Monday, 9 February 2015 - 11:45
Stop raising car tax: Auto association
The ANWB does not agree with the fact that car tax is increased annually and wants to abolish the surcharges for cars and motorcycles, RTL reports. Together the 12 Dutch provinces currently collect about 1.5 billion euros in taxes from drivers per year. This must come to an end, according to the ANWB. "Provinces collect a total of 1.5 billion euros in car tax, which is about 20 percent of their total income. This is done through the surcharge on motor vehicle tax. It was increased again this past year, from which 105 million more cash came in. The car and motorcycle owners are really the proverbial cash cow", Markus van Tol of the ANWB said, RTL reports. According to the ANWB, a large part of the tax money that the provinces collect is used for things other than for roads or facilities for traffic. "An important spending target could be increasing the traffic safety of rural roads. In this way the money that motorists bring in can benefit traffic and transportation."