European Fee publishes ceaselessly requested questions on proposed adjustments to the Power Taxation Directive

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Daily tax report: International

July 19, 2021, 5:00 a.m.

On July 14th, the European Commission published FAQs on the proposed revisions of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD) in order to achieve climate neutrality. Topics covered include: 1) a new minimum tax rate for the environmental tax on energy products; 2) a new progressive excise tax scale for fuel consumption, which ranges from 0.15 euros ($ 0.17) per gigajoule to 10.75 euros ($ 12.70) per gigajoule; 3) the expansion of the EU energy tax framework to include more energy-related processes; 4) the abolition of the excise duty exemption for fuels used in the shipping and aviation industries; and 5) the streamlining of differentiated tariffs, exceptions and discounts on …

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