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May 16, 2021
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UNTRR suggests Government should drop car tax

The National Union of Road Carriers in Romania (UNTRR) suggests to the Government a number of measures designed to protect the environment and raise money for the budget at the same time, such as dropping the car tax, introducing a customised annual tax, reducing the value of the road vignette and increasing the amount of the scrapping premium, according to a press release.  The association wants the German model to be implemented in Romania, with an annual tax payable by vehicle owners, which should be calculated taking into consideration local purchasing power, vehicle pollution class, engine type and engine capacity.  UNTRR proposes the current car tax be abrogated, keep the annual tax unchanged for Euro 5 engines, yet differentiated for the other categories: 10 per cent of the current rate for Euro 4 engines, 15-20 per cent – for Euro 3, 30-50 per cent for Euro 2, 100 per cent for Euro 1 and 100-200 per cent for NonEuro vehicles. The changes should be operated gradually in the next years. Road transport operators also suggest measures fostering the procurement of new vehicles by reducing the value of the vignette for Euro 6 vehicles by 50 per cent, Euro 5 – 40 per cent, Euro 4 – 30 per cent, Euro 3 – 20 per cent and Euro 2 – 10 per cent.

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