Tax over industrialized products. In May, 2012 Government announced an IPI tax exemption valid initially up to August, 2012, however, successively extended in 2012. In 2013 IPI tax for compact cars was increased to 2% and was kept at this level until December 2014. On January 1, 2015 the tax was fully reinstated. Those measures aim at incentivizing the automotive industry by stimulating demand, since the tax reduction tends to be passed on to the final consumer.