Treasury considers pension tax shake-up

Providers alarmed at call to end upfront relief on contributions

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Local women arrive for a function hosted by Lesetja Kganyago, South Africa's reserve bank governor, to launch a collection of new rand banknotes bearing his name in his home village of Moletjie Ga-Maribana, South Africa, on Friday, June 19, 2015. South African policy makers have kept borrowing costs unchanged since July to help support an economy that's been hit by strikes and power cuts. Photographer: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg
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Fruit vendor Angel Sanchez stands at his roadside stand in San Juan March 24, 2014. Like Sanchez, more than a quarter of Puerto Rico's economy is informal, some studies say, from large companies evading taxes to individuals selling items for cash at roadside stands. Officials are wrestling with how to bring the underground economy out of the shadows and onto the tax rolls without creating such an onerous financial burden that thousands of small and medium businesses can't survive. Picture taken March 24, 2014. To match Insight USA-PUERTORICO/UNDERGROUND-ECONOMY REUTERS/Ana Martinez (PUERTO RICO - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS EMPLOYMENT) - RTR3KHVF ©Reuters
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