Security should be tax deductible in South Africa, because the government has failed to keep us safe: union
The agricultural union TLU SA will ask Finance Minister Tito Mbwoweni to allow all South Africans to deduct security expenses from taxes.
Although companies can deduct these types of costs, the union noted that Section 23 (b) of the Income Tax Act prohibits South Africans from doing the same.
“Countless South Africans have been subjected to the most serious invasion of their freedom by becoming victims of violence,” said Henry Geldenhuys, president of TLU SA.
“The Constitution requires the state to protect us from such invasions. However, the utter failure of the state to do so is painfully apparent, just by looking at its own statistics. “
Citing data from Stats SA, Geldenhuys said that burglary or burglary is the number one crime in South Africa.