One move is enough to drop gasoline by about 30%. What prevents the Ministry of Finance.
With gasoline having broken the barrier of two euros per liter, the ball is in the court of the government which is called upon to decide whether to proceed with a bold adjustment of the tax burdens that affect the price of fuel.
Today, a liter of gasoline is subject to Excise Tax 0,70 euro (the 700 euros per 1.000 liters). Zeroing of the EFK is not foreseen, however, with a reduction of by 50% the price of gasoline would automatically fall in his area 1,65 euros per liter.
Of course, this would mean a big hole in the budget, who is waiting this year 2,137 billion. euros from the petrol EFK and 1,38 billion. from the EFC to diesel.
Therefore, if the government proceeded with a reduction 50% of EFK in the two fuel categories, the vacuum that would be created would be approximately 1,7 billion. euro. However, fans of this proposal note the multiplier benefits. Reducing the price of fuel would increase consumption, while it would help deal with strong inflationary pressures, since the price of goods is also affected by the cost of travel.
The VAT is not the only tax imposed on fuel.
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