Write off 'uncollectable' R4.7 billion e-toll debt, now! – Outa
I can’t claim to know anybody in Gauteng who actually pays e-tolls.Charlotte Killbane
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has asked Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana to write off all e-toll debt – about R4.6 billion.
“The state must surely realise after seven years of failure that raising and clinging to unjustified debt from a defiant public is a lost cause,” Outa CEO Wayne Duvenage told The Citizen on Wednesday.
Charlotte Killbane interviewed Duvenage (scroll up to listen).
We’re saying to the Minister that this is uncollectable debt… it has to be written off… To beat this drum continuously… it’s not going to happen.Wayne Duvenage, CEO - Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse
About 34% of the fuel levies and taxes come from Gauteng… The Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project is 1% of Sanral’s national freeway network, yet they wanted to raise over 30% of their revenue from this 1%...Wayne Duvenage, CEO - Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse
There’s no reason to keep beating on this e-toll drum. The ‘user pays’ principle is a valid one, but only if you can make users pay… The fuel levy and taxation are the best user-pay principle for the Gauteng Freeway Project. It’s a no brainer! We can’t understand why they haven’t been able to see that after seven years of failed tolling.Wayne Duvenage, CEO - Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse
Source : Picture: EWN.