With the gig economy growing and the “real” economy slowing, the government will be on the lookout to make sure it gets its slice of the pie when people make money literally anywhere in the age of the internet. The gig economy is the ability to work more than one job in less formal employment circumstances. These people work for more than one employer or do part-time work to supplement their main source of income. In a gig economy, temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace and companies tend to hire independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time employees. All signs are there that this trend will continue to grow. More than 80% of executives in SA see a future where the workforce is trending towards contractual, temporary and ad hoc employees rather than full-time, permanent workers, according to a Deloitte survey. The problem is that this type of work — usually performed from a remote place through the internet — might make it more difficult for the SA Revenue Service ...

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