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Corporate Tax
17 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Increase of provisional tax estimates by SARS »
Authors: Annalie Pinch and David Marais (ENSafrica) In terms of paragraph 19(1)( b ) of the Fourth Schedule to the...
17 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Urban Development Zone allowances under the Income Tax Act »
Authors: Robert Gad and Jo-Paula Roman (ENSafrica) In line with international models, South Africa h...
08 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New SARS ruling pertaining to the restructuring of a property portfolio under the corporate rules »
Author: Mareli Treurnicht (CDH) On 11 April 2017, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued a new Binding Priv...
24 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
More exchange, less control – Further amendments made to the Currency »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) The Currency and Exchanges Manual for Authorised Dealers (Authorised Dealer Manual), was...
12 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulatory amendments to tax free investments »
Author: Gigi Nyanin (CDH) On 31 March 2017, Government Gazette (GG) 40758 was published, in terms of which the regu...
05 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Free transport for employees: Is there a fringe benefit? »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) In many businesses, it is common for employers to provide their employees with free or lo...
29 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Intellectual property tax and exchange control reform – the details revealed »
Author: Jens Brodbeck and Lavina Daya (ENSafrica)   One of the main surprises in the 2017 South Afri...
29 March 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Tax Incentives for Small Businesses - Give the Little Guy a (Tax) Break »
Author:  Esther van Schalkwyk (BDO) Entrepreneurs and small businesses play an important role in our economy,...
27 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Heirs, immigrants, expatriates and investors take note »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) On 13 July 2016, the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) Financial Surveillance Department...
13 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Further ruling issued by SARS in respect of venture capital companies »
Author: Jerome Brink (CDH)   The South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued binding private ruling 264 on 3...
06 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Relaxation of exchange controls relating to intellectual property and foreign investment »
Author: Ben Strauss (CDH)   National Treasury has made some changes to its exchange control policy which wi...
15 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS Interpretation Note 94 – contingent liabilities assumed in the acquisition of a going concern »
Authors: Robert Gad and Megan McCormack (ENSafrica) In a  previous ENSight , we commented on the uncertainty t...
13 February 2017   (3 Comments - view/add)
Trusts – the new position »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   On 19 January 2017 the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, No 16 of 2...
06 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ruling on unitised incentive scheme does not provide much clarity »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   An employee incentive scheme that is commonly used works as fo...
15 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Developments relating to collateral in South Africa’s securities lending and derivatives markets »
Author: Kelle Gagné (ENSafrica) The introduction of new, amended and draft legislation over the last couple of years...
03 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Section 103(2) utilisation of assessed losses revisited »
Author: Annalie Pinch (ENSafrica) Section 103(2) of the Income Tax Act, 58 of 1962 empowers the Commissioner (the “...
31 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are we seeing more positive developments in the venture capital companies regime? »
Authors: Mark Morgan, Gigi Nyanin and Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   On 15 June 201...
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...
13 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draconian Proposal to Hit Share Incentive Arrangement »
Author: David Warneke (BDO) The Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill of 2016 contains a proposal to tax dividends that wou...
31 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Empowerment: An interesting ruling regarding a BEE transaction »
Authors: Dries Hoek and Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In 2016, the BEE regulatory landscape has seen a number of c...
22 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed amendments to the rules dealing with the taxation of employee-based incentive plans »
Authors: Robert Gad and Megan McCormack (ENSafrica) The Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill of 2016 was released for publ...
22 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Green, greener, greenest – a ruling on section 12K of the Income Tax Act »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The recent announcement by Eskom that it would reconsider its position on th...
16 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Further welcome tax incentives announced for renewable energy sector »
Author: Jerome Brink (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Renewable energy is seen as the long term future to the planet’s energy dem...
10 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax exemption of membership based organisations – time for a rethink? »
Author: Jerome Brink (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Membership based organisations are fundamental to the sustainability and de...
27 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Where there’s smoke there’s fire (and carbon tax) – National Treasury releases the Draft Regulation »
Authors: Louis Botha and Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In November 2015, the Draft Carbon Tax Bill (Draft Bill)...
18 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exchange control circular issued in respect of special voluntary disclosure programme »
Author: Mareli Treurnicht (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 13 July 2016 the Financial Surveillance Department (FinSurv) of th...
11 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
About mines and houses: a ruling on expenditure incurred to implement a housing scheme »
Authors: Heinrich Louw and Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In our Alert of 29 April 2016, we discussed the Ruling d...
27 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reinstatement of a deregistered company in the context of an amalgamation transaction »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service recently released Binding Private Rulin...
15 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Crowdfunding and tax – two’s company, three’s a crowd »
Authors: Michael Reifarth and Yani van der Merwe There has been a rapid expansion of the crowdfunding industry during t...
06 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
All in one: another ruling regarding an amalgamation transaction »
Authors: Dries Hoek and Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In our Tax and Exchange Control Alert of 20 May 2016, we dis...
30 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes to the ITR14 return »
Author: Grant Thornton South Africa SARS have introduced further changes and enhancements to the ITR14 return on 18 Apri...

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