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South Africa: Tax relief measures in response to “lockdown” (COVID-19)

South Africa: Tax relief measures, coronavirus

The president on 23 March 2020 announced a nationwide “lockdown” effective for 21 days beginning from midnight on 26 March 2020 until 16 April 2020, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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There are related tax relief measures that allow a delay of remittances of the “pay as your earn” (PAYE) and other employment taxes liabilities, without triggering penalties or interest, and an acceleration of certain employment tax incentives.

Read a March 2020 report [PDF 359 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in South Africa

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