Environmental taxes and fees, revenues by taxpayer; national accounts

Environmental taxes and fees, revenues by taxpayer; national accounts

Taxpayers Periods Environmental tax revenues Mobility tax Tax on passenger cars and motorcycles (mln euro)
O-Q Government and care 2021* 42
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table presents an overview of the revenues of the environmental taxes and fees. The government charges several taxes and fees to support and finance environmental policy.
The revenues of environmental taxes and fees can be attributed by taxpayer, distinguishing private households, industries and non-residents.
The above mentioned revenues of environmental taxes and fees are presented in the following variables:
-value in current prices, million euros.

Data available from: 1995

Status of the figures:
Figures for 2020 and 2021 are provisional. The revenues of environmental taxes and fees data are consistent in time and in compliance with the Dutch national accounts.

Changes as of 21 November 2022:
Data for 2021 have been added. Proceeds from the emission permits under the EU-ETS are shown in a separate column. They are no longer added to the energy tax on electricity and gas use.

When will new figures be published?
New figures are published annually around October.

Description topics

Environmental tax revenues
Revenues of taxes that aim to reduce environmentally damaging activities through a price increase. The revenues of these taxes flow into the general budget and are not dedicated to financing environmental measures. Examples of environmental taxes are excise duties on petrol, motor vehicle tax, energy tax and tax on passenger cars and motorcycles.
Mobility tax
Tax levied on mobility and transport could also be considered environmental taxes. Examples are taxes on petrol and other mineral oils, motor vehicle tax and the tax on passenger cars and motorcycles. These taxes do not come under the environmentally based taxes.
Tax on passenger cars and motorcycles
One off tax charged to the first person who registers a vehicle (passenger car, delivery van, motorcycle) at the RDW (Road Traffic Agency).