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Fuel excise rates reduced for fuel 6 months

A few days ago, the Australian Federal Government announced a temporary reduction in the excise rate for diesel and petrol fuels from 44.2 cents to 22.1 cents per litre from 30 March 2022 for a period of 6 months. These changes have now passed in to law and taken effect.   These measures are intended to ease cost of living pressures for households and businesses. For all Prism customers this will result in direct savings on the cost of fuel for the effective period. As strong supporters of the transport industries that keeps this country moving, the Prism team are glad to see our customers benefiting from these measures.   The effect of the changes on Fuel Tax Credits (FTC) is to reduce the FTC rate for Heavy Vehicles used on public roads to zero and to reduce the FTC rate for non-public road use to 22.1 cents per litre for the effective period. Prism has been updated with these rates and they will be reflected in reports delivered from April. There are some interesting follow-on impli
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