South Africa Announces 2018 Budget Measures

South Africa's Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, presented the 2018 Budget to the National Assembly February 21, 2018. In his speech, Minister Gigaba announced several tax measures to address the budget deficit currently faced by the South African Ministry of Finance. Notably, the Minister has proposed an increase in the VAT rate from 14% to 15%. If the budget bill, as proposed, is signed by the President this new rate will go into effect on April 1, 2018.

For more details on the 2018 Budget, see the National Treasury's 2018 Page. In addition, the Finance Minister's speech made in front of Parliament can be found here

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