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Indirect Taxation of Motoring and Alternative Consumption

Indirect Taxation of Motoring and Alternative Consumption

This article presents a statistical comparison of the amounts paid in indirect taxation on the costs of running motor vehicles and on the alternative expenditure which might be incurred by consumers if roads were not built.

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