Carbon Tax Campaign

WHY IS OUTA CHALLENGING THE NEW CARBON TAX?

Recent announcements indicated that the Department of Treasury will implement another tax, called Carbon Tax, early in 2017

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WHAT ARE THE ISSUES & CONCERNS WITH THE CARBON TAX POLICY?

South Africa has become an overtaxed society and additional taxes which are not fit for purpose or add to the tax burden

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HOW DO WE INTEND TO DEAL WITH THIS MATTER?

OUTA believes that it would be wrong to sit back and watch as another tax ineffective tax is introduced that poses severe risk to an over-taxed society. In this regard, OUTA will engage in the submissions process and lobby with government for the following to take place.

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WHY THE CARBON TAX NEEDS TO BE RING-FENCED

This article which provides an overview of the failed Plastic Bag Tax / Levy, expresses precisely why a ring-fence should be applied to the Carbon Tax.

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DOCUMENTATION

This report is OUTA’s submission to the Department of National Treasury, who have requested input from the public on the Draft Carbon Tax Bill. It contains OUTA’s opinion and concerns related to the results of an initial review of existing industry and academic commentary regarding the Carbon Tax Bill, released for comment on 2 November 2015.

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