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Even State vehicles will have to pay carbon tax: Ministry

17 January 2019 03:35 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Finance Ministry said today that State-owned vehicles were not exempted from the carbon tax as reported in the media.

Information Director M. Ali Hassen said the Carbon Tax, which came into effect from January this year would be applicable to all vehicles and the registered owners of every motor vehicle.

“Only electric vehicles are exempted from Carbon Tax, but all other vehicles including State-owned vehicles need to pay the carbon tax,” he said.

Mr. Hassen said there was no truth in the news, reported in the media that State-owned vehicles were exempted from the carbon tax

The new tax was imposed under the Finance Act No. 35 of 2018 with the registered owner of all relevant vehicles having to pay the carbon tax every year, other than the first year of the registration at the time of renewal of the annual vehicle registration.

The tax will be charged under three categories based on the year of manufacture of less than five years, between five and ten years and more than ten years. Hybrid vehicles using petrol or diesel and based on their engine capacity with a manufacture date of less than five years would be charged 25 cents for one cubic centimetre, between five and ten years 50 cents and more than ten years one rupee.

The vehicles using petrol or diesel with a manufacture year of less than five years would be charged 50 cents and between five and ten years one rupee and more than ten years Rs.1.50 or one cubic centimetre according to the engine capacity.

The passenger transport buses with a manufacture year of less than five years will be charged Rs.1,000, between five and ten years, Rs.2,000 and more than ten years, Rs.3,000. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


  Comments - 12

  • Chari Thursday, 17 January 2019 04:39 PM

    Taxes are killing us. IMF will finally kill the Government.

    sen Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:13 PM

    tax ,tax and more tax for people, but not for politicians

    Lanka Shantha Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:37 PM

    1. What you are going to do with the collected money?2. ministry vehicle payment is a joke. This is stealing from one department from other department.3. Not only the year must be looked in, the size of the engin too should be looked in as Prado and Pajero burn more fuel.

    Shehan Tuesday, 05 February 2019 05:13 PM

    Clearly states "one cubic centimetre according to the engine capacity"

    Carbon Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:51 PM

    Take from one empty pocket and fill it once again with what has not been taken !!!??

    Yes Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:58 PM

    Thats good but the cost will be borne by the public.

    Anton Mcdonald Thursday, 17 January 2019 08:06 PM

    Mangala and Ranil in the path of distroying the UNP

    Sam Thursday, 17 January 2019 08:58 PM

    State vehicles carbon tax will be paid with our damn tax money you idiot.

    Arnold Friday, 18 January 2019 06:33 AM

    This is yet another gimmick of politicians to make more money for them to enjoy their lives.

    Ravi Friday, 18 January 2019 08:21 AM

    What a dirty moronic government. Robbing to citizens to the marrow.

    think different Friday, 18 January 2019 09:35 AM

    good and hopefully they will impose a tax for breathing soon :-) but please ask all the state employees to use the public transport system and not individual vehicles.the politicians also should use the public transport as this happens since long years back in many other European countries.this will bring more deficiency in developing the infrastructure of our country.

    Jude Friday, 18 January 2019 01:45 PM

    Hey you Dumbass, state vehicles paying carbon tax out of public MONEY!! NOT your Grandpa paying for it !??

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