Sands: the search for the optimal vehicle tax for heavy trucks will continue

Sands: the search for the optimal vehicle tax for heavy trucks will continue


MOSCOW, February 9. The search for the optimal vehicle tax for heavy trucks will continue. About it told journalists the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the decision of the government that had not supported the bill to abolish the transport tax.

“We need to find the best option”

“The work will continue because it is all a question of economic feasibility, – said Peskov. – Need to find the most convenient option and for truck drivers, and at the same time that the budget did not suffer”.

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The representative of the Kremlin told that this topic is under the attention of the President. “The President discussed with the Minister of transport of the different options that can help lighten the load for drivers of heavy trucks. And as one of possible measures was discussed the abolition of the tax. But not in the sense that so be it, but in the sense that this topic can be elaborated”, – he stressed.

Earlier, the Russian government did not support the bill to abolish the transport tax, introduced in the state Duma deputies from the LDPR Yaroslav Nilov, Igor Lebedev and Alexander Smirnov.

“The complete abolition of vehicle tax will result in falling revenues of regional budgets in the calculation for 2016 in the amount to 146.2 billion rubles. However, the sources of compensation of a shortfall in income of road funds of subjects of Federation is not defined. Therefore, the government of the Russian Federation does not support the bill in the present edition,” – said in the conclusion, posted today on the website of the Cabinet.

Transport tax along with excise taxes on petroleum products is one of the sources of formation of road funds of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

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