2. Retaining existing systems, but introducing refunds to avoid double taxation when cars transfer to a different EU member country.
3. Gradually phasing out registration tax, with a refund system to apply in the meantime, before a new tax linked to CO2 emissions is introduced.
4. A hybrid system of CO2 taxes, alongside a lower registration tax, reduced to levels not exceeding 10 percent of pre-tax prices. Fleet News added that the European Commission said it wanted reform, because of the complex legal problems created by contrasting registration tax rules, which its research has identified as 'the biggest problem' in the (pre-expansion) 15 member states regarding transferring cars across borders. The commission would prefer these are 'replaced by annual road taxes and fuel taxes related to the use of a car rather than its acquisition'.
Originally posted on Fleet Financials