TheRiigikogu passed with78 votes in favour the Act on Amendments to the Alcohol, Tobacco, Fuel and Electricity Excise Duty Act and Associated Acts (294 SE), initiated by the Government. The Act transposes the provisions of directives to amend the exemption limits of excise goods which a traveller is allowed to import; excise duty is levied on oil shale used for the production of heat as of 2011; tax collection is enhanced by setting additional requirements for excise duty payer, e.g. the obligation to submit the descriptions of the measurings carried out upon storage and procedure rules to the tax authority; the right to impose penalty payment in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of the excise duty Act is granted to the tax authority; denaturing of alcohol with denaturing agents used in any EU Member State is allowed; the administrative burden of undertakings is reduced. The Act enters into force on 1 January 2009, clauses 1 50) and 51) enter into force on 1 July 2009 and clauses 1 70), 71), 91) and 92) enter into force on 1 December 2008. Nobody voted against the Act and nobody abstained.
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