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Tax Freedom Day: SA among most taxed countries

Today marks Tax Freedom Day in South Africa, a day on which average South African income-earners start working for themselves.

JOHANNESBURG - Today marks Tax Freedom Day in South Africa, a day on which average South African income-earners at last start working for themselves.

The past 145 days, starting on 1 January to 25 May, were be spent working to pay SA citizen's total taxes for the calendar year; and anything from tomorrow is all in the people's pockets.

Free Market Foundation Director, Leon Louw, says tax freedom day is a very effective indicator for tax appetite of different governments around the world.

Listen to the soundcloud above as 702's Bruce Whitfield interviews Louw.

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