Tito Mboweni: Flashy preachers to be probed for suspected tax evasion

Finance minister Tito Mboweni wants the taxman to clamp down on controversial preachers suspected of tax evasion and other related crimes.

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BudgetSpeech2020 Tito Mboweni on flashy preachers: 'Have you seen them? They feed people snake and grass and they walk on people, they do all kinds of crazy things in the name of God, hayi khona.'

Finance minister Tito Mboweni wants the taxman to clamp down on controversial preachers suspected of tax evasion and other related crimes.

At a pre-budget speech press briefing on Wednesday, Mboweni said the government could no longer afford to sit back and watch controversial"men of the cloth" flaunt their wealth while they found creative ways of evading tax. “Have you seen them? They feed people snake and grass and they walk on people, they do all kinds of crazy things in the name of God, hayi khona . “And then you see them displaying wealth; the big cars, the doors that open both sides and all kinds of things - and they are not paying tax, these fellows. Some of them have private jets, and so on all in the name of God,” said Mboweni, speaking to journalists before delivering his budget speech in parliament on Wednesday afternoon. Mboweni said he had mandated tax experts within the National Treasury and the tax service Sars to tighten up the country's laws governing the tax affairs of religious public-benefit organisations or churches. “They said they are already paying tax, I said, 'where?'” Mboweni said churches were mushrooming everywhere; the congregants were paying contributions but the church leaders did not pay taxes. He warned that this kind of lawlessness would bring the country down. “I know I am going to get into trouble about this. The president will probably call me into his office and say, 'what did you say about that thing', and then I will tweet about it later,” he joked. Read more: Times LIVE

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Tito Mboweni: Flashy preachers to be probed for suspected tax evasionBudgetSpeech2020 Tito Mboweni on flashy preachers: 'Have you seen them? They feed people snake and grass and they walk on people, they do all kinds of crazy things in the name of God, hayi khona.' That's then Tito himself and the latter of the government he's mentioning 😂🤣😱😠😠😠💩💩💩 Not as if the ANC are treating Our People much better they just do it in the name of the people instead of in the name of God. 99% of the churches, especially those operated by foreigners like Bushiri and Lukau, are not paying taxes and are guilty of money laundering

Tito Mboweni: Flashy preachers to be probed for suspected tax evasion“Have you seen them? They feed people snake and grass and they walk on people, they do all kinds of crazy things in the name of God, hayi khona. BudgetSpeech2020 Tax them!!!! 45% Tito is including himself and the latter of the government 😂🤣😠😱💩 Another talk with no Action

Tito Mboweni: Flashy preachers to be probed for suspected tax evasionFinance minister Tito Mboweni wants the taxman to clamp down on controversial preachers suspected of tax evasion and other related crimes. maggsnaidu I’m yet to here a fund manager condemning today’s speech. I’m not sure what to make of this but it makes one uncomfortable. TheThin41314045 That's leadership! That's progress.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni should announce a tax on e-cigarettes in Budget Speech | IOL NewsE-cigarette taxation is necessary because e-cigarette use is harmful to health and increases the strain on the health care system and public purse. Taxation should be used on these kind of issues. But not on GORVENMENT spending. GORVENMENT spemding should be funded by the reserve Bank. Even if they act deaf we will make this msg loud and clear. This narrative is misleading Most people on E-cigarettes have access 2 private healthcare & people on the lower end of the spectrum (loose draws) couldn't be bothered 2 check in2 a public healthcare facility Besides, we lose more people in car accidents than we do 2 cigarettes Agree!!

Tips for Tito Mboweni to improve our retirement savingsHopefully, Tito Mboweni has fresh ideas to improve our retirement savings. Retirement savings reforms are essential if we are to boost the economy. This might include changing retirement age to 65 to allow workers to accumulate enough, writes Rowan Burger The 63 year old I work with gets to the office at 6 and 30 minutes after his arrival we hear loud snores... I am just saying. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Kanti was it not 65 retirement age? Or trying to say both genders at 65?🤗

Tito Mboweni cannot afford to be ambivalentThe oligopolistic structure of the major sectors of SA industry that provide barriers to entry will have to be broken, writes Landiwe Mahlangu



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