The Belgian state has created a cliquet system that ensures when the diesel price drops, they can increase the excise taxes. Since they do not want to charge this excise increase to the professional user, these users can receive a discount on these increases. Since there have already been a number of excise tax increases, the amount that the professional user can claim back has already become enormously attractive.
How to claim this reduction on the excise tax increase?
Since 2009, you can reclaim this discount on a monthly basis under certain conditions. One must first register and not every user is aware that this is possible. Given that the excise taxes have already been raised several times, this is certainly worth the effort. At MAES we can inform you about this and help you to recover this.
Who is eligible?
Everyone who has a vehicle of more than 7.5 tons, taxis and buses are eligible. Even though you are not a carrier, you use the truck to transport your own goods.
How much can you reclaim?
At the start of 2016, the amount you could recuperate was 0.1122917 euro / liter
At the end of 2016, the amount you could recuperate was 0.1443766 euros / liter
By the end of 2018, this amount will increase to more than 0.20 euros / liter