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Should sanitation be taxed?

This Learning Note reviews how taxes and tariffs are applied in Ethiopia and how they are (or might in the future) influence the market for key sanitation and safe water products. It examines the different taxes on sanitation products and services, and existing fiscal policies. The note then focuses on taxes for concrete slabs, the SATO pan and AIM plastic slab, and menstrual hygiene products (sanitary pads). By keeping sanitation products and services remain affordable through favorable tax policies for consumers and manufacturers, the note concludes, is important for public health and well-being.

TitleShould sanitation be taxed?
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2019
Authorskebede, A.
Secondary TitleUSAID Transform WASH learning note
Pagination18 p. : 3 boxes, 2 fig., 3 tab.
Date Published10/2019
PublisherUSAID Transform WASH and IRC WASH
Place PublishedAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsAIM plastic slabs, concrete slabs, sanitary pads, SATO pans
Abstract

This Learning Note reviews how taxes and tariffs are applied in Ethiopia and how they are (or might in the future) influence the market for key sanitation and safe water products. It examines the different taxes on sanitation products and services, and existing fiscal policies. The note then focuses on taxes for concrete slabs, the SATO pan and AIM plastic slab, and menstrual hygiene products (sanitary pads). By keeping sanitation products and services remain affordable through favorable tax policies for consumers and manufacturers, the note concludes, is important for public health and well-being.

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Citation Key86796