Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 13:51
Diesel, gas taxes raise extra €102 million
The increased excise on LPG and diesel raised an extra 102 million euros for the treasury last year, Secretary of State Eric Wiebes (Finance) reported to the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) on Wednesday, De Telegraaf reports. According to Wiebes' overview, more than 3.8 billion euros came in from excise duty on diesel and LPG last year. Slightly more than 4 billion came in on the excise duty on petrol, a decrease of 19 million euro compared to 2013. The 102 million extra proceeds in excise duties on diesel in LPG is lower than the 150 million that Wiebes predicted. The total fuel sales in the Netherlands decreased last year. According to Wiebes, this is partly because are becoming more efficient. Last month Wiebes announced that he would have a discussion with Belgium and Luxembourg to make the excise duties on fuel about the same. This is to stop motorists and transport companies from crossing the border to refuel.