The taxation of employer-provided low cost housing: A step in the right direction, but not yet a leap for mankind…

Introduction As part of Government’s anti-poverty objectives, Government is seeking to provide low-income South African’s with low cost housing and more specifically, ownership of residential property. In this regard, Government appears to be supportive of employers who provide low cost housing to low-income employees with the aim of enabling these employees with the opportunity to acquire ownership of the housing.