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14th April 2023
20th March 2023
16th March 2023
Bulgaria: Finance minister Rositsa Velkova has announced that the 2023 Budget will include an increase in tax on e-cigarettes. The changes will be published tomorrow, 17th March, and a draft budget will be presented for public discussion on 3rd April before being submitted to the National Assembly.
28th February 2023
Bulgaria: From tomorrow, 1st March, nicotine-containing e-cigarettes will be taxed at BGN0.18 (€0.09) per ml. The rate will rise to BGN0.25 (€0.13) in 2024 and BGN0.35 (€0.18) in 2025.
20th January 2023
29th November 2022
Bulgaria: A bill to amend the Law on Excise and Tax Warehouses was approved at its first reading in the National Assembly. It would introduce excise duty and tax stamps for nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, include them under the category of tobacco products for tax purposes, and require manufacturers and importers of nicotine vapour products to obtain permits to trade in tobacco products and a tax warehouse licence. If the bill is passed, the excise tax will come into force on 1st March 2023 at BGN0.18 (€0.092) per ml in 2023, rising to BGN 0.25 (€0.13) in 2024 and BGN0.35 (€0.18) in 2025. Tax stamps would be mandatory from 31st December 2023.
3rd October 2022
27th June 2022
Bulgaria: A budget bill which would have introduced excise tax on e-liquids will not be voted on after the government was dissolved following a no-confidence vote.
17th June 2022
7th June 2022
4th April 2022
Bulgaria: The Council of Ministers has agreed to introduce an excise duty for vaping products in order to cut usage, media reports. The exact figures have not yet been released, but the new tax is planned to come into force in July.
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