Indonesia to raise cigarette tax by 6 to 7% in 2009..

November 11, 2008 - Indonesia government is planning to raise cigarette tax by 6 to 7 percent next year in an effort to increase state revenue and reduce cigarette consumption, Director General for Customs and Excise Affairs Anwar Suprijadi said.

"The increase in cigarette tax will not be high. It will be adjusted to the assumed inflation rate in the 2009 state budget," ANTARA news agency quoted the Director General as saying.

The Director General said the government would soon disseminate information on its plan to raise the tax duty on cigarettes in 2009.

Reference: Indonesian Govt Planning To Raise Cigarette Tax,, 11/7/2008

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