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Wealth taxes in Europe include a Norway wealth tax, Spain wealth tax, Switzerland wealth tax, Belgium wealth tax, Italy wealth tax, and Netherlands wealth tax

Wealth Taxes in Europe, 2019

Only three European countries levy a net wealth tax, namely Norway, Spain, and Switzerland. Belgium, Italy, and the Netherlands levy wealth taxes on selected assets, but not on an individual’s net wealth per se.

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European tobacco tax, Tobacco taxes in Europe, Cigarette taxes in Europe, European cigarette taxes, Cigarette taxes in the EU, tobacco tax, cigarette taxes EU, European cigarette tax, EU cigarette taxes

Cigarette Taxes in Europe

Today, Ireland and the United Kingdom levy the highest excise duties on cigarettes in the European Union (EU), at €7.57 (US $8.93) and €6.57 ($7.75) per 20-cigarette pack, respectively. This compares to an EU average of €3.09 ($3.64). In contrast, Bulgaria (€1.76 or $2.07) and Hungary (€1.96 or $2.31) levy the lowest excise duties.

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