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Republic of Latvia

Cabinet
Regulation No. 272

Adopted 26 May 2014

Procedures for Paying, Collecting and Administering the Road User Charge

Issued pursuant to
Section 3 and Section 5, Paragraph three of
the Law On the Road User Charge

I. General Provisions

1. This Regulation prescribes the procedures by which the road user charge (hereinafter - the charge) shall be paid, collected and administered.

2. Payments of the charge shall be performed before commencing the use of the section of the State main road (hereinafter - the road) laid down in Annex 1 to the Law On the Road User Charge (hereinafter - the Law).

II. Paying of the Charge

3. The charge shall be paid by the motor vehicle owner, holder or driver (hereinafter - charge payer), using the following types of payment services:

3.1. with payment card in the system of electronic services www.lvvignette.eu (hereinafter - the portal);

3.2. in cash or with payment card in a payment card acceptance terminal in the cashier's office of the State stock company "Road Traffic Safety Directorate" (hereinafter - Road Traffic Safety Directorate);

3.3. in cash or with payment card in a payment card acceptance terminal at the trade locations of the charge collection service provider.

4. In order to determine the total amount of the charge to be paid, the charge payer shall indicate the date of commencing the use of the road and the selected period of using the road. If the intended period of using the road is one day, the charge payer shall also indicate the time (hour) of commencing the use of the road. The date of commencing the use of the road may not be further away than one year, counting from the day when the payment is made. The maximum period of paying the charge is one year, counting from the date indicated by the charge payer when the use of the road is commenced.

5. If the charge payer makes payment using the type of payment services referred to in Sub-paragraph 3.1 of this Regulation, the following information shall be indicated for calculation of the amount of the charge:

5.1. the uninterrupted period when the use of road is intended;

5.2. the registration number of the vehicle (the registration number of the tractor shall be indicated for a vehicle combination);

5.3. the country of registration of the vehicle;

5.4. the level of emissions of the vehicle engine;

5.5. the total mass of the vehicle (combination of vehicles);

5.6. the number of axles of the vehicle (combination of vehicles).

6. If the charge payment is performed using the type of payment services referred to in Sub-paragraph 3.1 of this Regulation, the portal shall prepare an attestation in electronic form for the charge payer regarding the charge payment made, which is valid without signature and contains the following information:

6.1. the registration number of the vehicle, regarding which the charge payment has been made, the country of registration, the level of emissions, as well as the total mass and number of axles of the vehicle (or their combination);

6.2. the uninterrupted period for which the charge payment is made;

6.3. the amount of the charge paid.

7. If the charge payer performs payment using the type of payment services referred to in Sub-paragraph 3.2 or 3.3 of this Regulation:

7.1. the charge payer shall indicate the information referred to in Paragraph 5 of this Regulation;

7.2. a representative of the charge collection service provider or of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate shall draw up the charge payment in the portal;

7.3. a representative of the charge collection service provider or of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate shall accept the charge payment in cash or with a payment card in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding the procedures for using electronic devices and appliances for registering tax and other payments;

7.4. a representative of the charge collection service provider or of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate shall print out from the portal and issue to the charge payer an attestation regarding the charge payment made. The attestation shall be valid without a signature and shall contain the information referred to in Paragraph 6 of this Regulation.

III. Collecting of the Charge

8. The charge collection service provider may be a legal person which:

8.1. has technical capabilities for work in the portal according to the specification drawn up by the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (the description of the specification is available on the website of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate http://www.csdd.lv), for adding information regarding charge payments in the portal, as well as for printing out the attestation of the charge payment;

8.2. the total financial turnover according to the data of the report of the last year is not less than 500 000 euros;

8.3. the liquidity coefficient according to the data of the report of the last year is equal to one or is higher;

8.4. the equity capital according to the data of the report of the last year is positive;

8.5. according to the information available in the data base of tax (charge) debtors administered by the State Revenue Service does not have tax or charge debts.

9. A legal person who wishes to provide the charge collection service shall submit a written submission to the State stock company "Latvian State Roads" confirming the conformity with the requirements referred to in Sub-paragraphs 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 and 8.5 of this Regulation.

10. The State stock company "Latvian State Roads" shall, within 10 working days after receipt of the submission, examine the submission, assess the conformity of the legal person with the requirements of this Regulation and send the draft contract referred to in Paragraph 11 of this Regulation thereto for evaluation.

