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Excise duties on diesel in Belgium are a significant source of revenue for the state, but they also represent a significant cost for transport companies. However, thanks to the partial refund mechanism, transport companies can recover part of their fuel costs and improve their liquidity. Please see below the refund rates applicable:

01/01/2024 - 31/03/2024
0.1935 EUR/liter
01/04/2023 - 31/12/2023
0.205067 EUR/liter
25/03/2023 - 31/03/2023
0.167788 EUR/liter
17/03/2023 - 24/03/2023
0.157888 EUR/Liter
14/03/2023 - 16/03/2023
0.127338 EUR/Liter
01/03/2023 - 13/03/2023
0.117438 EUR/Liter
25/02/2023 - 28/02/2023
0.117438 EUR/Liter
18/02/2023 - 24/02/2023
0.106738 EUR/Liter
07/02/2023 - 17/02/2023
0.096388 EUR/Liter
01/01/2023 - 06/02/2023
0.060438 EUR/Liter


Excise Duty Recovery in Belgium for Transport Companies

What are excise duties and how do they apply to transport companies working in Belgium?

Excise duties represent the taxation applied to motor fuels within each European Member states. In case of fuel used for the transport of goods or passengers, Belgium allows a partial refund of the so called “Droit d’accise spécial” (Special excise duty), since January 2004.
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How does the excise duty recovery process work for transport companies?

Transport companies can recover part of the excise duty paid on diesel fuel in Belgium by submitting refund applications. Claims must comply with current regulations and include the necessary information on the volumes of fuel used.
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What are the criteria for benefiting from excise duty recovery in Belgium?

To benefit from excise duty recovery, transport companies must prove the professional use of diesel fuel for the transport of goods or passengers, with vehicles having a maximum authorised load weight equal to or greater than 7.5 tonnes or M2/M3 vehicles.
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Are there minimum or maximum amounts for excise duty recovery in Belgium?

Recovery amounts can vary, and it is important to refer to the tax regulations in force. There may be specific minimum thresholds or refund limits to take into account.
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How and how often can transport companies submit excise duty recovery claims?

Applications for excise duty recovery must be submitted in accordance with the deadlines specified by the Belgian tax authorities. Transport companies must ensure that they meet these deadlines to guarantee efficient processing of their applications. Contact us to find out more.
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What are the economic benefits for transport companies reclaiming excise duty in Belgium?

Excise duty recovery can bring significant economic benefits for transport companies, reducing diesel-related operating costs and improving overall profitability.
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Have there been any recent changes in excise duty recovery regulations in Belgium?

It is essential to keep abreast of any changes in Belgian tax regulations concerning excise duty recovery. Transport companies should monitor the regular updates issued by the tax authorities. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news.
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Where can I obtain further information on excise duty recovery in Belgium for transport companies?

For specific, up-to-date information, we recommend consulting the official website of the Belgian tax authorities, or contacting one of our qualified tax consultants for personalized advice.
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