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A tax imposed on the performance of an act, the engaging in an occupation, or the enjoyment of a privilege. A tax on the manufacture, sale, or use of goods or on the carrying on of an occupation or activity, or a tax on the transfer of property. In current usage the term has been extended to include various license fees and practically every internal revenue tax except the Income Tax (e.g., federal alcohol and tobacco excise taxes).

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n. a tax upon manufacture, sale, or for a business license or charter, as distinguished from a tax on real property, income or estates. Sometimes it is redundantly called an excise tax. (See: tax)

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originally taxes charged on the retail sale within the UK of commodities such as beer, wines and spirits. Nowadays, however, licences (e.g. permitting the use of a gun or dealing in game) are classified as excise. One of the most commonly prosecuted excise offences is contravention of the legislation which requires motorists to display a vehicle excise licence, known colloquially as a tax disc.
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Senator Bam Aquino expressed hope on Wednesday that with President Rodrigo Duterte's inclination to suspend excise taxes on oil products, the government will unite to support the move.
Therefore, public charities and social welfare organizations should do everything possible to avoid triggering the excise taxes. The most consequential planning opportunity appears to be taking the steps necessary to qualify for the presumption of reasonableness when establishing compensation and determining FMV in transactions with anyone who may be considered a "disqualified person." Some suggested steps include the adoption of a written accountable plan for expense reimbursement, the review of existing conflict of interest policies and the drafting of compensation decision-making procedures.
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The Service has begun a three-year program to increase audit coverage of excise taxes. In 1997, the emphasis will be on motor fuel excise taxes.
The Department of Finance is supporting further increases in alcohol and cigarette excise taxes to lessen consumption of these 'sin' products even as these have become inflationary.
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