Slovakia's eight regional governments (VÚCs) collected more than €92.6 million in total from taxes on motor vehicles in the first half of 2013, amounting to a year-on-year rise of €4.3 million, the Financial Administration (FS), a branch of the Finance Ministry, reported.
"The amount collected in January-June 2012 stood at €88.4 million," the FS reported on Thursday, July 25, as quoted by the TASR newswire. The highest share of the tax in the first half of the year was collected by Bratislava Region (more than €22.4 million), followed by Nitra Region (€12.2 million) and Žilina Region (€11.2 million). The lowest amount was collected by Trenčín Region (€8.84 million).
The tax on motor vehicles represents one of the local taxes that is left up to VÚCs to set and administer; other taxes are levied by municipalities or the central government.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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