Why SA celebrates Tax Freedom Day six weeks later than in 1994

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Cape Town – Today 25 May 2017 is Tax Freedom Day – the date on which South Africans will have earned enough to pay all the taxes levied by government. This is five days later than in 2015 and six weeks later than in 1994.

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In a statement, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) said this trend is likely to continue as government spending, its deficit and government debt continue to rise.

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