Category Archives: Budget

Budget 2019: Credibility Restored?

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the … Continue reading

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Your Selection of Budget 2019 Tax Calculators

“People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women” (Anon) How long will you work for the taxman today? Input your salary into the 2019 Tax Clock calculator and find out how many hours you … Continue reading

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What does Budget 2019 mean for you?

The following proposed tax changes were announced Income tax rates are left unchanged. The primary rebate was marginally increased but the overall effect of this is that individuals will pay R12.8 billion more in tax – the so called “bracket … Continue reading

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Budget 2019: Your Tips for Tito

On 20th February the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, will make his budget speech. Traditionally, the Minister asks the public what they would like to see in the budget and this year Treasury has specifically asked South Africans to send … Continue reading

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You and Budget 2018: The New Tables

For ease of reference please find below – The new tax tables for individuals and trusts (with notes). The new tax tables for Small Business Corporations. NEW INCOME TAX TABLES 2018/19 (INDIVIDUALS & SPECIAL TRUSTS) Taxable Income Tax   R0 … Continue reading

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You and Budget 2018: It Could Have Been Worse!

“What people really want is fairness. They want people paying their fair share of taxes” (Barack Obama) In the Medium-Term Budget Speech (MTBS) last October, Finance Minister Gigaba laid out some frightening numbers – tax revenue was not rising as … Continue reading

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Submit Your Budget 2018 Tips!

The Minister of Finance makes his Budget Speech on 21 February and would like to hear your tips for the Budget. To submit your suggestions go to “Budget Tips” on the National Treasury website. Our 2018 Budget is one of … Continue reading

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Inflation’s Different Effects on Different Income Groups: The Danger for South Africa

Each month Statistics SA releases the inflation figure (CPI). Currently it is 5.9% which is a considerable improvement on February’s 7%. What is interesting is the CPI figure is a composite of five quintiles of income groups – from the … Continue reading

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Are We Headed for Junk Status or Only Tax Increases?

“We have to show that we will stick to our undertakings on consolidation, but on the other hand we have got to be very mindful that fiscal consolidation in the absence of growth does damage growth further.” (Finance Minister Pravin … Continue reading

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