alcohol

  • Fermented alcohol (beer) – P35
  • Distilled spirits – P42, plus an ad valorem tax of 22%
  • Sparkling and still wine – P50

Tobacco

  • Heated tobacco products (pack of 20s) – P25
  • Salt Nicotine vapor product – P37
  • Freebase vapor product (vape) – P45

How much is the sin tax added to alcohol, e-cigarettes?

After 2020, here are the new tax rates for the said products until 2023:

Alcohol (with a 6% indexation rate after 2023)

  • Fermented liquor
    • 2021 – P37
    • 2022 – P39
    • 2023 – P41
  • Distilled spirits (with 22% ad valorem tax)
    • 2021 – P47
    • 2022 – P52
    • 2023 – P59

Tobacco (with a 5% indexation rate after 2023)

  • Heated tobacco products
    • 2021 – P27.50
    • 2022 – P30
    • 2023 – P32.50
  • Salted nicotine vapor products
    • 2021 – P42
    • 2022 – P47
    • 2023 – P52
  • Free base vapor products
    • 2021 – P50
    • 2022 – P55
    • 2023 – P60

“I remain confident that the law’s passage is a good step forward to discourage Filipinos, especially the youth, from taking up dangerous vices, thereby guiding them towards making healthier lifestyle choices,” said Senator Pia Cayetano in a statement on Wednesday.

The higher sin tax law is expected to bring at least P22 billion in revenues, of which 60% will go the implementation of the Universal Healthcare law. It will offer VAT-free medicines for diabetes, mental illness, kidney diseases, tuberculosis, and cancer.

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