In 2014, provincial authorities expect to receive 1,519 million euros from the surcharge on road tax, an increase by 68 million euros relative to 2013 when proceeds from road tax surcharge declined marginally due to the introduction of fuel-efficient cars which were exempt from road tax. As the tax exemption scheme for fuel-efficient cars will be cancelled in 2014, the estimated proceeds from the road tax surcharge will increase.
Estimated proceeds provincial road tax surcharge
Surcharge rate down in Limburg
Limburg is the only province to reduce the road tax surcharge rate. As a result, the estimated proceeds will be reduced by 0.5 percent. In other provinces the proceeds will increase. The road tax rate will be raised in five provinces. In six provinces, the rates will not be changed, but proceeds will rise because the total number of cars is growing. This is mainly due to the fact that, as from 1 January 2014, the road tax exemption scheme for fuel-efficient cars will be cancelled. Only electric cars will - for the time being - be exempt.
Proceeds road tax surcharge by province