Power tax every step of the way to your home

May 13, 2008 at 5:25 am 5 comments

Let us say you used 122 kwh of electricity last month.

1. A NAPOCOR or IPP plant produced that electricty.

Before it got out of the plant, you were slapped a tax of P62.50, or 51

2. The electricity was transported by a TRANSCO transmission cable to your
distribution utility like Meralco.

The government again taxed you, this time P12.94, or 11 centavos/kwh.

3. Meralco got the electricity, put it into their lines and delivered it to your

The government again taxed you, this time P22.72, or 19 centavos/kwh.
This even included a tax on a tax, the franchise tax, amounting to P5.67.

4. Since you also pay for the system loss (technical and administrative

The government again slapped you a tax, this time P10.33, or 8 centavos/kwh.

That is why, when you intend to flick on a switch, think twice, because once you
let the current pass to light your room, you will be paying all those taxes
enumerated above, and it is on a per hour basis!

Last April all those taxes amounted to 93 centavos/kwhr. It used to be about 70
centavos at the start of the Arroyo regime’s Epira.

Arroyo can easily reduce our electric bill if she wants to by removing the VAT
which was not there before 2006.



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5 Comments Add your own

  • […] Arroyo administration is also responsible for the VAT on power. This comprises about 72-75 centavos/kWh of the total power rates. Its’ about 10% of our total […]

  • 2. vera gensan  |  June 5, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Ang nakakapikon talaga ay yung tax on the franchise tax. Talagang in your face ang pagkuha nito sa mga kumokonsumo ng koryente!

    Kahit na ka off ang koryente sa bahay mo, ay may tax ka pa rin babayaran kasi yung mga binibili mo naman sa labas ng bahay mo ay gumagamit ng koryente na may halaga na, bunga ng mga nakalistang tax, at pagpasa rin ng mga ito sa mga consumers.

    Kaya kailangan ang puspusang pagbibigay ng pinaka simpleng paliwanag gaya ng ginawa mo. Dito, masusukat talaga ang pagkaintindi ng mga mamamayan na ngayon ay binibira ng matinding krisis pangekonomiya.

  • 3. jo of iloilo  |  June 12, 2008 at 1:36 am

    hay buhay! yun ay kung meron pa tayo non…kawawa ang mga anak natin. we have an economist for a president pa naman…how ironic!

  • 4. jariz vida  |  August 14, 2008 at 5:52 am

    maari nyo ba kaming padalhan ng mga current study nyo about sa mga issue?Doc. Domingo Yu, need a copy about power issues.

  • 5. Erik  |  January 12, 2012 at 5:56 am

    I thought it is only the Meralco whos making money from its customers but i was wrong, i found out that it’s also the government making thesame. if only those taxes being collected were use (rightly) then the Philippines will no longer have rough roads even inthe remotest area, there will also be enough government schools that would cater the poor students till they graduate. how i wish b4 i go to my final destination my children will experience a government that is true to its citizenry (providing its needs), a government that u can be proud off wherever you go.


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