Please check your electricity account

2018-09-19 06:01

THE Greytown Gazette has received complaints from residents with regards to errors in Umvoti Municipal electricity statements.

You are advised to check the charges and totals before you pay.

As can be seen from the following example, this consumer was overcharged by R79.90.

EC charge R1.30 — the meter reading was 1037KWH so 1.3 x 1037 equals R1 348.

Add on 15% VAT (R202.21) which takes the total to R1 550.32.

So, you say, what’s the problem? Well the municipality's abacus, calculator and finger counters and even its computers calculated the VAT at 15% to be R212.64 and the total of R1 630.22 — an overcharge of R79.90.

So, do yourself a favour — save money and double check any statements you receive.

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