The authorities in Portugal have announced changes to excise duties – an increase for diesel and a decrease for petrol. From 01 January, 2017, the applicable duties on (commodity code: 2710 19 41/9 – diesel related products) increasing from €318.41 to €338.31 for every 1,000 litres and on (commodity code: 2710 11 41/9 – petrol products) decreasing from €568.95 to €548.90, again for every 1,000 litres.
These changes to excise duties are in line with a trend to increase taxes on petrol over diesel in connection to environmental initiatives across the EU. For example, last year France introduced an increasing VAT deduction limit on petrol over the coming few years.
This new excise refund regime requires petrol/diesel stations and fleet card issuers to register into the system and they will require an electronic validation from the Portuguese authorities.
There will be a number of system and content requirements for these petrol/diesel stations and fleet card issuers must comply with in order to receive such validation. Only then will these business be eligible to receive this refund of the excise duties paid.
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