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    Municipal Business Tax

    I am sure most of you have seen this by now!!!!

    So I am now supposed to (if they pass this) pay an extra tax for operating my fast food store in Pretoria CBD??????????

    I just got this store to start breaking even recently then I got hit with the electricity increase and so on and so on....

    What the hell is going on in this country even if this does not get passed how in the #### do you even come up with #### like this...

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    just to add,

    I already pay higher than normal rent, electricity, water, rates, etc... just because it is the Pretoria CBD as compared to other area's so in turn the municipality is already getting more than others and now they want even more????

    Either tons more businesses close down adding to the governments employment targets of having more people unemployed or businesses slowly start moving out the main metros and eventually they will lose more income as the business activity in the main metros die off...

    Generating more income is not the solution right now, they need to learn how to manage what they have properly first.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWalker View Post
    I am sure most of you have seen this by now!!!!
    Not I.

    Applicable to Pretoria CBD only?
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    Well the only other solution is to increase your selling price.
    If every one is not making a profit, moving out of the city is not going to solve the problem, as the services are still required with in the CBD, so customers will have to pay more to get the same stuff.
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    According to the article from the paper yesterday,

    eThekwini, Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay, Ekurhuleni and Cape Town.

    I was so upset just reading the article I forgot to even check exactly which ones.

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    I've got an idea!
    Why don't they get their house in order, get their corruption under control (EL has two of the three billion budget missing) stop paying councilors as if they were company directors (which they are not) ditch the perks councilors get cars and all, fire the useless expensive municipal staff who do nothing instead of the job they are paid for and collect all the outstanding property taxes Rbillions countrywide that is owed to every municipality then they won't have to screw the businessman again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wynn View Post
    I've got an idea!
    Why don't they get their house in order, get their corruption under control (EL has two of the three billion budget missing) stop paying councilors as if they were company directors (which they are not) ditch the perks councilors get cars and all, fire the useless expensive municipal staff who do nothing instead of the job they are paid for and collect all the outstanding property taxes Rbillions countrywide that is owed to every municipality then they won't have to screw the businessman again.
    They are realists, not retards.

    They know damn well that they stand a much better chance of getting the businesses to cough up. All that other stuff you mention is, well, just too hard or impossible to do.
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    Yep,another in a long line of soft-target taxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveob View Post
    They are realists, not retards.
    Are you absolutely 100% sure?

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