Bermuda Sugar Tax Consultation - Ministry of Health, January & February 2018
Please participate in the sugar tax consultation by responding to one or all of the 13 specific questions posed (below) after reviewing the Sugar Tax Consultation Document at www.gov.bm/health-public-consultations. This consultation concerns
• The items identified for the tax
• The appropriate tax level
• How to account for imports
• The approach to compliance and how to minimise tax evasion risks.
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If representing a business or organization, which one? How many people does your business or organization comprise of?
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Q1 - Do you agree the items identified in the consultation document, to which the proposed tax will apply, are appropriate and do not target items of nutritional value?
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Q2 - Are there additional items that should be a target of the proposed sugar tax?
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Q3 – Do you agree that 100% fruit juice should not be subject to the proposed tax?
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Q4 – What are your views on the treatment of dilutables (ie cordials), powders and liquid syrups for the proposed tax.
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Q5 – Do you agree with the exclusion of milk-based items? If not, which items should be included?
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Q6 – Should the Government include candy and confectionery (food) items in the sugar tax or should the proposed tax focus only on drinks?
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Q7 - Please submit evidence (if any) that the proposed tax could have potentially adverse impacts on lower income persons.
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Q8 - Is a 75% duty rate adequate for the first stage of the proposed sugar tax implementation?
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Q9 - If 75% is not considered adequate, should 150% duty rate on these items be considered?
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Q10 - Assuming that the importer will pass on the additional cost to the customer, will the increases in cost change the public’s behaviour?
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Q11 – Should products which are given away free of charge, still be liable to the proposed tax? If not, please provide examples of where relief may be appropriate and why.
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Q12 – Are there any issues with the proposed reporting (i.e. Customs declaration at importation) requirements that you think we should know about?
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Q13 – Do you have any other concerns or suggestions around compliance risks?
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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