VPASA Response to proposed vaping tax 2021

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    It is 75% of our current ciggie tariff which is around 40% of the retail price apparently. So in this case would be about 30% of the RRP of a bottle of E-liquid. Of R290, R87 would go to the Man........
     
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    Got you, thanks! that actually means compared to the UK your tax on cigarettes is very low! If your government really understood the facts about the harm reduction of people vaping rather than smoking they would just charge standard VAT on Vaping products but dramatically increase tax on cigarettes. But then when i hear in your budget the term "so called vapes" i fear the worse for the future for South Africans when it comes to vaping!
     
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    @ Timwis.

    When you live in the UK you have a government and an opposition. This creates a balance of sorts. here we have the ANC, as in cANCer. They pretend to operate as a first world government but in fact have a deep routed philosophy of creating wealth for themselves as compensation for Apartheid.
    They feel nothing for the common man and look for any and all means to increase the tax base. Bear in mind that we have a large portion of people who live in poverty and we have a disproportionate amount of people who are very wealthy. They see any tax as a way of reparation and will look at anything that will fill the coffers. If you can afford to vape, then you can afford the tax. This has nothing to do with tax on vaping and everything to do with another revenue stream.
     
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    Our media when it comes to what goes on in the rest of the world is second to none so i know about every word you wrote but as an outsider feel i have to be very careful talking about your politics and past!
     
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    I know I'm usually the guilty one when it comes to derailing threads but this time I'm going to ask that we keep politics out of it and stick to the topic. This has the potential of going south very quickly.

    We can have very constructive conversations about this topic without the need of mudslinging.
     
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    Yep. So a R360 bottle of juice (many local brands 100ml/120ml are this price) should, by this calculation, go up to around R470, give or take a couple of rands.
     
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    there is plenty of "tax free" cigarettes available in SA, why should vaping be any different?
     
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    Maybe somebody that uses a IQos can shortly give us a clear indication as to how much the tax will be as IQos is gonna be taxed from now.


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    IQOSs are sold in many supermarkets, so it's easy to check the prices now before sin tax is imposed and again after it is implemented.
     
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    @alex1501 Let's agree to disagree ;)
     
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    If by that you mean "you have your point of view, I have mine and the truth is somewhere in between", then yes, I'm all for it.:thumbup:
     
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