OUTA: Fuel levy is ‘easy money’ for government

Many South Africans want the fuel price relief extended. Stefanie Fick, Outa’s executive director of accountability, discussed this with eNCA's Masego Rahlaga. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) says the fuel levy is easy money for the government but they must now relook this stance.

This as the organisation calls for an extension to the R1,50 fuel tax slash.

READ: Outa calls for extension of fuel tax relief 

Currently, depending on where you are in the country, a litre of 95 unleaded petrol costs R23.52 on the coast and R24.17 inland.

Outa's Stefanie Fick said: "I wonder how many motorists realise that of the R23 and we estimate the fuel price is going up to R25. Of that, around R10 is just levies. Levies, that were increased at an average of about 9 percent per annum.

"You can't go to the petrol station and say you'll only pay for the fuel and not the levies."


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