Indonesia to Raise Tobacco Excise in 2022

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    Indonesia will raise the excise tax rate for tobacco products by an average of 12 percent in 2022, reports The Jakarta Post.

    The increase will be greater for machine-made cigarettes than hand-rolled cigarettes, which will see a maximum 4.5 percent hike.

     Mulyani Indrawati said the decision took into account the government’s target to reduce smoking among youth, the tax measure’s impact on jobs in the tobacco industry and the effect on state revenues.