Hauliers will still benefit from the fuel subsidy for the first half of 2023. The last Spanish Council of Ministers in 2022 confirmed the end of the direct discount applied to fuels for all drivers, following the Royal Decree-Law 20/2022, with the exception of professional transport for people and goods. This measure requires certain specifications, for example, the recipient must be a registered transport company or have an approved professional diesel card. In this article, we tell you everything you need to know.
How does the fuel subsidy work for hauliers?
This is a discount for hauliers only and will be gradually reduced. For the first three months, the same discount of 20 euro cents per litre of fuel will apply; however, from April to June the discount will be halved to 10 cents per litre of fuel. Fleets of gas-powered trucks are expected to receive compensation of 27 cents until March and 14 cents during the second quarter of the year.
The discount will be in addition to the €0.048/litre that tax authorities currently pay to registered vehicle owners in order to obtain a partial refund of the hydrocarbon tax for the consumption of commercial diesel fuel. In total, the measure is estimated to cost the Spanish government 107 million euros in the first half of the year.
How can I benefit from the discount as a haulier?
First of all, you need to be a registered transport company. And there are also three other basic requirements to meet if you want to qualify for the subsidy:
- Vehicles must be registered in Spain.
- You must be registered with the Spanish tax authorities as beneficiaries of the partial refund of the tax on hydrocarbons for consumption of professional diesel. You can view the census here. You can also register with the tax authorities by following the steps outlined by the institution.
- You must have a Professional Diesel card that is approved for tax refunds.
It should be noted that, for beneficiaries of professional diesel, this aid will be provided as a monthly refund by the Tax Agency. On the other hand, companies that cannot benefit from Professional Diesel tax refunds are eligible for direct aid.
A fuel card for hauliers: Go Professional
At OnTurtle we offer different types of diesel cards that are adapted to the various needs of our customers: Gold, Platinum, Recharge, Go Professional and Go B. Our fuel cards are secure, personalised with a PIN code and offer comprehensive refuelling control. They can also be used at our network of service stations, which already includes 1,700 refuelling points strategically distributed across Europe.
In order to benefit from the Spanish government’s subsidy as a haulier, you can apply for the Go Professional card, which is approved for tax refunds. Accepted in the ten countries of our service station network, this Diesel Card, with payment on credit, allows you access to the Professional Diesel tax refunds and the subsidy that the Spanish government will continue to offer hauliers throughout the first half of 2023.
You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request information and apply for the card in order to benefit from these discounts.