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Extra R100 levy on all traffic fines is a 'stealth tax' says AA

20 October 2020 11:03 AM
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Infringement Penalty Levy

Did you know that in terms of the AARTO Act draft regulations you will pay an additional R100 on every traffic fine you receive?

The new Aarto act will charge you an additional R100 for every fine or other offence issued.

Let's introduce you to the Infringement Penalty Levy - a concept you might be getting very familiar with.

It's a part of AARTO - the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act.

Simply put, each and every infringement will come with an additional R100 levy whether the fine is R200 or R2000. - and will have to be paid even on a successfully disputed offence.

The Automobile Association is calling this a stealth tax and reckons it will net the authorities an additional R2 billion a year, based on 20 million infringement notices issued annually.

John Maytham speaks to Layton Beard of the AA.

If you get a fine of R300, you are going to pay an additional R100 just for the benefit of getting the fine.

Layton Beard, Spokesperson - Automobile Association

For us, it is a stealth tax. It is a levy that has been added to the AARTO Act.

Layton Beard, Spokesperson - Automobile Association

It is a draft regulation at the moment, he says.

We will be raising this as a concern in our submission to Parliament in December.

Layton Beard, Spokesperson - Automobile Association

The payment of the fine should cover the administration fee, not add an additional fee, he says.

Listen to the interview below:


20 October 2020 11:03 AM
Tags:
Aarto Act
AARTO
Motorists
AA
Infringement Penalty Levy

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