COVID-19: Austrian Tobacco Tax Act
The economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak mean that it is now undesirable to place additional burdens on consumers and businesses by increasing the tobacco tax. The changes in tobacco tax rates for cigarettes, fine-cut tobacco, and heated tobacco products, were set out in the Austrian Tax Reform Act 2020, BGBI. I Nr. 103/2019, and were due to enter into force on 1 April 2020. The tax increase will now be postponed until 1 October 2020.