Green Tax


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to Green Tax: green tea

Green Tax

A tax levied on actions that are deemed to be detrimental to the environment. For example, a government may put a green tax on non-recyclable plastic grocery bags. The idea behind a green tax is to reduce the incentive to harm the environment by using other, less expensive products. It is a type of Pigouvian tax.
References in periodicals archive ?
Toll operators, in their letter to the Delhi government and the MCD, has asked them to deploy their own staff to collect green tax and have promised to extent their full support.
9% Percentage of your energy bill attributable to green tax
Two- wheelers are being charged ` 100, four- wheelers ` 200 and SUVs ` 300 as green tax from Saturday.
How I get through another cold winter depends on extra green tax cuts and the 5% VAT dropped from energy bills.
If both VAT and those green taxes were removed from bills for, say, the next five years, the saving to the ordinary consumer would be 15per cent, 10 per cent from green tax and 5 per cent VAT.
The used political variable in the model is the green tax index.
We look forward to developing valuable course content related to green tax incentives, depreciation, and new abandonment rules as well as our other areas of knowledge.
21 ( ANI ): Civic authorities in Shimla have imposed a green tax on non-state vehicles, with an aim to cut down traffic congestion in the region.
We are discussing a proposal to introduce Green Tax in the region which would be modelled on the lines of similar system in some of the EU and Far Eastern countries," Ali Al Kiyumi, the Director General of Nature Conservation, told Gulf News on the sidelines of a meeting of Environment Undersecretaries from the GCC member states.
Craig Hanson makes a highly compelling case for green tax reform: taxing environmentally harmful activities and using the revenues to reduce other taxes such as those on personal income.
The total scope of the green tax shift in the period 2001-2010 is SEK 30 billion.
It was a loud volley that was fired when administration of the green tax was moved from the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry to the Department of Environmental Affairs (www.