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Transport tax on eco-friendly cars can be reduced in Russia
The Ministry of Industry and Trade is considering options to reduce the fiscal burden on car owners with reduced CO emissions2... In particular, for vehicles running on NGV fuel.
As they say "News", in Russia they can abolish or reduce the transport tax for those motorists who are as environmentally friendly as possible. First of all, we are talking about NGV transport. The Ministry of Industry and Trade is also considering options with compensation for part of the costs or with the payment of subsidies to those who buy a car with an engine capacity of less than one liter. Thus, the department hopes to improve the environmental situation in the country.
For those Far Easterners who care about the environment, such a development of events can become especially attractive, because three regions of the Far Eastern Federal District at once were in the TOP-10 Russian territories with the highest transport tax. The Kamchatka Territory topped the list, where it was 1979 rubles per inhabitant. Moscow is on the second line with a result of 1710 rubles, and on the third - St. Petersburg with 1625 rubles. Next in the top ten are Moscow Region (1601), Sakhalin Region (1229), Leningrad Region (1204), Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District (1094), Novgorod Region (1031), Nizhny Novgorod Region (1009) and Khabarovsk Territory (989), although from January 1, 2021 here reduced for some categories of car owners the rate.
Various tax breaks for owners of NGVs are already in force in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, and in addition - in Tatarstan, in the Vladimir, Kaluga, Kostroma, Kaliningrad, Kirov, Kemerovo, Kurgan, Samara, Sakhalin, Smolensk and Chelyabinsk regions, as well as in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Adygeya, Transbaikalia, Chuvashia and Bashkortostan. There is not a single Far Eastern region on this list.
A comprehensive program for equipping the necessary filling infrastructure should also spur interest in the transition to environmentally friendly cars. In 2021, the budget provides for federal subsidies in the amount of 3,77 billion rubles for the construction of 134 methane filling stations, as well as 700 million rubles for the re-equipment of cars.
The exact list of stimulation measures is still unknown, but the Ministry of Finance warns against hasty decisions. The transport tax significantly affects the income base of regional budgets. And if they do not count the receipts, you will need compensation from the federal treasury.