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Allyjan
No I do not
Tax provisions for travel and working from home
Amanda
No I do not
low cost residential units
Clifford
Not fully
Tax provisions for travel and working from home
There are too many aspects grouped together to comment on properly. Each tax incentive change should be listed and commented on, on it's own merits and explained in detail.

Most of these notices mean nothing if you don't have a solid understanding of the current limitations etc. I guarantee that most, just like me, don't know what is being referred to. Case in point from one of the attachments: "the amount contemplated in paragraph (b)(x)(cc)"... say what now?

Tax payers are currently overtaxed as it is. Government should focus all their energies on tax collection, from the elicit trades in organized crime to those generally ducking and diving their tax responsibilities but driving fancy cars and living the high life. Lifestyle audits should be the order of the day, especially for politicians.

Travel incentives should be left as is, with a different incentive proposed and calculated for those taxpayers working from home. But what about the tax paid by companies that now have additional expenses to accommodate those working from home? What tax breaks are there for them?

UIF limits should be massively increased to match peoples actual salaries. The contributions from higher earners could be hiked accordingly but what's the point of limiting the value to only the first R17 000 and then still on a sliding scale that actually pays out next to nothing at the end of the day. You could triple or quadruple the contributions if the limits are taken away or increased dramatically. Imagine if this was done just ten years ago. UIF payments during Covid could have been extended for many more months to the most vulnerable as the funds would've been there.




Quintin
No I do not
other
A Tax incentive is a great way for any government to provide a boost in a certain sector of the economy. removal of these incentives should be based on a thorough examination of whether the tax incentive is still required for this sector or not. It should under no circumstances be based on whether the government has enough money or not, and the ANC does exactly that, they realized the ATM's known as SOE's are out of money and now they need another source of tax money for their own personal enrichment and all of a sudden their changing tax laws to squeeze more money out of the tax payer.
Shaun
No I do not
The 2021 Draft Rates Bill
Rates, combined with the utility bills is making registered businesses reconsider the value of being a registered business. It's easier to be part of the informal business sector and just not have to pay anything at all. The reason for these massive increases are for salaries for council staff who are just not providing the required services at the levels that are acceptable.
No grass is being cut, no waste bins etc. are provided thus the towns look like pig styes.
Barbara
No I do not
low cost residential units
John
No I do not
other
The current ruling party continue on their poor decision-making policy drive. They implement lockdowns that defy all logic; now realise the consequences of their poor decision making coupled with their policies of over regulation of the private sector, the so called "free market", so now turn to continue to punish the tax paying institutions and citizens of the country!

As highlighted by many, many sources, including the current Minster of Finance, it is time for the ruling party to start looking internally to tighten their own belt, significantly! Clearly the other items such as corruption and wasteful expenditure needs to be included.

Removing incentive schemes that facilitate growth, such as research and educational development programs to mention a few, that grow the country and ultimately the tax base. The removal of the artisan development tax incentive has devastated the hands on technical capability of the country.

Once again the decision making and policy making of the ruling party is set to reduce growth for a shortsighted gain that will fast evaporate as has been seen with the taxation of expat revenue.

Clearly the ruling party does not understand the concept that it is not possible to tax a country out of poverty!
Yvonne
No I do not
other
The more money the government takes from the man in the street, whatever race, plus the increases in basic wages and food is going to result in a great los of jobs. Already people are having to do without domestic help and farm laboroures are being retrenched. Government employees never went without salaries and the luxuries are still their monthly perks, fancy cars and homes whilst the majority of the lower income people are really badly affected. Example UGU and RAy Nkonyeni municipality cannot deliver basic services but are all driving big, new expensive cars. For years we have suffered severe water services, some areas many months on end, they do not answer phones, do not correct their account system and make refunds due, have sewerage running ñ into the street so no lagoons but they all receive big salaries and new cars for WHAT? Arrogance and incompetence. Do NOT do away with tax exemptions, reduce the salaries of incompetent employees and politicians and get this country back to what it used to be, something we can call home and be proud of. The rural areas are really suffering, no water in these times, no electricity, no employment and expected to stop the covid spread. Stop corruption and recover the money and assets from those who are guilty.
Diana
No I do not
Tax provisions for travel and working from home
Please STOP taking away from the only people who are paying tax into the coffers.
Carinna
No I do not
Urban development zones and learnership
This incentive has been assisting in urban renewal for CBD as most property developers turn to focus on new areas and move away from CBD
Gary
No I do not
Tax provisions for travel and working from home
YOU, on your own caused this economic havoc. YOU forced people to work from home rather than face the high criminal elements allowed to wreak their own havoc (taxis are but one) en-route to work that YOU do nothing about. Now rather than support work ethics and help law abiding people that WORK for a living you allow criminals to run free and hit the tax paying citizen? Get real or GET OUT!
Robert
No I do not
Tax provisions for travel and working from home
Brian J
No I do not
Tax provisions for travel and working from home
Tracy-Lee
No I do not
Tax provisions for travel and working from home
I work for a small business and work from home doing my job.

We had to change our lives when lockdown hit and adapt so working from home was
not an option. I feel we should benefit as all expenses are now on us.

We have had to deal with earning 50% of our salaries and having to ask for payment holidays
so we are now in a worse off position.

A tax provision would be greatly appreciated.
CECILIA
Not fully
airport and port assets
Help us grow the economy. Do not throw roadblocks at the economy.
Hamish
No I do not
The 2021 Draft Rates Bill
The citizens are over-taxed already and now you want to take away even the little bit of relief some are entitled to. Pensioners are all ready struggling to make ends meet.

Pieter
No I do not
Urban development zones and learnership
Dave
No I do not
Tax provisions for travel and working from home
It's a scientifically studied phenomenon that people respond better to positive feedback than punishment, therefore by removing incentives one limits the drive and ingenuity of the South African people
Monica
No I do not
The 2021 Draft Rates Bill
Ncedo
No I do not
The 2021 Draft Rates Bill
Again, the entire point of all of this is to fund a government that is failing to properly run this country. The damn arrogance and disregard for their natural place in this society is sickening. These deductibles are supposed to be incentives that encourage economic activity in strategic areas of our economy, these deductions form very compelling cases for investment in the various sectors they are currently available under, removing them is a direct communication from the government affirming that they no longer are in support of the economic benefit these incentives create, and that they seem to think we are better off a communist state dictated to buy a party with monstrous delusions of grandeur and a false sense that the public believe these amateurish attempts at ripping is off. The ANC is trying to gather more money from the tax payer before they launch their anti-democracy order. Go fly a kite.