Wine producers ‘misusing’ Wine Equalisation Tax, prompting hopes for overhaul

Wine producers ‘misusing’ Wine Equalisation Tax, prompting hopes for overhaul

THE Federal Government has revealed some wine producers have been misusing the Wine Equalisation Tax rebate system, in the strongest signal yet the tax will be overhauled. The Winemakers Federation has been pushing for a tightening of WET rebates to help boost the promotion of Australia wine in key markets, including China and North America. Assistant Infrastructure and Development Minister Jamie Briggs said the Government was concerned about the way the WET is operating.

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