Tax Relief

Companies and unions are pushing for earnings subsidies and tax breaks

Many Viennese interview Matthew Parks, the parliamentary coordinator of Cosatu.

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Businesses and unions are calling for income support for workers and tax breaks for companies in sectors that are forced to close during lockdown level four.

Labor Minister Thulas Nxesi says the UIF has sufficient funds to provide assistance.

Many Viennese interviewed Matthew Parks, Cosatu’s parliamentary coordinator (scroll up to listen).

The Minister has agreed to our request … We hope to conclude the agreement in the next few days …

Matthew Parks, Parliamentary Coordinator – Cosatu

Many workers – waiters for example – are dependent on the hours worked. If you don’t have money, how do you buy groceries?

Matthew Parks, Parliamentary Coordinator – Cosatu

The state has to give tax relief to these companies … Banks and insurance companies have largely failed, but as always are making profits … How do you pay your obligations if you don’t get a salary?

Matthew Parks, Parliamentary Coordinator – Cosatu

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