Finance Ministry Tables Amendment on Lower Heating Oil Special Consumption Tax
Thursday, 25 September 2014
The Finance ministry on Tuesday tabled an amendment in Parliament that provides for the reduction of the special consumption tax on heating oil and kerosene from 330 euros per 1,000 litres to 230 euros per 1,000 litres.
According to the explanatory memorandum of the amendment, "the reduction of special consumption tax rates by 30 percent aims at heating oil and kerosene consumers' tax relief with a view to increasing the consumption of these products and address the environmental pollution due to the use of substitute products that affect the atmosphere."
The amendment is attached to the bill on the legal status of religious communities in Greece.