Fresh bid to stop struggling SAA from crashing

2019-07-28 14:59

Solidarity is reviving its plan to have loss-making SAA placed under business rescue, but it is also still willing to engage Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

The Gautrain wants to use levies paid by people across South Africa – such as vehicle registration fees – to fund much of its huge planned expansion

2019-07-18 05:58

The Gautrain expansion is due to see an additional 150km railway track, and 18 stations added to the network – and it hopes all of South Africa will help to pay for it.

Ferial Haffajee: How much more pressure can the middle class take before it cracks?

2019-07-04 05:00

SA's middle class is carrying a disproportionate tax burden and facing a slew of rapidly rising costs to boot, says Ferial Haffajee.

Solly Moeng: We've been touched on our money

2019-04-03 05:00

It's you and me footing the bill (through ever-increasing prices and taxes) while others live the high life at our expense, says Solly Moeng.

Treasury: No economic forecast is perfect, but ours is better than others

2019-03-01 13:35

Treasury has responded to criticisms that it is too optimistic in its economic growth forecasts.

Tensions rise, hundreds arrested in Paris as protests unfold

2018-12-08 18:00

Tensions escalated across Paris with police firing tear gas and using water cannons to quell 'Yellow Vests' protesters on Saturday.

New York Times report: Trump committed 'outright fraud' to avoid taxes after he inherited $400 million

2018-10-03 07:42

By the time he was 3 years old, Trump was earning $200,000 a year in today's dollars.

Treasury crunching numbers in case zero VAT list widens revenue gap

2018-08-17 06:45

If there is a revenue gap caused by additional zero-rated VAT items, then Treasury will either have to adjust expenditure, or raise taxes in the mid-term budget, Parliament has heard.

Better collection means a better outlook for taxes

2018-08-05 09:48

Personal tax revenue growth, which is moving in the right direction, and higher VAT collection could mean lower hikes.

Slovakia faces challenge of shifting gear into e-cars

2018-08-01 07:49

A small country but ranked as a major automaker, Slovakia now risks paying a heavy price should it miss out on the accelerating change to electric cars, analysts say.


Tax plunderers beware, warns Solidarity on looming tax protest

2019-07-28 12:44

Solidarity is embarking on what it has called a "lawful tax protest" campaign, which would include legal actions against state enterprises.

Ferial Haffajee: Stop taxing us! Spend our money honestly instead

2019-07-11 05:00

South Africans are way over-taxed, says Ferial Haffajee. Shouldn't the taxes we do pay be put to better use?

Earn less than R500,000 a year? SARS says you don't have to file returns - here's why you probably should

2019-06-05 09:23

Maintaining an unbroken history with SARS could count in your favour later on.

No more room for govt to raise taxes - economists

2019-02-27 17:53

Raising taxes won't necessarily increase tax revenue, members of Parliament heard.

Motsoaledi says National Heath Insurance is about equality, not votes

2018-11-01 10:53

NHI is a proposed state-run health financing system that aims to pool funds to provide access to quality health services for all South Africans regardless of their economic status.

Death and taxes - lessons on the recession from the Roman Empire

2018-09-15 07:00

What do Cyril Ramaphosa and Emperor Justinian have in common? Quite a lot, says Khulekani Magubane.

Finance Minister will amend SARS Act once Nugent inquiry wraps up

2018-08-16 16:03

Amendments to the SARS Act will be delayed until next year, pending the outcomes of the Nugent Commission of Inquiry.

A tax on eggs just jumped by 50% – but producers say you probably won't pay more

2018-08-01 12:54

A previously voluntary levy for marketing and empowerment paid by some egg producers has been increased and made mandatory, but the SA Poultry Association doesn't think consumers will notice any change.


2018-07-17 08:45

ORDINARY Nigerians are in a sweat after their government announced plans to add a tax on some locally produced items – including essentials like soap and toilet paper.

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