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Will the price of beer, wine and spirits go up?

Confusion reigns as the way that tax on alcoholic beverages is set to change.

The question is whether the changes will be passed onto the consumer.

New ceilings on levy collection on beer, wine and spirits were announced Sunday and are due to be implemented in the coming months.

Kapook.com reported that this could mean considerable rises in the price of beverages if these changes are passed onto the consumer by wholesale companies.

They suggested the price of beer of 3.5% alcohol could almost double and for stronger beverages it could be even worse. Wine and spirit prices could also go through the roof.

But Somchai Phoonsawat of the revenue department was quoted as saying that the change to the levy collection arrangements would not be passed onto the consumer.

Kapook.com said that stories about the changes were made on the Springnews website and in the Tharn Sethakit newspaper.

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