A month after the budget speech, I still find myself wondering where our government will find the money needed to get South Africa back on track. While we are all relieved that personal and company taxes were not increased as expected, we have to acknowledge that there is a real problem here. It is plain for all to see that our country needs money.

That made me wonder whether there is some genius tax out there somewhere in a far-off country that could be the answer. You know – that tax that is fair and reasonable and generates an enormous amount of extra income for that country. The answer to all our problems. Well typing the words “unusual taxes worldwide” into Google brought up some weird and wonderful results both past and present. Let’s hope Tito never does it! Below are a few of my favourites.

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