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February not the month of love, but of budgets and tax

As we approach the end of February, you’ll start hearing two words a lot: “budget” and “tax”.

This is the time when the minister of finance delivers the national budget speech, outlining the government’s money plans for the following 12 months; plans that hinge almost entirely on taxpayers’ money. If you’re a provisional taxpayer, February is also when the SA Revenue Service (Sars) asks you nicely to hand over a chunk of your earnings...

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