Country:Belgium
Year:2007
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Transport, Vehicle type, Light-duty vehicles
Climate Change Policy Targets:Transport, Passenger
Agency:Federal Public Service Finance
URL:http://fiscus.fgov.be/interfisc/fr/faq/Auto/aankoop.htm#E
Energy Efficiency Description:Since July 2007, the Belgian government has offered a reduction off the purchase price of a new passenger cars and minibuses (including VAT) with low CO2 emissions. The reduction is provided directly by the auto dealer, who is in turn paid by the government. For cars with emissions below 105 gCO2/km, the reduction is 15%; for cars with emissions between 105 and 115 gCO2/km, the reduction is 3%. The maximum fiscal deduction is set at EUR 3280 for cars in the first category and EUR 615 for those in the second. These maximum amounts are however adjusted yearly, and for 2009 the amount for first category vehicles is EUR 4540, reaching EUR 850 for second category vehicles. In addition, the Belgian government provides a reduction of EUR 150 from the purchase price of a new diesel vehicle equipped with a particle emission filter. To qualify, the diesel car must emit less than 130 gCO2/km and maximum of 5 mg of particulate matter per km. In 2009, the reduction amount is EUR 210. For the purchase of cars by companies for business purposes, the system of fiscal deductions for expenses other than fuel also varies depending on the vehicles CO2 emissions since April 2007. These vary from 60% for more polluting vehicles, going up to 90% for vehicles emitting less than 105 (for diesel) and 120 (for gasoline) grams of CO2 per km.
Climate Change Description:Since July 2007, the Belgian government has offered a reduction off the purchase price of a new passenger cars and minibuses (including VAT) with low CO2 emissions. The reduction is provided directly by the auto dealer, who is in turn paid by the government. For cars with emissions below 105 gCO2/km, the reduction is 15%; for cars with emissions between 105 and 115 gCO2/km, the reduction is 3%. The maximum fiscal deduction is set at EUR 3280 for cars in the first category and EUR 615 for those in the second. These maximum amounts are however adjusted yearly, and for 2009 the amount for first category vehicles is EUR 4540, reaching EUR 850 for second category vehicles. In addition, the Belgian government provides a reduction of EUR 150 from the purchase price of a new diesel vehicle equipped with a particle emission filter. To qualify, the diesel car must emit less than 130 gCO2/km and maximum of 5 mg of particulate matter per km. In 2009, the reduction amount is EUR 210. For the purchase of cars by companies for business purposes, the system of fiscal deductions for expenses other than fuel also varies depending on the vehicles CO2 emissions since April 2007. These vary from 60% for more polluting vehicles, going up to 90% for vehicles emitting less than 105 (for diesel) and 120 (for gasoline) grams of CO2 per km.

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