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Tax delegation and ecological taxation


Adopt a ecological taxation it means orienting the market towards sustainable modes of consumption and production. In this direction goes the fiscal delegation 2014 by which Parliament authorized the Government to introduce new forms of energy and environmental taxation (Art. 15 of the fiscal delegation) with the purpose, we read in the text, of 'Contribute to the dissemination and innovation of low-carbon technologies and products and to the financing of sustainable production and consumption models'.

Of course, the effectiveness of the fiscal delegation it depends on the line of the Government Decree Laws, and here another game begins, but the conditions for something interesting are there and more is also coming in extra-tax matters.

In the Environmental Link to the Stability Law, the equivalent of the old finance law, a Natural Capital Committee (which we hope is not the usual 'bandwagon') and a Catalog of harmful and favorable environmental subsidies. Lots of stuff, let's see.

Ecological taxation it also and above all means the reduction of taxation on income, in particular on the work generated by the green economy. There would be nothing strange, indeed it would be perfectly normal if it were also done in Italy, given that the matter is the subject of the revision of the European Directive on energy taxation. There ecological taxation, which we will hear more and more often, is therefore a perfectly normal thing and with the fiscal delegation Italy ranks among the countries that have the papers (for now only the papers) in order.

The European Commission also recently presented a study highlighting the positive impacts of one environmental tax reform in 12 Member States, including Italy. The summary of the survey is that measures of ecological taxation adopted at European level are useful both for improving the effectiveness of environmental policies and for alleviating the tax burden on work and businesses. The proposals that the National Council of the Green Economy has made to the Government for the semester of the European Council under the Italian presidency that began in July go in the same direction.


Video: OECD Tax Talks #15 - Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (October 2020).