EU consultation on the legal framework for taxation of energy products and electricity

30/05/18

In brief

The European Commission has published a consultation with regard to reviewing the Energy Taxation Directive.

To provide their input, economic operators can fill in an on-line questionnaire by 4 June 2018.

In detail

In order to identify possible changes with respect to the rules on the taxation of energy products and electricity, the European Commission has published a public consultation regarding the review of Council Directive 2003/96/EC. Some of this European normative act’s provisions have been transposed into Romanian legislation within the Fiscal Code, Title VIII – Excise duties and other special taxes.

The consultation objective is to gather factual information, data and knowledge on, and assess perception of, the Energy Taxation Directive application to identify whether the current levels of taxation applied to motor fuels, heating fuels and electricity in accordance with the Directive are still fit for purpose, in particular to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market.

The target of the consultation includes a broad range of respondents, such as energy product and electricity producers and traders, consumers from various economic sectors, producers of means of transport, public authorities.

To provide their input, respondents can fill in an on-line questionnaire, which should take approximately 30 minutes, by clicking the link below:

https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/Energytaxationdirective?surveylanguage=EN

By filling in this questionnaire, you can express your thoughts on the taxation of such products in Romania or other EU Member States.

The questionnaire is available in all official EU languages and may be submitted anonymously.

Anyone interested in filling in the questionnaire can do so by 4 June 2018.

PwC Romania supports the initiative of the European Commission and encourages all economic operators whose activity performed in Romania involves energy products and / or electricity to take part in this consultation by filling in the questionnaire.

 [Source: https://ec.europa.eu/info/consultations/evaluation-eu-framework-taxation-energy-products-and-electricity_en#target_group]

The takeaway

The European Commission has published a consultation with regard to the review of Council Directive 2003/96/EC aimed at identifying possible changes of the rules on taxation of energy products and electricity. The target of the consultation includes a broad range of respondents, such as energy product and electricity producers and traders, consumers from various economic sectors, producers of means of transport, public authorities.

To take part in this consultation, economic operators can fill in an on-line questionnaire by 4 June 2018.

PwC Romania supports the initiative of the European Commission and encourages all economic operators whose activity performed in Romania involves energy products and / or electricity to take part in this consultation by filling in the questionnaire.

Contact us

Mihaela Mitroi

Partner, Tax Services, Romania

Tel: +40 21 225 3672

Ionuț Simion

Country Managing Partner, Romania

Tel: +40 21 225 3708

Daniel Anghel

Tax and Legal Services Leader, Romania

Tel: +40 21 225.3794

Diana Coroabă

Partner, Tax Services

Tel: +40 21 225 37 94

Ionuţ Sas

Partner, Tax Services, Romania

Tel: +40 21 225 3741

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