# You asked: How much is tax on alcohol in Ontario?

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The tax rate that applies to the retail price of the spirits is 61.5 per cent of the retail price of the spirits.

## Do they charge tax at LCBO?

The LCBO is one of the very few places where the price on the shelf is the price you pay – it includes the Harmonized Sales Tax (13%) and all the excise taxes (which depend on a number of factors).

## How much of the price of alcohol is tax?

The federal government collects approximately \$1 billion per month from excise alcohol taxes on spirits, beer, and wine. Taxes on spirits are significantly higher than beer and wine at \$13.50 per gallon, while beer is taxed at \$18 per barrel and wine is \$1.07-\$3.40 per gallon.

## How much is 8.5 litres of beer?

Up to 8.5 liters of beer or ale, including beer with more than 0.5 percent alcohol. This is equivalent to 287.4 U.S. fluid ounces or about 24 cans or bottles (355 ml or 12.004 U.S. fluid ounces each).

## How do you calculate duty on alcohol?

Duty is charged to the alcohol content.

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This is calculated by multiplying the bulk litres by the abv of the product. The excise duty is then obtained by multiplying this amount by the spirit duty rate.

## How much is HST in Ontario?

13% (HST) in Ontario.

## What is the tax on cigarettes in Ontario?

Effective 12:01 a.m. on March 29, 2018, the Ontario tax rate for cigarettes and other tobacco products (except cigars) increased from 16.475 cents to 18.475 cents per cigarette and per gram or part gram of other tobacco products. This means that the tobacco tax rate on a carton of 200 cigarettes increased by \$4.00.

## How much is a beer can deposit in Ontario?

Just a reminder, all containers > 100 mls and up to 630mls are worth 10 cents. All containers > 630 mls are worth 20 cents. The only exception is cans; all cans under 1 litre are worth 10 cents, and those 1 litre and above are worth 20 cents.

## Does alcohol have HST?

The HST is included in all LCBO product prices. …

## Is tax included in alcohol?

Markup, taxes and fees are included in the wholesale price, therefore licensees (such as liquor stores, bars and restaurants) pay for the markup, taxes and fees when they buy liquor products from AGLC. Liquor manufacturers do not pay the markup, taxes and fees.

## How is wine taxed?

Wine is presumed to be sold, and the alcoholic beverage tax due when it leaves a manufacturer’s facility or is removed from internal revenue bond. The current alcoholic beverage tax rate per gallon of wine is \$0.20. Check the Tax Rates – Alcoholic Beverage Tax for any changes in the tax rate.

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## Why is alcohol taxed so heavily?

In the late 1800s, governments also used taxation to discourage alcoholism and public drunkenness – the primary justification for high alcohol taxes today. A 2006 report for the European Commission argued that using taxes to raise the price of alcohol 10 percent would save 9,000 lives per year.

## When was alcohol first taxed?

The first internal revenue measure adopted by the U.S. Congress, in 1790, was an excise tax on domestic whiskey; a subsequent increase in that tax from 9 to 25 cents per gallon led to an armed insurrection by the farmers of western Pennsylvania during the summer of 1794, the so-called Whiskey Rebellion.