Wednesday, January 16, 2008

EU Commission Takes Finland to Court Over Car Taxes

The European Commission is taking legal action against Finland over the country's system of car taxation. The dispute concerns the levying of a tax similar to value-added tax on top of the separate vehicle tax, which the Commission says violates EU legislation. The complaint to the Court of Justice of the European Communities involves events in 2002 when Finland lost a dispute over the personal import of a Mercedes Benz car by Antti Siilin, forcing Finland to ease the taxation of personal imports of used cars.

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