Government To Cash In On New Car Purchases
Yesterday parliament, or rather the majority government, pushed through its legislative proposal that will see people charged a special tax when buying a new car. The scheme is yet another part of the so-called Consolidation package of the government, which should rake money in from just about every aspect of Slovak life, meaning most of the measures will be felt in the pockets of the people.
When buying a new car with an engine of over 80 kw, people will now have to cough up between EUR 167 and 3,000 extra to help plug the public finance deficit, with the government projecting to collect EUR 6.2 million from the registration fees this year and around EUR 29.3 million next year. Not a massive amount compared to the deficit or the amount of wastage taking place in state administration, but that is another matter.