Tax exemption of disinfectant "alternative" liquor now available at low prices at medical institutions April 29, 5:03
For alcohol with a high alcohol concentration, which is recognized as an alternative to alcoholic antiseptic solutions, the government is making adjustments so as not to impose a liquor tax if the label clearly states that it is not for beverages.
Due to the lack of alcohol disinfectant due to the spread of new coronavirus, it was approved to use alcohol with high alcohol concentration as a substitute only when it is unavoidable.
The government is making adjustments so as not to impose a liquor tax if the label clearly states that it is not for beverages, so that medical institutions and facilities for the elderly can be bought at a reasonable price.
According to the people involved, if you change the label and sell "vodka" for drinks, you will not be charged the liquor tax.
It means that no measures are taken to limit the sales destination to medical institutions.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said, "I would like to encourage people to wash their hands instead of using substitutes in ordinary households."