Tollgate to be paid in foreign currency

A tollgate at West Nicholson

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube today presented a ZWL$421.6 billion budget, premised on an economic rebound which is also hinged on anticipated recovery from COVID-19.

The budget proposed that toll fees be payable in foreign or local currencies at the Foreign Currency Auction Rate.

Under the new structure, Light Motor Vehicles will pay $2, minibuses $3, buses $4, heavy vehicles $5, haulage trucks $10 and the residential discount will be set at $10 per month. Said Ncube:

In addition, toll fees for foreign-registered vehicles will be payable in United States Dollars or equivalent in other foreign currencies, using the above rates.

The budget also proposed a PAYE tax-free threshold of ZWL$10,000 per month from ZWL$5,000 per month.

It also revised the bonus tax-free threshold from ZWL$5,000 to ZWL$25,000, effective 1 November 2020.

Meanwhile, the largest allocation of ZWL$55.2 billion was made to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, that also included a provision for sanitary wear for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement was allocated ZWL$46.3 billion while the Ministry of Defence was allocated ZWL$23.8 billion.

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