Gasoline at 3 euros? The government is trying to curb expensive fuel

Refuel or blow? – Social networks are full of memes on expensive fuellike 10 euros of gasoline which translates into making the driver feel a dispensing gun: the irony is always exaggerated, but the crazy prices are more than real, so much so that Minister Singolani, the rise in prices “didn’t nothing to do with the reality of the facts, it is a speculative spiral from which he is the only one to benefit. Huge scam To the detriment of businesses and citizens. “The psychological wall of €2 per liter has been overcome with momentum and We are even talking about 3 euros, which is equivalent to just under 6,000 old liras. In many circles, it is proposed to modify a file collection of taxes, which includes a 22% value added tax and the infamous excise duty, which is a tax on the production and consumption of goods. We remember that taxes also finance things that no longer make sense today, such as reconstruction after the Vaguet disaster (1963) or the Florence flood (1966): they do not cancel each other out either to earn money. Service station operators, worried about the drop in consumption caused by exorbitant prices, are calling for a reduction in VAT from 22 to 5%, while among the parties, a proposal to sterilize VAT on price increases and lower production costs are gaining ground.

Work on multiple fronts – In fact, ANSA reports that the rapporteur of the bill that will transform the decree into law, Luca Squire of Forza Italia, said: “I will propose aquarium sterilization On fuel, at least for quota due to recent increases. We are talking about 10 cents per litre, it is not much compared to the price increase, but it is at least something. “Fdl, Forza Italia and Lega ask to intervene in production costs while directors Faib Confesercenti and Fegica Cisl, Vegesek/Anisa Confcommercio propose the return of the so-called”mobile excise tax», that is to say a reduction to compensate for the increase in VAT receipts resulting from the rise in prices. The terms of its application – the price of oil has increased by more than 2% compared to the value fixed in the Dpef and the fact that its international price during the previous two months has not decreased by the same percentage – are ( unfortunately) widely respected. Deputy Minister of Economic Development Gilberto Piccito Fratin told TG3 on February 24: “I think The government must intervene As I did against the expensive bills. The rise in prices has led to an increase in revenue, which I estimate at around 1-1.5 billion euros, and therefore we can envisage the sterilization of value added tax. ”

Let’s try with stock – We remind you that even if the price at the pump increases a lot, the Manager income It remained the same, a few cents per litre. The weekly average price survey for March 7 showed that at €1.953/litre, excise duty was €0.728 and value added tax €0.352. Another countermeasure is the use of stocks: the International Energy Agency (IEA) already announced on 4 March that “the Member States of the International Energy Agency have decided to produce 61.7 million barrels of emergency oil stocks9.5 billion liters is a lot but it is only 3% of the total stock; Italy drew around 2 million barrels, Japan contributed 7.5 million barrels and even Luxembourg contributed 109,000 barrels. She also travels by contacting exporting countries wishing to increase their production. .

Transportation is difficult – In this context, one of the most affected sectors is HaulageAs Trasportiunito announced that “from next Monday, March 14, road transport companies will suspend their services throughout the country due to force majeure“. The association clarified that it is not a strike or a specific demand, but rather an initiative to coordinate demonstrations on the state of extreme need in the sector.

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