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Mineral Oil Tax: A Cash Cow for the Finance Minister

Published: October 15, 2010; 14:41 · (Vindobona)

State revenues for the mineral oil tax have risen steadily since 2000. At that time, motorists paid 2.726 billion euro; this year it will be 3.9 billion euro.

Mineral Oil Tax: A Cash Cow for the Finance Minister / Picture: © Petrol

38 billion euro generated by the mineral oil tax (Mineralölsteuer, MöSt), have entered the coffers of the Finance Minister since 2000. In the discussion about a possible increase of the MöSt, the ARBÖ automobile club asks the Minister to take the billions in MöSt revenues into account: car drivers have delivered a total of 38.15 billion euro to the Republic over this period. The…

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