Environmental taxes and fees, revenues by taxpayer; national accounts

Environmental taxes and fees, revenues by taxpayer; national accounts

Taxpayers Periods Environmental tax revenues Environmental taxes on products Tax on electricity and gas use (mln euro) Environmental fees revenues Fees on groundwater and refuse dumps (mln euro)
T Activities of households 2020* 0 0
Total private households 2020* 2,917 0
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 2019 and 2020 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 15 November 2021:
Data for 2020 have been added. Data for previous years are adjusted according to the revision policy (see: Status of the figures).

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

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.
Environmental taxes on products
The following product-related taxes are environmental taxes: tax on groundwater, tap water, waste, petrol, energy and packaging. These come under the environmentally based tax act (Wet belastingen op milieugrondslag).
Tax on electricity and gas use
Tax charged for the use of energy (gas, electricity and certain oil products). The energy tax is one of the product-related taxes that come under the environmentally based taxes. As of 2004 energy tax is the new name for regulating energy tax (REB). Since 2004 fuel tax has been largely integrated in the energy tax. As from 2011 the revenue of the emission permits is included.
Environmental fees revenues
Environmental fees
Fees to finance specific environmental measures by the government. Examples of environmental fees are sewerage charges, fees on water pollution, noise tax civil aviation, groundwater fee and fees on after-care of refuse dumps.
Fees on groundwater and refuse dumps
Fees on groundwater and after-care of refuse dumps
Groundwater fee:
Provinces charge for the extraction of groundwater. Holders of a registered pumping installation must pay this provincial tax. It is mostly paid by business (industries and drinking water companies) abstraction large quantities of groundwater. The revenues cover the costs of research, and groundwater management. It is also use to compensate for damages.
Fees on after-care of refuse dumps:
Provinces are charged with the eternal after-care of landfills where the dumping of waste ended before 1 September 1996. They can charge the operators of these refuse dumps to finance this after-care.