#StopCitizenAbuse

Families are paying more than half of their income to the state. Major new tax increases are also on the way, with the biggest of these being EWC that will tax your business, income, and assets at 100%. Stop the abuse! Sign our tax petition below!

South Africans have never been more highly taxed than they are today, with many families paying more than half of their income to the state.

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Taxes are crippling South African businesses and families even as much of what is paid gets stolen through corruption.  Major new tax increases are also on the way, with the biggest of these being EWC that will tax your business, income, and assets at 100%.

But you are not as powerless to stand up against the abuse as it can sometimes feel.

Almost 20 000 people have joined the Friends of the IRR to stop the abuse and turn our country around. You too can take a stand. Join the resistance to and #StopCitizenAbuse by becoming a Friend of the IRR. 

What is citizen abuse? Citizen abuse happens when the state:

  • Takes its citizens for granted;
  • Steals from taxpayers;
  • Wastes resources and money meant for community upliftment;
  • Appoints incompetent staff and officials;
  • Fails to take action against corruption and incompetence;
  • Introduces policies that harm the economy and deny access to economic opportunities;
  • Insults or stigmatises some citizens on grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation;
  • Undermines the rights and freedoms citizens enjoy;
  • Opposes citizens’ efforts to build better communities; and
  • Physically abuses citizens such as by shooting at them, beating them, torturing them, or confiscating their goods and assets.

To #StopCitizenAbuse the government must

  1. Cut out corruption by firing all officials implicated in allegations of serious corruption. Following this, they can be prosecuted together with their enablers in the private sector;
  2. Cease all cadre deployment and related policies to ensure that the civil service employs only on merit;
  3. Halt the current expropriation drive; and
  4. Use the savings that would ensue to cut taxes and give the money back to South Africans.

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