Europe wants to regulate road tax based on emissions
For the regular Sales Tax, the Ecofin (the council of European Finances Ministers) is deciding this week how the tax system should be changed so as there are no significant differences among the 27 members.
Back in 2005, the European Council decided to change a road tax scheme so it considers vehicle emissions (the UK, for instance, does this already). The debate now is open: some countries prefer the EU not to impose a transnational tax system based on emissions. Others, such as Portugal, are asking for a flexible scheme which would force members to base the road tax on emissions, but leaving it up to each country to decide how exactly to define the percentages, categories and exemptions.
[Source: Europa Press via Econoticias]
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