6000 clothing shops not paying tax

There are up to 6000 informal, foreign-owned clothing retail stores flourishing in SA, many selling cheap Chinese imports and blatantly flouting SA taxes and labour regulations. All the while these stores are stealing market share from SA’s formal low-cost clothing retailers.

This is the contention of a study by Econex, an economics consultancy in Stellenbosch.

via Retail – Informal sector-Tax-free profits