Why booze could get even pricier in SwedenApril 14, 2016
Taxes on beer, wine and spirits could go up in 2017, as part of government efforts to raise almost 400 million kronor ($50 million).Sweden already has one of the the highest tax rates on food and alcohol in Europe, but your trips to the state-run alcohol monopoly could have you digging even deeper into your wallet than before.
Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson presented the idea at a press conference when she handed over the Social Democrat-Green government’s spring budget proposal to parliament on Wednesday.
Swedes enjoy the highest spirits duty in the EU and among the biggest taxes on beer and wine, according to a recent report.
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