Too much tax… kills the tax
According to the parliamentary intergroup “electronic cigarette”, sales of e-liquids should have brought back €85 million to the country in 2015 but only €5 million have been collected by the Department of Finance. According to Sebastian Barbanti, member of the parliamentary intergroup, rising prices by more than 150% drove consumers to the foreign market. According to their calculations, 2016 tax income for e-liquids will approximate that of 2015 and result in a shortfall up to €200 million for both years.
DIY in the radar of government?
Another member of the parliamentary intergroup “electronic cigarette”, Ignazio Abrignani, pointed out that “the dangerous behavior of some vapers who buy ingredients separately and inhale the mix they do on their own“, which is the definition of DIY. According to Abrignani, it is essential for the legislation to be developed on this point to better protect the stakeholders from vaping business.