EC likely to reject Hungary fuel excise tax request
The European Commission has said it does not support the lowering of excise tax content of vehicle fuel to cushion the effect of record prices, Tax and Customs Commissioner László Kovács said.
EU finance ministers decided at a meeting in 2005 that vehicle fuel excise taxes should not be lowered to lessen the effect of higher vehicle fuel prices.
Kovacs said the Commission agreed on Wednesday to allow member states to levy “Robin Hood” taxes on oil companies and use the proceeds to help low-income families or support renewable energy projects. (MTI – Econews)
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