Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 647 of November 16 approved new rates of the utilization fee, which will take effect from January 1, 2021.
The size of the rates depends on the age of the vehicle. At present, the rates of utilization fee are charged in two categories: "not more than 3 years" and "over 3 years". In the new document, the approach has become more differentiated and the category has become three: "not more than 3 years", "from 3 to 7 years" and "more than 7 years".
According to the document, the rate of the utilization fee for electric vehicles has not changed: BYN 544.5 for cars not older than 3 years and BYN 816.7 - for cars from 3 to 7 years old and over 7 years old. The same amount of rates is determined for cars imported by individuals for personal use, from the moment of production of which no more than 3 years have passed, or from 3 to 7 years. If the car is more than 7 years old, the utilization fee will be BYN 1,225.1.
The rate of utilization fee for cars with engines not exceeding 1000 cubic cm, since the release of which no more than 3 years have passed, increased from BYN 936.5 to BYN 1 652.2, for the category "from 3 to 7 years" it will be BYN 5 771.7, as before, and "more than 7 years" - BYN 8 657.6.
In general, for passenger cars, the rates in the category "no more than 3 years" have been significantly increased. The rates for the "3 to 7" year category are the same as previously set for the "over 3 years" category.
For cars with engines from 1000 to 2000 cc cm utilization fee rates vary from BYN 6,115.2 to BYN 13,492.7, with an engine from 2000 to 3000 cubic meters. cm - from BYN 9 652.7 to BYN 26 332.1, with an engine from 3000 to 3500 cc. cm - from BYN 8 898.6 to BYN 45 554.8, and over 3500 cubic meters. cm - from BYN 15 253.7 to BYN 57 188.9.
The decree also determines the rates for other categories of vehicles, including trucks, buses, mining dump trucks, etc.
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