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Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 18:52
Passenger buses to be charged up to 3 thousand rupees carbon tax
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It is reported that the carbon tax of One thousand to three thousand rupees will be charged for passengers buses under the new carbon tax.

The new tax was implemented effective January 1st.

Accordingly, 25 Cents will be charged for one cubic centimetre on hybrid vehicles with the manufacture year being less than five years and powered by petrol or diesel.

50 Cents will be charged for one cubic centimetre on such vehicles between five to ten years while one rupee will be charged on vehicles more than 10 years.

At the same time, the Department of Motor Traffic stated that motor vehicles using petrol or diesel with a manufacture year less than five years will be charged 50 cents.

Vehicles with a manufacture year between five to ten years will be charged One rupee and, vehicles with more than ten years will be charged One rupee and 50 cents.

The Department further stated that passenger transport buses with a manufacture year less than five years will be charged 1,000 rupees, buses between five and ten years would be charged 2 thousand rupees while buses with more than ten years would be charged 3,000 rupees.

Carbon tax is compulsory for motorcycles as well.

However, Motor Traffic Commissioner Jagath Chandrasiri stated that Carbon tax charges would not be compulsory for this year but it would be charged from 2020.

This new tax will be collected along with the revenue license 2020.

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