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Small biz group blasts Italy's gasoline tax of 60.5%

Second highest fuel costs in Europe

28 February, 14:03
Small biz group blasts Italy's gasoline tax of 60.5% (ANSA) - Venice, February 28 - At 60.5%, Italy has nearly the highest gasoline taxes in Europe, a Venice-based, activist small-business association said on Friday. CGIA di Mestre blasted the tax burden on the eve of a predicted 0.29-cent price rise per litre at Italian gas pumps, bringing the cost per litre to an average of 1.721 euros.

Of that cost, 1.041 euros goes to state coffers, or 60.5% of the total.

Gasoline taxes among EU members averages 46.3%.

The only European country with a higher gasoline tax than Italy is Croatia at 60.6%.

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