Wheelsunplugged gives you a primer on the excise duties
on various passenger cars in India:
--The Commission proposes to amend the two Directives on which the Community system for taxing mineral oils has been based since 1992, namely: Directive 92/81/EEC on the harmonisation of the structures of excise duties
on mineral oils, and Directive 92/82/EEC on the approximation of the rates of excise duties
on mineral oils.
The statement comes a day after Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov hinted that a decrease in excise duties
for Bulgaria-made cigarettes may be on the agenda of the cabinet this year.
Commenting on the Court ruling, the European Commission pointed out that Poland had recently modified its legislation on excise duties
. That said, however, five other member states are in the Commission's sights for similar practices.
For internal political reasons, Prague refuses to accept that only beer (and other intermediate alcohol products) be affected by an increase in excise duties
and that wine be exempted from the rule.
It therefore proposes an extension of transition periods for all member states up to 1 January 2010 (if the increase in minimum excise duties
is under 20%, and up to 1 January 2011 if the increase amounts to 20% or more).
The European Commission will provide free online access to all businesses to excise registration numbers which are attributed to operators allowed to produce, store, transport and/or receive excise products under suspension of duties (this scheme applies to cases where excise duties
are finally paid to the member state where the goods are marketed).
are taxes on consumption which affect alcoholic beverages, manufactured tobacco and mineral oils.
As of January 1, Germany has allowed a total exemption from excise duties
on pure and blended biofuels, lasting until December 31, 2009.
On the adoption of this Directive, France was authorised to maintain a exemption regime in Corsica applying an excise duty rate lower than national excise duties
. This specific regime expired on December 31, 1997.
On May 3, 2002 at the request of Italy and France, and under thereat of Commission action against illegal state aid (similar action was proposed for the Netherlands), the Council declared the measures to refund excise duties
to road transport operators compatible with the Common Market.