New motorcycle tax targets emissions and bigger bikes

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New motorcycle tax targets emissions and bigger bikes

Post by buksida » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:02 am

The planned tax on motorcycles and oil that is to be based on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions exceeding the maximum threshold is not aimed at making profits, but rather for environmental purposes, says the Excise Department.

The idea of imposing the excise tax on oil and motorcycles emitting CO2 above the required limit is still being considered by the Excise Department, but such a tax will not result in a greater burden for motorists, said director-general Krisada Chinavicharana Monday.

In the case of oil, the department is preparing appropriate measures for such taxation based on the CO2 emission standards, whereby it will discuss using the State Oil Fund with the Energy Ministry, said Mr Krisada.

Revenue from the State Oil Fund would be converted into the excise tax value and this would not cause retail oil prices to rise when the excise tax on oil based on the CO2 emission standards is implemented, he said.

For the tax on motorcycles, the taxation will only incur a marginally higher cost for people who are planning to buy them, said Mr Krisada.

For instance, the CO2 emission tax will be around 150-200 baht for a motorcycle valued at 50,000.

Earlier, Mr Krisada said the new excise tax on motorcycles based on CO2 emissions would add just 0.05% to retail prices if it was implemented.

The Excise Department, starting from January 2016, recalibrated the car tax, which was previously based on engine size, to CO2 emissions.

Under the current tax regime for cars, those with CO2 emissions of 100 grammes and less per kilometre are taxed 25%; those with CO2 emissions of 100-150g/km are subject to a 30% excise tax; those emitting 150-200g/km are taxed 35%; and those producing more than 200g/km are charged 40%.

The new tax rates mean that motorcycles sold in Thailand with higher CO2 emissions will be subject to higher tax rates and retail prices. Larger engine sizes typically release more emissions.

Source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/transp ... -at-profit
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Re: New motorcycle tax targets emissions and bigger bikes

Post by margaretcarnes » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:33 am

Do you have to get the emissions checked as they do in Britain?
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Re: New motorcycle tax targets emissions and bigger bikes

Post by Takiap » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:18 am

Personally, I think the police should have the authority to immediately confiscate any and all vehicles emitting visible smoke from their exhausts. The number of pickups, trucks and buses that drive around belching out copious amounts of dense black smoke is absolutely disgusting, and nobody bats an eyelid. In fact, it has become so common lately that I've often wondered if it is some sort of new crazy, just like the "Euro Tunnel" type exhausts which are so popular.

Of course, applying some form of blanket tax can be done from an office, which of course is far more convenience than actually getting out there are pulling people over.
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Re: New motorcycle tax targets emissions and bigger bikes

Post by HHTel » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:11 pm

margaretcarnes wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:33 am
Do you have to get the emissions checked as they do in Britain?
It's checked on the 'MOT' due when the bike is 4 years old. In fact apart from checking the brakes, it's the only other check carried out.

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Re: New motorcycle tax targets emissions and bigger bikes

Post by buksida » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:47 pm

They're also supposed to check exhaust noise levels but this varies from place to place.
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Re: New motorcycle tax targets emissions and bigger bikes

Post by Big Boy » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:17 pm

They don't need to when the roadside officers can use the Mk1 ear :run:
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