Tax and the environment
Environment and transport taxation policy
Environment and Transport Tax policy is guided by three of the Treasury's Departmental Strategic Objectives:
- Protecting the environment in an economically efficient and sustainable way;
- Maintaining sound public finances - ensuring that the tax yield is sustainable and risks managed; and
- Promoting the efficiency and fairness of the tax system.
As such the Treasury aims to develop tax options that support environmental policy, while maintaining sound public finances. Transport taxes can also have a positive impact on the environment, but are primarily revenue raising instruments.
Key published documents and resources
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