Tax

Saudi: Energy drinks prices double overnight

Saudi: Energy drinks prices double overnight

By RJ Whitehead

Prices of energy drinks have doubled in Saudi Arabia this week after a sin tax was introduced last Sunday. Health warnings have also arrived in stores and on cans.

Filipino lawmakers voice support for soda tax bill

Dateline Southeast Asia

Filipino lawmakers voice support for soda tax bill

By RJ Whitehead

Support for a Philippines tax on sugary soft drinks to boost government coffers and rein in an increase in lifestyle is growing as legislation passes through parliament.

India’s new GST tipped to appear next April

South Asia radius

India’s new GST tipped to appear next April

By RJ Whitehead

The long-awaited tax reform which will see the introduction of GST will be implemented from April 1, 2016, the official leading the preparations has announced.

Don’t expect tax and excise sops from Budget 2013

Food for thought

Don’t expect tax and excise sops from Budget 2013

By Ankush Chibber

Its that time of the year again. Yes, I know that is a cliche home run to begin with, but then one would find it difficult to describe the excitement that builds up every year towards the Indian Union Budget without indulging in one or two cliches.

Australian wine giants call for tax changes

Australian wine giants call for tax changes

By Kacey Culliney

Australia’s Premium Wine Brands and Treasury Wine Estates call on the government to reform the current value-based levies and abolish the wine equalisation tax (WET), as the country’s tax summit looms on the horizon.