No we want to see real criminals brought to justice, not ordinary citizens that are a soft target. How about the government put that money to better use instead? There's also a principle in law that you can't go after certain "targets" to make an example. If Sars wants to prosecute for dodging taxes they have to do it equally with both big amounts and small amounts or else they risk setting a precedent that the amount determines the seriousness of the case thereby invalidating the law.Speaking to the Sunday Times, Kieswetter said that the public wants to see more criminals brought to justice for dodging their taxes.
When I pay money, I expect to get value in return, if I don't get expected value, then I do not pay - simple.i like how this guy makes it sound like people are doing it because of selfish reasons and that it has nothing to do with all the billions of taxpayer money being stolen by government.
Agree, there's too much tax being paid to make up for the money that just gets looted by the government "leaders". They have led us astray and now you see the buzzword "turnaround" being mentioned at every corner as though we are now asked to endure yet another attempt by the ANC government to deliver proper services to the citizens.Q. Why is there a tax revolt?
Are taxes too high for the services we received?
Is there too much theft/wasteful expenditure of tax money?
Are there too few tax payers?
Is the tax base shrinking because of immigration?
Here are some of the taxes:
Mike Schüssler data shows that SA has the ninth-highest tax-to-GDP burden in the world.
- Pay as You Earn (PAYE)
- Provisional tax
- Value Added Tax (VAT)
- Capitals Gains Tax
- Dividends Tax
- Fuel Levy
- Road Accident Fund Levy
- Customs Duties
- Diamond Export Levy
- Excise Levy
- Tyre Levy
- Plastic Bag Levy
- CO2 Levy
- Electric Filament Levy
- Non-Renewable Electricity Levy
- International air passenger departure tax
- Expatriates tax (new)
- Inheritance tax / Estate duty
- Interest taxation
- Lump-sum pre-retirement tax
- Lump-sums upon retirement tax
- Mining lease and ownership Taxes
- Mining royalties
- Municipal Property Rates
- Retrenchment packages tax
- Retirement funds income tax
- Securities Transfer Tax
- Sin Taxes (Cigarettes, Liquor)
- Skills development levy
- Standard income tax on employees (SITE)
- Transfer duty
- Turnover tax
- Unemployment insurance
- Withholding tax
- Donations tax
- Company income tax
- Transfer Duties (property)
That's why there is a tax revolt - too much tax.
An endless cookie jar, which they are "entitled" to abuse as they please.The problem is these people seemingly believe in 'all authority but no responsibility'..there are always two parties in any argument/wrong doing etc..it is one thing to collect Taxes, it is quite something else in how you spend it and/or misuse it..one cannot help but wonder whether those who are involved knows the difference or is this just seen as on BIG cookie jar for them...?