Excise Tax

Samoa to raise Excise Tax on alcohol

The Bill will contain the new amendment to increase excise tax as recommended by the Samoa Law Reform Commission.

The Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet said after extensive review which included public hearings to garner the viewpoints from stakeholders, the Commission has also recommended for the price of alcohol to be increased through excise tax. 

“However, care should also be taken so that the increase does not render it unsustainable for businesses in the alcohol industry to operate,” continued the recommendation.