An email has been conveyed by Uber to NSW clients cautioning them about a $1 levy that will be charged from this Thursday on every ride by the State Government. This also affects the Other Ride share and Taxi Services
The tax will be applied to each outing made in taxis, car hire and ride-sharing like Uber in most of the state.
On a temporary basis, Travellers would be charged $1 in addition to Goods & Service Tax (GST) for each ride, which would go towards a $250 million taxi remuneration bundle for the taxi business.
Now it depends upon the Service provider whether to retain the levy, or to pass it on to their New South Wales Customers.
Company puzzled over Taxi industry 'bailout'
It is claimed by Uber that the introduction of Tax implication after 2 years is a big puzzle in itself.
“The NSW Government’s point to point transport reforms have given people more choice and expanded the reach of safe, reliable and affordable transport options across the state,” a spokesman said.
It is still a puzzle that why the Government of New South Wales is charging the tax to traveling public to give the taxi industry a benefaction that even data figure out it is even not necessary.
Levy applied on dense Populated parts of New South Wales
This new implication of Government decision of Levy on Passenger is mainly applied in Eastern & Most Populated parts of NSW in Sydney, Dubbo, Tweed Heads, Griffith, Albury, Queanbeyan, Deniliquin, Narromine, Gilgandra, Tamworth, Narrabri, Moree, Boggabilla and Coonabarabran.
This action is not going to apply in western part of the state including the towns of Balranald, Hay, Condobolin, Nyngan, Coonamble and Burren Junction, with the exception of Broken Hill and Wentworth where the levy will apply.