16 Apr 18

Dutch diesel tax hike postponed because of IT issues

The Dutch tax authorities have announced they will postpone the introduction of a new diesel tax that was planned for 1 January 2019, reports De Telegraaf.

The tax on diesel cars without a factory-installed particle filter was set to go up 15% next year. For an average passenger car, this would represent a €225 per year increase.

The newspaper reports IT problems are at the root of the delay, which will cost the authorities many millions of euros.

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck