Gasoline, Federconsumatori: excise duties must be abolished, household savings would be 874 euros per year

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Gasoline, Federconsumatori: excise duties must be abolished, household savings would be 874 euros per year

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News picture (Teleborsa) – The race of Fuel priceswho today exceed the quota 2.00 euros per liter (in detail 2.12 for petrol and 2.17 for diesel). “An unsustainable cost for motorists and for all citizens, who pay such increases in terms of generalized increases in the prices of goods and services,” reads a note from Federconsumatori. NFB- Federconsumatori National Observatory updated estimates of the burdens families will face in 2022, calculating that the overall increases will amount to + €2,354.98. Of these, 478 are attributable to fuels alone, given the increases already recorded from January to today.

“It is an alarming situation, that the Government is called upon to deal emergency providing for the total abolition of excise duties and a form of additional relief, for example in the form of a tax credit, for the months of March and April, for road transport companies – continues the note -. We must not forget, in fact, that more than 86% of the goods in our country are transported by road, which is why it is essential to intervene to avoid the blockage of the supply of goods in the points of sale. , which would lead to difficulties in finding the goods. Productsrush to grasp and possible phenomena speculative. the excise dutywhich have weighed on fuel for some time, are aggravated by VAT: an absurd and inexplicable mechanism that we have been denouncing for some time and which, today, appears even more unacceptable”.

“That is why, alongside a necessary reform and a comprehensive review of excise duties and charges which increase the cost of invoices and fuels, it is necessary to initiate at this stage extraordinary measures, acting immediately by decree . He pretends Michele CarrusPresident of Federconsumatori.

By removing excise duties (which amount to approximately 0.72 euros per liter for petrol and 0.62 for diesel), petrol would now cost 1.39 euros per liter and diesel 1.55 euros per liter, with savings, in annual terms, of around 874 euros, according to the Association’s calculations. A savings moreover, equal to 228 euros per year, would be applied to feed the VAT reduced to 10% and not, as is the case today, to 22%. “Furthermore, we urge you to carry out more checks and to severely sanction those who try to take advantage of this situation, by unduly increasing the already high prices or exploiting cheaper costs to sell counterfeit fuel”, concludes Federconsumatori.

(Teleborsa) 10-03-2022 15:41

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