Estonia: Riigikogu committees agree to amend car tax bill

The constitutional and finance committees of the Estonian parliament, the Riigikogu, have decided to amend the car tax bill, ERR reports. Earlier, President Alar Karis rejected the bill, arguing that it violated the principle of equal treatment. Constitutional committee chairman Hendrik Johannes Terras and finance committee chairwoman Annely Akkermann said that discussions with various ministries and the president’s office led to the decision to revise the bill. Originally adopted on 12 June 2024, the bill introduced two new taxes for vehicle owners: an annual tax based on CO2 emissions, gross weight, and a base component, and a registration fee for passenger cars and vans. The revised bill will be discussed in the Riigikogu next week.