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 Waste tax (mln euro) Environmental fees revenues Waste collection fee (mln euro)
16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2020* 1 9
17 Manufacture of paper 2020* 1 3
E Water supply and waste management 2020* 63 6
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 5 April 2022:
The underlying codings used in this table have been adjusted.
These are now in line with the standard codes established by Statistics Netherlands.
The structure and data of the table is not modified.

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).
Waste tax
Waste tax is charged for waste dumped in landfills. Its objective is to stimulate the most environmentally friendly way of waste processing. Waste tax is one of the product-related taxes that come under the environmentally based taxes.
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.
Waste collection fee
The waste collection fee reimburses municipalities for the costs of regularly collecting and processing domestic waste. It has to be paid by the users of a property.
Entrepreneurs pay for the collection of industrial waste. The revenues of both types of waste collection cover the costs of collecting and processing domestic and industrial waste.