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
. 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.
Individual / self
If representing a business or organization, which one? How many people does your business or organization comprise of?
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?
Q2 - Are there additional items that should be a target of the proposed sugar tax?
Q3 – Do you agree that 100% fruit juice should not be subject to the proposed tax?
Q4 – What are your views on the treatment of dilutables (ie cordials), powders and liquid syrups for the proposed tax.
Q5 – Do you agree with the exclusion of milk-based items? If not, which items should be included?
Q6 – Should the Government include candy and confectionery (food) items in the sugar tax or should the proposed tax focus only on drinks?
Q7 - Please submit evidence (if any) that the proposed tax could have potentially adverse impacts on lower income persons.
Q8 - Is a 75% duty rate adequate for the first stage of the proposed sugar tax implementation?
Q9 - If 75% is not considered adequate, should 150% duty rate on these items be considered?
Q10 - Assuming that the importer will pass on the additional cost to the customer, will the increases in cost change the public’s behaviour?
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.
Q12 – Are there any issues with the proposed reporting (i.e. Customs declaration at importation) requirements that you think we should know about?
Q13 – Do you have any other concerns or suggestions around compliance risks?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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