Rate of the Specific Tax on Alcoholic Beverages

The rate of the specific tax on alcoholic beverages varies according to the type of alcoholic beverage sold. Effective August 1, 2014, the specific tax on alcoholic beverages applies at the same rate to alcoholic beverages of the same type with regard to where those beverages are consumed.

The specific tax on alcoholic beverages applies to beer at the rate of $0.6300 per litre sold and to alcoholic beverages other than beer at the rate of $1.4000 per litre sold.

The specific tax applies at a reduced rate to beer and other alcoholic beverages produced in Québec by certain producers. For more information on the reduced rates, click Reduced Rates of the Specific Tax on Alcoholic Beverages.

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