Stop Mzansi from losing billions of rands

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Dear Finance Minister Gordhan,

We call on you to act now to stop big companies and the rich from hiding their profits overseas. We support efforts to put in law mandatory country-by-country reporting by multi-nationals up to the project level. This will force companies to report on their profits and earnings even in other countries. Governments should be able to exchange financial information freely and encourage cooperation and compliance between tax administrators. There should be no excuse for tax avoidance.

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Women in Mzansi have no choice but to pay for having their periods, yet the rich and big companies can afford to hide billions of rands from SARS. In 2012 alone, companies in South Africa hid over $29 billion overseas to avoid paying tax. That’s 1300 Nkandla security upgrades, to be exact [1]. Let’s stop imagining what this money could do for us and demand it starts working for us. Add your name to this campaign to stop those who say to our government "Tax me if you can". 

400,000 families, who could have moved into RDP houses in 2012, continue to live in shacks and overcrowded dwellings.

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If we’re going to tackle inequality, we need a tax system that isn’t rigged to punish the poor. All of us who live in Mzansi pay tax and are contributing towards service delivery, including every time we buy sanitary pads, condoms or airtime we pay tax through VAT. In fact, in the 2014/15 financial year, the biggest source of tax revenue came from individuals, through salary tax and VAT. We are paying double the amount corporates pay. This means you and I are essentially subsidising corporate profits while earning peanuts.

The amandla .mobi community together with many civil society groups in Mzansi have already started mobilizing on this issue. We need 10 000 signatures to make enough noise for Finance Minister Gordhan to hear us.

[1] Tackling Africa’s illicit finance flight. Greg Nicolson for the Daily Maverick.19 May 2015.

 



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    George Barrett
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    Motlatsi Khosi
  • signed 2016-04-06 13:43:05 +0200
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  • signed via 2016-04-06 13:11:36 +0200
    Rich Individuals and big corporates must disclose their financials internationally and locally. They must pay a fair tax.
  • signed via 2016-04-06 13:04:12 +0200
    Let’s drop these people
  • signed 2016-04-06 13:00:07 +0200
    Everyone should pay tax
  • signed 2016-04-06 12:42:58 +0200
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  • signed 2016-03-04 14:40:36 +0200
    Stop the corporate mafia bleeding us dry…

    #TaxRevenue
  • signed 2016-02-24 20:13:14 +0200
    Thanks for the campaign
  • signed via 2016-02-24 12:19:27 +0200
    Please aid in making tis country fair and all must contribute to our country, not to escape with funds that should assist the most vulnerable and poor in our country
  • signed via 2016-02-22 14:27:42 +0200
    Romi Reinecke
  • signed 2016-02-22 14:14:30 +0200
    We need solutions for redistributing the wealth of South African individuals, families, and companies in order to create greater socio-economic equality. The notion that rich individuals and companies will use their wealth to help transform South Africa into a more socio-economically just society is utter claptrap. International experience has shown that taxing wealthy individuals and corporate entities can actual lead to a more equitable distribution of resources in society.
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