Govt expecting stronger tax revenue collection: Treasury

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JOHANNESBURG - Government is expecting stronger than anticipated tax revenue collection, according to Treasury's updated monthly government revenue and expenditure data.

Gross government tax revenue amounted to R377-billion for the period between April and June this year, up 56.2-percent compared to the same period last year.

The unexpected gains are due to strong mining corporate tax receipts amid elevated commodity prices.

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Corporate tax receipts from the financial sector have also been strong.

The tax boost is expected to help government pay for the COVID-19 and looting support.

Despite the windfall revenue, there are still concerns, that lie beyond the current fiscal year.


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