The government plans to raise the excise tax on gasoline, the media are writing

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The government decided to raise excise taxes on fuel. The increase will take place in two stages, at 50 cents per litre from 1 January and 1 July, the newspaper «Vedomosti».

As said the publication of some Federal officials, the decision was made at budget meetings in the Cabinet. Despite the fact that it is preliminary, it is unlikely to change, said one of interlocutors of the newspaper.

The initiative, according to the newspaper, owned by the Ministry of transport, which need funds for construction of trails «coastal ring» in the Kaliningrad region. Another contender for the money – trail «Tavrida» in the Crimea. The remaining funds can go a portly regional funds.

The expected increase in excise duties is significantly higher than required by law. The Tax code stipulates the adjustment for inflation of four percent, or about 30 cents per liter of gasoline and 23 cents per liter of diesel fuel.

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