The Dutch government collected a total of 23.9 billion euros in environmental taxes and charges over 2014. Most of that money is related to the possession and use of cars and motorcycles.
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.
The majority of Dutch plug-in hybrid lease drivers (PHEV) usually drive on gasoline. 80 percent of all their kilometers are powered by "dirty" fuel instead of electricity, while they still take full advantage of the low additional tax.
State Secretary of Finance Eric Wiebes has set out his third plan for the additional tax for cars in a letter to the Second Chamber.
State Secretary of Finance Eric Wiebes (VVD) and the coalition parties PvdA and VVD have reached an agreement on an adjusted plan for car tax and lease cars.
Secretary of State Eric Wiebes' plan to make lease drivers pay more tax, is on its way to the trash.