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.

Death and taxes trump political rhetoric

2018-07-09 08:45

Julius Malema is haunted by his past tax problems. This is a serious threat to the moral integrity of the EFF, a party that is trying to build a reputation for speaking truth to power, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Are you facing a tax audit by SARS? Know your rights

2018-05-28 06:01

A taxpayer who is subject to a tax audit has certain rights to engage with SARS, says Graeme Palmer from Garlicke & Bousfield Inc.

'Why the VAT rate will never be reduced'

2018-03-04 15:04

The poor and working class will forever contribute a disproportionately large amount of value-added tax to the country’s fiscus, suggests Fin24 reader Wayne Gray.


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.

Bruce Whitfield: Here’s why there is no escaping high petrol prices – and what government can do to make it better

2018-07-04 13:03

Despite its protestations, the government controls two important parts of the petrol price equation. It can't do much about those, true, but it can make the high price bite less.

Red Ants 'win back' tax compliance status in legal wrangle with SARS

2018-05-21 20:09

The Pretoria High Court has given the South African Revenue Service 24 hours to restore the tax compliance status of Red Ant Security Relocation and Eviction Services, the company known for the tearing down of illegally-erected houses.

ANC seeks to shield poor from sales tax hike

2018-02-26 07:28

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

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