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24 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The donations tax consequences of a transaction to introduce a BEE shareholder into a group »
Authors: Heinrich Louw, Mark Morgan and Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   On 19 Oct...
20 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Quick fix for R&D tax relief »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The National Treasury has found a quick fix to assist taxpayers who have been prejudice...
24 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can SARS limit legal professional privilege? »
  Authors: Natalie Napier and Phillip Lourens (Hogan Lovells)  New rules have come into effect for h...
23 October 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
All tax practitioners can now book SARS appointments online »
Author: SARS SARS has improved its online appointments system, which was previously only restricted to Pretoria. ...
21 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Issue 3 of the Guide on valuation of assets for Capital Gains Tax purposes »
Author: SARS This guide provides general guidance on valuations. It does not go into the precise technical and legal de...

Institute Announcements
04 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feedback from National Treasury workshop: Retirement reforms »
Author: SAIT Technical Options for retirement reform The purpose of the workshop was to harmonise the tax treatment o...
30 September 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
Section 10C Error Code 9858 on SARS eFiling »
Author: SAIT Technical SAIT has received numerous queries regarding an error received on eFiling when using the SARS...
01 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feedback from National Treasury workshop: Cross-issue of shares »
Author: Lesedi Seforo (SAIT) National Treasury hosted a workshop on the 26 th  of March 2015 to discuss commentar...
31 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ATAF / African Tax Outlook Project - Economist Position »
Author: Frankie Mbuyamba (ATAF) This is to announce that an economist consultant position is available with the African...
30 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feedback on withholding tax on service fees workshop »
Author: Erich Bell (SAIT) Introduction  On 26 March 2015, National Treasury hosted a workshop on the withholding...

28 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contingency Fees: VAT inclusive or exclusive? »
Author: Gerhard Badenhorst (ENSafrica) The High Court, Gauteng Local Division, considered in a recent case (case No...
26 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
When debt and creativity meet – a recent Tax Court decision »
A uthors: Louis Botha and Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In the current tough economic times, it is common f...
13 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cars, taxable supplies and input VAT – what says the law? »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In our current day and age where convenience is key, it is common for busine...
22 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is VAT payable on delivery fees? »
Author: Gerhard Badenhorst (ENSafrica) It is common practice for suppliers to deliver the goods that they supply at the...
22 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Value-added tax on the supply of student accommodation »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) For some time now there has been a shortage of accommodation for tertiary st...

Corporate Tax
18 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxable benefits provided to expatriate employees seconded in South Africa »
Author: Jerome Brink (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   The nature of the business of many multinational companies re...
18 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Small business corporations regime extended to personal liability companies »
Authors: Mark Morgan and Gigi Nyani (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 8 July 2016, National Treasury (Treasury) released a d...
04 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deferring tax by using unit trusts »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   Investors in shares are able to defer capital gains tax (CGT)...
28 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
No looking back for section 13sex of the Income Tax Act »
Author: Sarah Elliott (ENSafrica) Various building allowances are available for both owners and lessees of buildings...
26 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Funding for small and medium-sized enterprises »
Authors: Mark Linington and Gig i  Nyanin (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Venture Capital Company (VCC) Tax Re...

Individuals Tax
04 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
No “halfway-house” for Government Grants »
Author: Esther van Schalkwyk (BDO SA) In terms of a proposed amendment contained in the  Draft Taxation...
02 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Consequences for South Africa Resident Working Overseas »
Author: Xolani Jadezweni (BDO South Africa) Tax payable by South Africans working abroad is impacted by whether they wil...
25 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Good news for employers: increase in thresholds for exemption of employer-provided bursaries »
Authors: Mark Morgan and Gigi Nyanin (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 8 July 2016, the National Treasury (Treasury) released t...
20 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed tax changes for share schemes: Double tax for no good reason? »
Author: Patricia Williams (Bowman Gilfillan) The 2016 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) and 2016 Draft Taxation...
13 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
In vino veritas: an important case for the wine farming industry »
Authors: Louis Botha and Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African wine industry is internationally renown...

SARS News & Tax Administration
10 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alas, sometimes you can’t appeal »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) A certain question has been the subject of a number of recent court case...
28 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Davis Tax Committee issues its second report on estate duty »
Author: Jenny Klein (ENSafrica) The Davis Tax Committee (“ DTC ”) released its much-anticipated second (and fina...
28 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The South African taxation of trusts: Recent developments »
Authors: Robert Gad and Alexa Muller (ENSafrica) The Davis Tax Committee’s (“ DTC ”) first interim report was re...
20 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
PAYE Mid-Year Reconciliation Submission Communication to the Employer's »
Author: SARS I n an effort to ensure a more efficient interim reconciliation declaration (EMP501) submission process...
19 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Debt reduction and capitalisation – new ruling issued by SARS »
Author: Jerome Brink (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The current stressed economic times often have a negative effect on the per...

Capital Gains Tax
13 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Commercial property: three ways to save tax »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The effective rate of capital gains tax (CGT) has increased dramatically in...
14 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vendor beware: capital gains tax on instalment sales »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Taxpayers should take great care when selling assets where the price is paid...
17 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Widening the scope of Capital Gains Tax liability »
Author: Donatella Callaway (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) One of the amendments proposed in the Taxation Laws Amend...
02 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Determining the CGT base cost of shares in a private company at market value »
  Author: PwC South Africa Determining the CGT base cost of shares in a private company at market value –...
05 October 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Market value of shares on valuation date »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) An interesting judgment was handed down in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SC...

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