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Tax24.mobi - Daily News
19 February 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Jumping fences: Section 20A of the Income Tax Act and ring-fenced losses »
Authors: Louis Botha and Louise Kotze (CDH) In South Africa’s current challenging economic climate, the risk of suf...
17 February 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
What nasty changes can taxpayers expect in the budget? »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) One thing taxpayers require is clarity on the future source and cost of ener...
08 November 2017   (3 Comments - view/add)
TaxTalk Today Newsletter Migration »
Author: SAIT Technical As you may know by now, our modernised website – TaxTalk Today – is up and running! The daily...

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...

VAT
31 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Potential VAT cash flow problem for residential property developers »
Authors: Anne Jenkinson and Annelie Giles (ensafrica) The recent end of the value-added tax (“ VAT ”) relief period...
26 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Property developers will face cash flow pressure due to VAT on temporary rental of residential units »
Author: Chetan Vanmali, Des Kruger & Andile Miya (Webber Wentzel) The curtains have come down on section 18B of...
22 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Residential property developers face cash flow crunch due to VAT on temporary letting of units »
Author: Gerhard Badenhorst (Cliffedekkerhofmeyr) Many residential property developers will kick off 2018 with a major...
26 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS clarifies a vendor's entitlement to claim input tax in respect of second-hand gold »
Author: Varusha Moodaley (CDH) The golden rule: SARS clarifies a vendor’s entitlement to claim input tax in respect...
21 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The VAT Compliance Landscape »
Author: Nico Theron (The Unicus Tax Specialist SA) VAT use to be a simple tax for taxpayers to comply with. Returns w...

Corporate Tax
12 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Another ruling on share schemes, but questions remain »
Author: Heinrich Louw (CDH) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) published Binding Private Ruling 290 (Ruling) on...
12 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
“Sugar tax” to be introduced with effect from 1 April 2018 »
Author: Jerome Brink (CDH) SARS recently confirmed by way of an announcement that it will begin collecting a new Heal...
02 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
No more delays, carbon tax in South Africa is a burning reality »
Author: Candice Gibson (Cliffe D ekker Hofmeyr) South Africa’s environmental resources are facing serious challenge...
26 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation of subsistence allowances – SARS issues new ruling »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffedekkerhofmeyr) On 24 January 2018, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Bindin...
29 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Various amendments on the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2017 »
Authors: Joon Chong, Partner; Craig Miller, Director and Darren Roy, Senior Tax Manager (Webber Wentzel) In this artic...

Individuals Tax
19 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jumping fences: Section 20A of the Income Tax Act and ring-fenced losses »
Authors: Louis Botha and Louise Kotze (CDH) In South Africa’s current challenging economic climate, the risk of suf...
09 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax break for employees on voluntary retrenchment benefits »
Author:  Webber Wentzel The South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT) recently made submissions to t...
31 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendments to the taxation of debt restructures »
Author: Carmen Gers and David Marais (ENSafrica) Since 1 January 2013, section 19 of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (the “...
22 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ANALYSIS: Populist policies make the road even rougher for South Africa »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) As Treasury officials and Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba start their consultativ...
22 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Consecutive asset-for-share transactions »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffedekkerhofmeyr) Section 42 of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (Act) allows taxpayers to tr...

SARS News & Tax Administration
26 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Did the punishment fit the crime? The Tax Court reduces an understatement penalty imposed by SARS »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffedekkerhofmeyr) The imposition of understatement penalties in terms of Chapter 16 of the T...
01 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A win against SARS: late delivery of SARS’s rule 31 Statement »
Authour: Mareli Treurnicht On 17 October 2017 the Tax Court (Western Cape Division: Cape Town) delivered judgment in t...
21 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exchange control – update regarding post SVDP regularisation »
Author: Loius Botha (CDH) In our Tax and Exchange Control Alert of 15 September 2017, we discussed the process that pe...
24 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Condonation for the late filing of an appeal »
Author: Gigi Nyanin (CDH) By way of background, once a taxpayer has been issued with an assessment, the dispute resolu...
18 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Raft of tax court judgments published on the SARS website consider various interesting issues »
Author: Jerome Brink (CDH) Section 132 of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) states that a judgment of...

Capital Gains Tax
18 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exempt dividends treated as income or proceeds for capital gains »
Authors: Craig Miller and Joon Chong (Webber Wentzel) A common method for South African corporate shareholders to ex...
15 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax consequences of waiver of contractual rights »
Author: Ben Strauss (CDH) Capital gains tax (CGT) is levied on the disposal of an asset. The terms “disposal” and “a...
20 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Court pronounces on the capital gains tax rules pertaining to the reduction of proceeds »
Author: Jerome Brink (CDH)   It is a general principle of South African income tax that a taxpayer is taxed...
22 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax consequences of the part waiver of a loan »
Authors: Heinrich Louw, Gigi Nyanin & Mark Morgan (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Tax consequences of the part waive...
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...

International News
08 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Travelling abroad and travel allowances – what you can and can’t do »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) Europe, America, Asia – for South Africans fortunate enough to do so, travelling abroad is...
07 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendment in respect of foreign employment income exemption »
Author: Nandipha Mzizi and Louis Botha, (cliffedekkerhofmeyr) Alongside the 2017 Medium Term Budget Policy Statements,...

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