The Parliament of the European Union proposed to amend the taxation of energies. This would have had serious consequences also for alternative propulsion systems such as LPG and natural gas – prices would have increased due to the tax increase. However, this is now off the table.
For the time being, everything remains the same for the period after 2018.
Drivers of an LPG vehicle will be able to enjoy the same as before minimized tax rate of 9.8 cents per liter. From 2018, this will then increase to 22.3 cents per liter of LPG. This tax component, which is already anchored in the text of the law, will therefore remain in place after 2018 only about one third of the known tax rate for SUPER gasoline would have been. So everything remains the same – our customers can continue to use smile when refueling.
The chances until 2025 are more than good.
The current signals from Brussels are clear: the chances for tax concession until 2025 is really a good thing. This means for your LPG conversion: More planning security. The plans of the expert commission include further measures in the EU fuel strategy.
EU CO2 target of 10% of vehicles running on LPG.
In the European Union, there are so-called CO2 targets, which can be achieved with Reduction of emissions deal. This Reduction of pollutant emissions can only be achieved if the amount of LPG vehicles increases to 10 percent by 2020. There is a consensus in Brussels that such a ambitious target Corresponding preparations are needed. Both some representatives in Brussels and the German Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association are pushing for the tax benefit until 2025 is extended. For you this means that the LPG conversion will still be worthwhile in ten years time. You can benefit from the advantages of LPG for many years to come – and not only in terms of cost savings.
Current information from 27.11.2013
In the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, the party leaders of the CDU/CSU and SPD agreed on the most important cornerstones of their time in government after tough negotiations and subsequently presented the coalition agreement. The following is the excerpt from it:
We support the technology-open development of new drives and fuels, respectively. energy sources and thus provide incentives for the market establishment of innovative solutions. We continue to develop the mobility and fuel strategy. The production and use of biofuels must be aligned with the principles of sustainability. To this end, we want to develop a biofuel strategy based on realistic volume potentials. We will also promote research into new fuels and the introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the shipping industry. We want to extend the energy tax reduction for climate-friendly LPG and natural gas, which will expire at the end of 2018.
Current information from 10.04.2015
Dear Mr. Hager,
The question of extending tax support for liquefied petroleum gas (and natural gas) is currently the subject of intense political debate. The German Ministry of Finance has commissioned an expert opinion on the medium-term consequences for tax revenues and possible counter-financing measures, the results of which are expected to be available by the end of the year. In the Bundestag, an initiative of members of the coalition factions has turned to the Federal Minister of Finance and called for a speedy decision.
The Federal Ministry of Finance expects an interim report at the end of May. We go z.Z. assume that after that the discussion will lead to a decision. The German Federal Ministry of Economics has spoken out in favor of extending tax aid. But I cannot anticipate a final parliamentary decision here and now and ask for your understanding that probably only in the course of June more can be said.
Current information from 10.04.2015
Dear Mr. Hager,
the question of the prolongation of the tax aid for LPG (and natural gas) is currently the subject of intense political discussion. The Federal Ministry of Finance has commissioned an expert opinion on the medium-term consequences for tax revenues and on possible counter-financing measures, the results of which are expected to be available by the end of the year. In the Bundestag, an initiative of members of the coalition parliamentary groups has turned to the Federal Minister of Finance and called for a speedy decision.
The Federal Ministry of Finance expects an interim report at the end of May. We go to.Z. Assumes that thereafter the discussion will lead to a decision in. The Federal Ministry of Economics has spoken out in favor of an extension of tax subsidies. But I cannot anticipate a final parliamentary decision here and now and ask for your understanding that probably only in the course of June more can be said.
Dear Mr. Hager,
there are no changes yet. When the decisions are made, this will be made public immediately.
With kind regards
Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy
The Federal Minister of Finance probably does not intend to extend the subsidy for LPG. the prolongation of the tax advantage is included in the coalition agreement, but as a measure which must be counter-financed. Since this counter-financing – we are talking about approx. 1 billion euros – cannot be set up, the German government plans to phase out the subsidy in 2018. Furthermore it is argued, That the infrastructure for LPG is already very good, but the network of natural gas filling stations needs further support measures. Here’s how CNG is expected to continue to be subsidized.The fact that retrofitting to CNG is virtually impossible does not matter here. Most car manufacturers have turned to CNG as a fuel alternative. Sales of CNG vehicles have been very sluggish. The extension of the subsidy for this drive alternative thus represents a pure promotion of new vehicle sales of CNG vehicles. A final decision by the Federal Ministry of Finance is still pending. A decision is expected in February 2017.
LPG autogas will remain tax-privileged beyond 2018. This is the good news, to which more than 550.000 motorists have been waiting. This week, the Finance Committee in the Bundestag made a number of important changes to the draft of a second law submitted by the German government to amend the Energy Tax Act and the Electricity Tax Act (18/11493, 18/11927), which had envisaged the end of this tax incentive for LPG autogas at the end of 2018. The amendments proposed by the CDU/CSU and SPD parliamentary groups provide for an extension of the tax concession/subsidy for LPG until the end of 2022. That is first of all the positive news with the corresponding signal effect.