Excise taxes on alcohol and tobacco products in September plan to increase by 10% and 20%, respectively. Told the head of the main tax policy and revenue budget of the Ministry of Finance of Belarus Dmitry Kiyko.
"There are several reasons why we should do it. We have an agreement with the International Monetary Fund about the need to increase the rates of excise duties under the "stand-by". Moreover, government program to address alcohol abuse and alcoholism involves anticipatory increase in 2009 —2010x excise taxes on alcoholic products and tobacco products, "- the words of Dmitry Kiyko BelTA.