ITIC Advisor Speaks on Alcohol Tax Stamps

liz-allen-taxstampforum-1febITIC Program Advisor Liz Allen gave a presentation at this week’s Tax Stamp Forum in Berlin about the development of modern revenue control on alcoholic beverages.

Her presentation was based on joint research conducted by ITIC and Oxford Economics into the effectiveness of different types of tax stamps used in a number of different countries. The conclusion drawn was that modern tax stamps can be helpful in tackling illicit trade, especially if they are but one component of a comprehensive national strategy to address both the supply and demand aspects of the illegal trade. The research across several countries was well received by revenue and customs officials participating in the conference.