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Tax relief: First 4 teaspoons of sugar free

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Cape Town – National Treasury has revised the proposed tax on sugary beverages, taking into account the 140 comments it received during public hearings in Parliament in February.

Briefing Parliament’s two finance committees on the 2017 Budget proposals and draft tax rates, National Treasury said the proposed rate on sugary beverages was lowered slightly from 2.29 cents per gram to 2.1c/g and the threshold will be adjusted so that the first four teaspoons of sugar is exempt.

“That means a sugary tax will be levied from the fifth teaspoon for a 330ml can of soft drink. More precisely, 4g/100ml is not taxed,” National Treasury said.

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