New excise duty rates for alcohol from 1 July 2016
The annual adjustment to the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2016.
The annual adjustment is based on movements in the consumer prices index less credit services subgroup over the 12-month period to 31 March 2016.
The new rates are those set out in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Alcoholic Beverages Indexation) Amendment Order 2016.
The rates are summarised as:
|Current excise rate to 30 June 2016||New excise rate (GST excl.) from 1 July 2016|
|42.472 cents per litre of beverage||42.650 cents per litre of beverage|
|$28.320 per litre of alcohol||$28.438 per litre of alcohol|
|$2.2655 per litre of beverage||$2.2750 per litre of beverage|
|$2.8320 per litre of beverage||$2.8438 per litre of beverage|
|$51.579 per litre of alcohol||$51.795 per litre of alcohol|
Alcohol products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2016 will be subject to the new rates.
For further information see the Types of duties, fees & charges section, or please contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).