The Ukrainian parliament has passed at first reading a draft law proposing the converting of excise duties for fuel and liquefied gas from euros into hryvnias and the simultaneous increase in the duties from January 1, 2013 by around 10%.
A total of 230 lawmakers on Tuesday supported draft law No. 10687 on amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine.
According to the document, the excise duty rate for petrol will
amount to Hr 2,243.24 per tonne, for diesel fuel with sulphur content
of over 0.2% it will total Hr 1,110.29 per tonne, for diesel fuel with
sulphur content of from 0.035% to 0.2% it will be Hr 849.71 per tonne,
for diesel fuel with sulphur content of from 0.005% to 0.035% it will
amount Hr 770.41 per tonne and for diesel fuel with sulphur content up
to 0.005% it will stand at Hr 521.16 per tonne.
At present, the basic excise duty on petrol amounts to EUR 198 per
tonne, on diesel fuel with sulphur content from 0.035% to 0.2% it totals
EUR 75 per tonne, on diesel fuel with sulphur content from 0.005% to
0.035% is EUR 68 per tonne and on diesel fuel with sulphur content under
0.005% it is EUR 46 per tonne.
The excise duty for liquefied gas (propane or a mixture of propane
and butane) will amount to Hr 498.50 per tonne with the present rate of
EUR 44 per tonne.
The document, in particular, proposes to covert the duties for fuel
to hryvnias, as consumer price indexes are calculated in the national
Parliament also supported an increase in fees for the use of fields
to extract deposits, and fees for the use of deposits for purposes not
linked to extraction.