Sokolov: replacement vehicle tax on environmental fee is discussed only by experts

BIG STONE /Primorsky Krai/. September 8. /TASS/. The idea of replacement of transport tax with environmental tax for motorists is currently being discussed only at the expert level. The journalists said the head of Ministry of transport Maxim Sokolov.

“At the expert level, they [the proposals] are discussed, the position of the Ministry of transport has not yet been formed and it is not offered respectively to the government and the relevant agencies or entities to address this issue. Still, it is a question not only transport, but also of tax policy. Because motor vehicle tax is credited to the budgets of constituent entities and is a source of formation of regional budgets”, – said the Minister.

Earlier, Deputy Minister of Finance of Russia Ilya Trunin said that the Finance Ministry has no plans in the future to offer to rescind the tax.

With the idea to rescind the tax, raising the excise tax on gasoline was made by the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. In her opinion, the increase in excise duties on fuel is fairer than the vehicle tax.