The Minister of Environment made the official announcement: we will have a new car tax this fall, this step being inevitable. The measure will be taken to remove cars older than 15 years from the roads.
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The car tax is the new bau-bau that the authorities have been waving obsessively frequently in recent months. Without a doubt, to get used to the idea. The idea is that cars older than 15 years must disappear from the roads, and the only solution imagined by the Minister of Environment, Tanczos Barna, is the introduction of a prohibitive car tax to force owners to get rid of old cars.
It’s not like Romanians don’t want to have new cars – every family simply buys what they can afford depending on their budget. Most of the time, this budget does not exceed 3,000 euros, and in this area we find exactly used cars over 10 years old. Therefore, it is not surprising that 75% of the cars bought in Romania are used cars, older than 8 years.
According to Tanczos Barna, a new measure to restrict cars older than 15 years will be taken as soon as possible, before the end of this year. It is the recommendation of the European Union, after the Government included in the PNRR the financing of the construction of highways. However, the Minister of Environment avoids talking about a tax, although this word is on everyone’s lips.
A new car tax this fall: How big will it be?
“The commission recommended that we find a solution for cars older than 15 years. It is a measure taken by the Government by the fact that we have gone further on this line with the transport infrastructure partially financed by PNRR and a commitment to reform in this field. There will certainly be a measure for cars older than 15 years in a relatively short time. It is now being discussed at government level with the line ministries, which would be the option “, Tanczos told TVR1, when asked about a possible future car tax.
Asked how much the tax could be for these cars, the minister replied that the tax was not actually discussed and will probably not be applied by the Ministry of Environment.
“We did not actually discuss the tax and we did not discuss the size of the tax and it will probably not be applied by the Ministry of Environment. From my point of view, we need a balanced measure, ie to have support for those who give up and, in parallel, to have a different approach to local taxes, for example. Let’s see what will be the solution that will be proposed in the end by the Government. Once again: it is a measure requested by the European Commission and will probably be implemented as soon as possible “, the minister explained.
Tanczos Barna has been talking for at least 6 months about the opportunity to introduce a pollution tax. In January, however, he was of the opinion that it should not be introduced this year.
Source: Promotor by www.promotor.ro.
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