The debate about motor vehicle emissions tax continues and it gets interesting everyday. Ismael Momoniat, a deputy director-general: tax and financial sector policy at the Treasury wrote an article yesterday on Business Day defending why Treasury has included bakkies which was against the wishes of the motor industry.You will recall that I once wrote here that motor companies appealed to the treasury not to include bakkies as there is no information available regarding the emissions released by them. Another big issue that he defended was the criticism that the tax will become another source to raise government income.
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The proposed vehicle emission tax will not apply to minibus and midibus taxis.