Wine more expensive next year

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21 November 2007, THE HAGUE – Not only beer and cigarettes but wine too will be a bit more expensive next year. Coalition parties Christian democrat CDA, Labour PvdA, and ChristenUnie want to raise the tax on wine by 16 percent.

21 November 2007

THE HAGUE – Not only beer and cigarettes but wine too will be a bit more expensive next year. Coalition parties Christian democrat CDA, Labour PvdA, and ChristenUnie want to raise the tax on wine by 16 percent.

This emerged in Parliament on Wednesday during the discussion of the tax measures for 2008. The EUR 39 million in tax revenue is needed to finance a measure that exempts medics from paying VAT.

The cabinet wanted to only exempt medics from VAT starting next year if they provide treatment with a "therapeutic aim." Sports physical and some alternative medicines would therefore be excluded.

The coalition parties think however that some treatments could be very important for patients and should therefore not be subject to VAT tax.

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