The Treasury has reacted to reports that SA’s tax treaty with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will help the Gupta family avoid tax, insisting that its purpose was to tackle genuine trade and business needs. While some tax experts have questioned the wisdom of a double tax agreement with countries that have low or zero tax rates, SA has several, including with Mauritius, Qatar, Oman and other countries in the Middle East.
The request supports the assessment that the board of the struggling state-owned airline made of its future funding requirements. The airline is dependent on a R19bn state guarantee to remain operational. ALSO READ: Treasury flies to SAA's rescue with emergency R2.2bn injectionThe question of SAA’s recapitalisation is under review by the Treasury and is expected to be addressed when Gigaba tables the medium-term budget policy statement in Parliament‚ in October.
The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is keeping mum about whether it is a possible buyer should the government decide to dispose of all or part of its 39.7% stake in Telkom to pay for its R2.2bn bail-out of South African Airways (SAA). Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has given an undertaking that the bail-out, which was necessary to repay a loan to Standard Chartered Bank that the bank refused to extend, will be budget neutral in the current financial year.
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Selecting a term
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