The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a fuel tax (IVMDH) imposed by the Spanish government between 2002 and 2012 was illegal, opening the way for companies and consumers to claim tax refunds. IVMDH was levied on fuels including petrol, diesel, heavy fuel oil and kerosene between 1st January 2002 and 1st January 2013. Total proceeds from the tax are estimated to have exceeded 13 billion Euros.
Distribution and transport companies are likely to be the largest potential beneficiaries of this ruling, given that they may have incurred significant expenditure and should have comprehensive records and receipts for fuel payments.
We are currently offering a free enquiry service to establish potentially valid claims and a “success fee” service for claims processing, via our TGS Global network associates in Spain. Though the ECJ ruling refused Spain’s request to restrict the temporal effect of the judgement, the time limit applicable for most claims will be for the period 2010 to 2012.
Please contact us for further details.