El Salvador: Tax Rises on Beer and Liquors

The new regulation will set the value added tax at 8% and a specific duty of $0.09 per degree of alcohol for beers.

Friday, September 10, 2010

No new regulations are established for the distribution and sale of beer since the law states that this tax only applies to products with 6% abv or more.

"The reform also set a tax of $0.10 per liter on portable ethyl alcohol, whether produced domestically or imported, according to article 42-D," reports Laprensagrafica.com.



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The Association of Distillers and Liquor Companies (Asdyl) requested Congress to modify the taxes included in the recently passed tax reform.

They argue that since the reform came into effect on January 2010, sales have dropped 45%, causing them to fire 300 workers.

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