Government discussed in a meeting yesterday the possibility to enforce the modifications to the car tax regime through a draft law sent in Parliament for debates, and to grant tax refunds only to the car owners that paid the tax starting with January 2011, government sources told Mediafax. The principle of paying a tax at the first sale of an already registered car will be maintained, added the sources. The government will make a final decision on this matter in a future meeting. However, Environment Minister Laszlo Borbely told HotNews that the Executive reached a final conclusion regarding the car tax, and those who purchased a car and paid the tax will get a refund worth 20-30 pc of the difference between the old and new versions of the tax. Plus, all the vehicles that were purchased without paying the tax will enter under the incidence of the law and the tax will be paid by the buyer, upon the next sale of these vehicles. “We reached a final variant of the car tax, which we will also post on the site, probably at the beginning of next week,” Borbely mentioned. According to the minister, the tax has not been reduced in the case of newest cars, equipped with Euro 5 engines.