Bulgaria Road Tax Vignette Cost to Remain The Same in 2010

Finance | October 27, 2009, Tuesday // 18:31|  views

The cost of the vignette will remain unchanged for 2010, at BGN 67 for the annual road tax on a car. File photo

The price of the vignette (road tax) will not increase in 2010, the Bulgarian Ministers of Finance and Regional Development have decided Tuesday, according to Darik Radio.

The current cost of an annual vignette for a car is BGN 67, a price unchanged since 2007. An eventual rise in the cost of vignettes was discussed as a way to cover deficits in the budgets of the Regional Ministry and the Roads Agency, by providing funding for road maintenance and construction.

Next year, however, the ecological tax on trucks that are older than Standard Euro 3 – heavy-duty truck and bus engines built before 2000 – will go up by 30%. It is likely that lower ecological taxes will apply to all other vehicle categories. These changes are being made not so much as a result of European Union requirements, but because of the State budget.

It is expected that further, official information on the decision of the two Ministers emerge Wednesday, when the final parameters of the 2010 State Budget become clear.

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Tags: vignette, road tax, Simeon Dyankov, Rosen Plevnediev, state budget


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