Definition: Taxes on products

European System of Accounts (ESA)

Taxes that are payable per unit of some good or service produced or transacted. The tax may be a specific amount of money per unit of quantity of a good or service, or it may be calculated  as a specified percentage of the price per unit or value of the goods and services produced or transacted. Taxes assessed on a product, irrespective of which institutional unit pays the tax, are to be included in taxes on products, unless specifically included in another heading (ESA 2010, ESA 1995).
Eurostat, "European System of National and Regional Accounts - ESA 2010", Luxembourg, 2013

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