Some media outlets, websites and social media have reported on the imposition of new tax fees on the electricity bill for the benefit of the radio and television.
The Media Center of the Council of Ministers contacted the Ministries of Finance, Electricity and Renewable Energy, and this news was denied, and the two ministries confirmed that it is not correct to impose any new tax fees on the electricity bill for the benefit of radio and television.
They explained that the tax fees that are collected for the benefit of radio and television are fees that are actually applied, according to Law No. 77 of 1968, and there has been no increase or amendment to them, at a rate of 0.2 piasters / kWh from lighting consumption up to 45 kWh per month. As for household use in the governorates of Cairo, Alexandria and Giza, and 0.1 piasters / kWh in the rest of the governorates, they stressed that no new taxes are imposed except with a legal text and after approval by the House of Representatives.
The Ministry of Electricity added that the specific tax fee of three pounds is collected annually on the electricity supply even if the actual supply period is less than a full year, according to Article 96 Paragraph A of Law No. 111 of 1980 and its amendments, as well as the collection of three piasters per kilowatt hour Of electricity used for lighting anywhere, or for commercial purposes, including elevators, with the exception of electricity consumption for household uses, in accordance with Article 96, Paragraph B of Law No. 111 of 1980 and its amendments, and Article 1 of Law No. 115 of 1980, in addition to Collect 0.6 piasters for every ten kilowatt hour of electricity used for industrial purposes, in accordance with Article 96, Paragraph C of Law No. 111 of 1980 and its amendments.
The article The government denies imposing taxes on the electricity bill for “Radio and Television” It was written in Al-Borsa newspaper.