The double tax on gasoline: this is how much it costs
Not only light And gas. the increases soaring energy prices are also affecting diesel fuel used for trucking. In one year, the price of a liter of fuel has jumped from 1.35 to 1.65 euros +22.3%. And a full tank, for a heavyweight of more than 11 tons, is almost 150 euros. This was pointed out by the CGIA study office in Mestre, which also measured the effects of the increase on companies.
The calculations are quickly made: each year a truck travels an average of one hundred thousand kilometres. By estimating consumption per kilometer at 3.5 litres, it follows that for the past year, transporters have had to deal with a to augment expenses of €8,600 for each vehicle. An impressive figure, if we keep in mind that there are more than 98,000 companies involved in road transport in Italy. To be won is the Treasury, which this year received a higher income of 1 billion euros. What is truly striking, the CGIA analysis points out, is the mechanism that guarantees the state revenue of this magnitude:Faced with the rise in crude oil prices recorded from the beginning of 2021, for the State, which applies a 22% VAT on the taxable base of fuels, revenues have increased. If we take into account that this tax base also contains excise duties, this is a typical example of double taxation“.
In short, a realtax on tax“on a fundamental sector for the movement of goods within national borders. About 70% of goods travel by road and 89% of road freight traffic is national transport, to be precise. The routes most affected by this surge in diesel prices are Genoa-Bari (+156 euros), Reggio Calabria-Rome (120 euros), Bologna-Naples and Milan-Rome (+100 euros) and Venice -Turin (69 euros ). The CGIA is therefore asking the government to use the 1 billion “treasury” to help the sector by increasing the tax credit on fuels. excise duty assign in a “Impressive“: 41% on unleaded petrol, 37.5% on diesel and 18% on LPG.