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Matthew Lester: #FeesMustFall - Widen tax exemption to R500k

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The search continues, Matthew Lester is still looking for a solution to the #FeesMustFall crisis but he says it won’t happen unless everyone it affects gets involved. He’s also looking for a solution to be found before President Jacob Zuma gives his opening address in parliament in February next year.

This time the Rhodes tax professor says government should widen the tax exemption to apply to all taxpayers who earn less than R500 000. The benefits are bountiful. – Stuart Lowman

By Matthew Lester*

Please don’t be naïve and think that the #FeesMustFall crisis will end when students go home for the annual summer break. This is only the end of the beginning.

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