Excise Duty under Excise Ordinance
Alcohol volume based Excise Duty depending on the type of liquor will be introduced as follows:
i. Hard liquor – Rs. 3,300/- per litre of alcohol
ii. Beer – Rs.2,400 per litre of alcohol
iii. Wine – Rs.2,400 per litre of alcohol
2) Non-potable alcohol
Excise duty will be imposed on import of non-potable alcohol at Rs.15/- per Kg.
3) Raw material used for manufacturing of ethanol
Excise Duty will be imposed on raw materials used for manufacturing of ethanol to be as follows :
Type of raw material Proposed Duty (Rs.)
Toddy Rs.05/- per litre
Molasses/Maize/Rice/Fruits Rs.10/- per Kg
4) Liquor Licenses
Rate structure of Liquor license fee will be simplified w.e.f. 01/01/2018
5) Issuance of new liquor license will be simplified to promote tourism.
6) Changes to Excise Duty will be published by Gazette.