SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The General Audit Chamber (GAC) submitted its report entitled “Audit into the allocation of Motor vehicle tax” to Parliament today. Motor vehicle tax, or road tax, is a yearly levy paid to use motorized vehicles on public roads.
By law, the money collected from road tax is supposed to be placed in a Road Fund. However, in practice, the money flows to the government’s general coffers and is used for general government expenditures.
In 2021, Government collected 10.3 million guilders in road tax. One third of this money was spent for different infrastructure elements.
In its report, the General Audit Chamber highlights the importance of having a structural multi-annual plan with defined infrastructural improvements and which includes new investments.
Wherever possible, the report contains links that references the source document. Readers are welcome to explore the subject matter further or to consult the public source document.
The report is published in both English and Dutch and is available on the website of the General Audit Chamber (www.arsxm.org).