ARTICLES RELATING TO BUDGET 2019

Everything South Africans need to know about expat tax

2019-07-23 10:08

From March 2020, “expat tax” could be in full force and many South Africans abroad are uncertain about what this will mean for their forex flow. Here are five things you need to know.

Treasury: We have not introduced austerity measures

2019-03-01 16:49

While the fastest-growing area of spending is debt servicing costs, spend on community development, learning culture, social development and health are still above inflation.

Mboweni's Budget - The most popular stories, chosen by you

2019-02-28 07:38

From Eskom receiving billions in financial support to how sin tax will affect you, here are Fin24's top stories from Budget 2019.

Tito and the fourth industrial revolution

2019-02-27 08:13

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has hinted that SA will need to adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and that this will inform some of the decisions taken in the Budget.

SA is already looking like junk in the CDS market

2019-02-25 13:34

The consensus among economists is that South Africa will hold onto its investment grade status for the time being. Derivatives traders are not so sure.

Agriculture could go same route as Eskom without investment - FNB economist

2019-02-25 06:25

Lack of investment in infrastructure that supports the agriculture sector could see it take the same route as Eskom, senior agricultural economist Paul Makube has warned.

The Sunday Read: What we know about the Eskom unbundling so far

2019-02-24 09:27

Here is what we know so far about what the Eskom unbundling means.

#Budget2019 was missing ideas from the left. Why this isn’t a good thing

2019-02-23 07:00

Budgets are, inevitably, political, not only because they decide how the people’s money is spent but because they are products of political choices, says Steven Friedman.

BEE noble, but open doors for job creation first - economist

2019-02-22 18:22

While it is noble to ask companies to comply with BEE, government should focus on getting jobs created in the first place, suggested Nedbank economist Busisiwe Radebe at a post-Budget briefing.

INFOGRAPHIC: SA's budget deficit and debt in a nutshell

2019-02-22 16:05

Here's a breakdown of the SA's budget deficit, inflation and debt statistics for 2019.

 

Treasury: SARS is paying out more VAT refunds

2019-03-01 18:05

More people are filing VAT refund claims, which reflects that people believe they will get their refunds back.

Treasury: If Eskom's turnaround plan is 'credible' SA can maintain its credit rating

2019-03-01 11:34

There is still uncertainty about the financial support Eskom requires, as it hinges on the power utility's tariffs, members of Parliament heard.

Budget Review: Everything you need to know about how Budget2019 affects your pocket

2019-02-28 07:14

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced no increases in income tax rates and the VAT rate will remain unchanged, but this does not mean taxpayers will go unscathed.

Mboweni spoke directly to rating agencies in Budget speech - tax expert

2019-02-26 07:24

In his Budget speech, Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni spoke directly to rating agencies to address some of their most important concerns, says David French, director of tax consulting at Mazars.

Mboweni likely realised a tax ceiling has been reached in SA

2019-02-25 07:06

Budget 2019 seems to show an acceptance that taxation levels have reached a ceiling, says Melanie Milleskie, tax expert at Deloitte Africa.

There is 'no opportunity for corruption' at IPP procurement office, says Radebe

2019-02-24 11:10

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has slammed rumours that there is anything untoward within the bidding process of Independent Power Producer procurement.

#Budget2019: You can bet on a gambling levy - tax experts

2019-02-23 08:30

A "gambling levy", to mitigate the negative effects of excessive gambling, was again proposed in Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's 2019 Budget speech.

Justice Malala: 2 key tasks must follow Budget 2019

2019-02-22 21:05

There are two key tasks that must follow on Budget 2019, according to political commentator Justice Malala.

Radebe to hold briefing on Independent Power Producers - this might be why

2019-02-22 16:10

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe will on Sunday hold a briefing on Independent Power Producers, which have been thrust into the spotlight following news of Eskom's unbundling.

INFOGRAPHIC: What the budget said about tax, grants and your retirement

2019-02-22 16:05

Here's a breakdown of South Africa's revenue and expenditure for 2019.

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