11. The Road Traffic Safety Directorate, the State stock company "Latvian State Roads" and the charge collection service provider shall enter into a contract regarding the provision of the charge collection service, agreeing in the contract on:

11.1. the procedures for circulation of charge payment information according to the technical requirements laid down in annex to the contract;

11.2. the liability of the charge collection service provider for not performed or late transfer of the charge payment into the Treasury account of the State basic budget revenue;

11.3. the procedures by which the State stock company "Latvian State Roads" supervises the conformity of the charge collection service provider with the requirements referred to in Paragraph 8 of this Regulation throughout the period of providing the charge collection service;

11.4. other conditions which ensure the collection of charge payments, transfer into the Treasury account of the State basic budget revenue and control of the performance of payments.

12. If the charge payment is performed using the type of payment services referred to in Sub-paragraph 3.2 or 3.3 of this Regulation:

12.1. the Road Traffic Safety Directorate shall, within three working days from the moment when the charge payment referred to in Sub-paragraph 7.2 of this Regulation is drawn up in the portal, pay the collected amount of the charge in full amount according to the information registered in the portal into the Treasury account of the State basic budget revenue;

12.2. the Road Traffic Safety Directorate shall, not less than twice a month ensure an invoice (report) in the portal regarding the charge payment within the period of the previous two weeks, which has been generated according to the information registered in the portal regarding the charge payments collected by the relevant charge collection service provider. The charge collection service provider shall, within five working days after receipt of the invoice (report), pay it in full amount, performing a transfer to the Treasury account of the State basic budget revenue;

12.3. the charge collection service provider and the Road Traffic Safety Directorate are entitled to collect a fee for the service provided. The fee for the service shall be determined for one charge payment regardless of the total amount of the charge to be paid.

IV. Administration of the Charge

13. The State stock company "Latvian State Roads" and the Road Traffic Safety Directorate shall enter into a contract regarding co-operation in collecting and administering the charge, providing for the procedures for the circulation of information, as well as the procedures for covering the expenses related to collecting the charge and maintaining the portal.

14. The Road Traffic Safety Directorate shall ensure that the information in the portal regarding the charge payments made is added to the register of vehicles and their drivers in online mode. Payment of the charge shall be confirmed by an entry in the State register of vehicles and their drivers.

15. In order to ensure collecting of the charge, the Road Traffic Safety Directorate, on the basis of the contract referred to in Paragraph 13 of this Regulation, shall maintain continuous operation of the portal and ensure its accessibility in online mode to the charge payers, charge collection service providers, the State stock company "Latvian State Roads" and the State Revenue Service.

16. The State stock company Latvian State Roads" shall:

16.1. ensure carrying out of the functions in accordance with the laws and regulations governing making of payments into the State budget and the field of taxes and fees;

16.2. perform the supervision and control of the charge collection process referred to in this Regulation;

16.3. prepare a forecast for submission to the Ministry of Transport regarding revenue from the road user charge for the next year and medium-term so that the Ministry of Transport according to the schedule for preparation of the draft law on the State budget would submit the abovementioned forecast to the Ministry of Finance for inclusion in forecasts of the national macro-economic indicators for the next year and medium-term (for three years).

17. The State stock company "Latvian State Roads" and the Road Traffic Safety Directorate shall be functionally subordinate to the Ministry of Transport in issues related to administrating the charge.

18. The State Revenue Service, on the basis of an application of the charge payer, shall repay the charge in the cases laid down in the Law On the Road User Charge in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Law On Taxes and Fees.

19. In order to recover the charge paid for a vehicle registered in a foreign state, the charge payer shall append an attestation of the relevant foreign authority performing registration of the vehicle regarding existence of the circumstances for repaying the charge laid down in the law.

V. Closing Provision

20. This Regulation shall come into force on 1 July 2014.

Informative Reference to the European Union Directives

This Regulation contains legal norms arising from:

1) Directive 1999/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 1999 on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures;

2) Directive 2006/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 amending European Parliament and Council Directive 1999/62/EC of 17 June 1999 on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures;

3) Directive 2011/76/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2011 amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures.

Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma

Minister for Transport Anrijs Matīss

 


Translation © 2015 Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre)

 
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Issuer: Cabinet of Ministers Type: regulation Document number: 272Adoption: 26.05.2014.Entry into force: 01.07.2014.Publication: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 107 (5167), 03.06.2014. OP number: 2014/107.6
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