Refund of excise duties in Portugal

The Portuguese government announced plans to reimburse a percentage of the excise duties paid on Diesel oil.

31 August, 2016

The rate reimbursed has not been published yet but the government´s intention is to reduce the excise duty rate to the minimum €0.33 per litre.

The new refund regime will only be allowed to road transport companies using EU licensed trucks of at least 7.5 tons. These companies must be established within the EU and the refund request must be filed electronically as an application to the tax and customs authorities. These refunds will be granted as from 1 January 2017.

This information has been kindly provided by our local contact Catarina Belim.


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