In a bid to curb tax abuse and boost the state’s fast-dwindling coffers, the National Treasury is pushing to alter the Income Tax Act, potentially making it harder for thousands of low-income families to receive tax-exempt bursaries for their family members.

The bill on the proposal was recently passed by the National Assembly, and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) concurred during a vote on Tuesday. It is now awaiting President Cyril Ramaphosa’s signature before promulgation...

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