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Government will continue to engage stakeholders in a bid to cushion the poor from the impact of the VAT increase which comes into...

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VAT should be dealt with cautiously and if the hike is rejected, then Parliament will have to find alternative options to fund the...

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Treasury plans to take a collaborative approach in the consideration of goods to be added to the list of zero-rated items,...

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Trade union federation Cosatu has rejected the proposed one percentage point hike in VAT that was announced by former finance...

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VAT - and the fuel levy hike - is the clearest example of how the tax regime makes working people bear the burden for...

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Cabinet says considering expanding the list of zero-rated goods, following concerns raised over the increase in the VAT rate.

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Several NGOs, trade unions and political parties are gearing up to fight the increase in the VAT rate as well as other taxes.

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It is positive to have a theme of support for SMEs in both the recent State of the Nation Address and in Budget 2018, says Business...

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The tax revenue the 1% increase in VAT to 15% will raise is similar to the accumulated losses of SAA from 2012 to 2018, says the...

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There is a struggle to balance SA's service delivery needs and the need to manage government's finances, explains the Parliamentary...

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Risks to Budget 2018 were raised by the Financial and Fiscal Commission at a joint meeting of the select and standing parliamentary...

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It seems as if tax administration and compliance have taken a back seat in the ongoing struggle to fund the revenue shortfall, says...

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Treasury made very little attempt at reigning in government expenditure in Budget 2018, says a tax consulting director at Mazars.

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The ANC NEC wants government to consider measures to alleviate pressure on the poor following the announcement of the VAT rate...

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Sizwe Mbhele, director of strategy of Business Leadership SA talks to Moeshfieka Botha on his take of Budget 2018 - including what...

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The education of South Africa's youth has been highlighted as one of the top three national priorities in Finance Minister Malusi...

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While the winds of change have been sweeping through Parliament, the dust of the Guptas still clouded the place on Budget Day.

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VAT is a better devil
Feb 25 2018 06:00

The budget is belt-tightening but it needs to be to get the country out of this very difficult fiscal position.

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Treasury gets tough
Feb 25 2018 06:00

Dodgy municipal finances are a growing scourge and Treasury seems to be getting impatient with the third tier of government’s...

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VAT hike irks unions
Feb 25 2018 06:00

SA Federation of Trade Unions’ Zwelinzima Vavi says: I will personally recommend that we strike against the increase in VAT.

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How does the Budget affect me?
Feb 25 2018 06:00

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba had to juggle a tough budget.

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Ratings under threat
Feb 25 2018 06:00

Analysts divided over whether budget will keep agency downgrades at bay.

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As government targets consumption tax, the burden will fall on to the emerging middle class.

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The National Budget Speech has come at an important juncture for the economy, as entrepreneurs will be encouraged by the higher...

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The SAHRC has said the economic challenges that prompted the recent fuel levy and VAT hikes as announced in the budget could have...

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Giving up drinking and smoking could have a profound effect on your pocket, says an economist.

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