How the transport tax rate on expensive cars will change

One of the proposals of the Ministry of Finance is to introduce an increased transport tax on the territory of the country from the beginning of 2013 for powerful premium cars. And it has to be established so that local governments could not reduce it independently. According to the idea of experts of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation it is supposed to tax car owners with the engine capacity of more than 410 horsepower at the rate of 300 rubles per “horse”. That is, the minimum tax will be 123 000 rubles. At the same time, local municipal authorities can increase this rate at their own discretion.

The only restriction on application of this tax concerns the year of release of the car Thus, only that car which was produced after 2000 is subject to taxation.

In addition, there is a bonus for sports cars that are used for a direct purpose, i.e. only participate in motor competitions. The new tax will not be applied to them.

Increasing the transport tax – a measure forced. After all, all repair of roads is carried out at the expense of the funds collected from motorists. And, as you know, money in Russia is always short, so it is necessary to look for additional sources of replenishment of the treasury. Wealthy people who can afford an expensive car are well suited for this purpose. The powerful car, according to experts, has a worse effect on the condition of the roadway. After all it is heavier, which means that and money for restoration of spoiled asphalt needs to be taken from it more.

Experts have even identified a number of car brands, owners of which already need to prepare additional means to pay transport tax. These include Maybach, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Chevrolet Corvette, six-litre Mercedes and seventh-series BMW.

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