n Personal Finance Newsletter - Our perceptions of tax : tax

Volume 2010, Issue 348
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From time to time I've been taken to task by the "powers that be" at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for daring to suggest that South African taxpayers' attitude towards paying taxes is anything less than one's "patriotic duty to contribute to the well-being of the country". A particular statement that I have made in the past that has raised temperatures among certain SARS staffers is one relating to tax being a cost that needs to be managed, and reduced wherever possible.

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