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What is the main purpose of federal taxes on tobacco and alcohol?

Tax on foreign goods brought into the U.S. What is the main purpose of federal taxes on tobacco and alcohol products? To discourage the use of these products. Estate tax is tax on money or property of someone who has died.

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Also question is, why is the government imposing tax on cigarettes and alcohol?

Sin taxes are typically added to liquor, cigarettes, and goods that are considered morally hazardous. Because they generate enormous revenue, state governments favor sin taxes. Society accepts sin taxes because they affect only those who use sin taxed products or engage in sin taxed behaviors.

Furthermore, how much tax money does the government make yearly from alcohol sales? Alcohol Excise Taxes Excise tax revenue from alcoholic beverages amounted to $9.9 billion in 2017, 12 percent of total excise receipts.

Thereof, how much of the federal government income comes from individual income tax?

48 percent

What is alcohol tax used for?

Alcohol taxes are sometimes called a corrective or “sin tax” because, unlike a general sales tax, they are used in part to discourage use of alcohol because the choice to use it has costs both to the user and to other people (such as increased health care costs).

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