Fair and intelligent transport: working group final report

This report investigates the impacts that would result from an overhaul of passenger car taxation so that taxes would be based exclusively on car use. In practice this would mean substituting fixed taxes (the motor car tax and annual vehicle tax) with taxes based on kilometres driven. The kilometre tax would be a more flexible transport policy tool than the current tax system. It would also better serve the achievement of transport and environmental policy objectives than the existing tax regime. On the other hand the kilometre-based system would be less cost effective. The estimated impact of taxing motorists based on kilometres driven lends support to a possible move towards the introduction of a kilometre tax in Finland. Before any final decisions are taken it is crucial to ensure that the necessary technology works as intended and that it is suited to taxation purposes; that the cost estimates are accurate; and that privacy protection is maintained. The Working Group recommends a step-by-step approach through trials and experiments. The first stage should involve extensive testing of technical systems, information security and monitoring methods.


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  • Pagination: 59p

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  • Accession Number: 01528040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 5/2014
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2014 9:24AM