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Individuals Tax
24 April 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Amnesty then and now »
Author: Lisa Brunton (CDH) On 15 May 2003, then Minister of Finance, Trevor Manuel, announced the introduction of a...
29 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Case Review: Imposition of an Underestimation Penalty »
Author: Andrew Staude (Shepstone & Wylie) This judgment from the Port Elizabeth Tax Court concerned the imposit...
20 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
An interest(ing) case: Section 11(a) of the Income Tax Act and the deductibility of interest expense »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) On 13 December 2016, the Tax Court (Cape Town) handed down judgment in  X v The Commis...
20 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Some clarity from SARS on the taxation of non-executive directors »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued two...
15 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Does a change of the terms of a share constitute a new “date of issue” for purposes of section 8E »
Authors: Carmen Gers and Chris de Bruyn (ENSafrica) In terms of section 8E of the South African Income Tax Act, 1962...
30 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The wait is over: This is what the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme will offer »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Minister of Finance announced the Special Voluntary Disclosure P...
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...
19 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home is where the mine is »
Author: Ntebaleng Sekabate (ENSafrica) On 15 April 2016, the Minister of Mineral Resources published the draft Reviewed...
03 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS ruling on a share subscription transaction followed by a share »
Author: Mansoor Parker (ENSafrica) On 17 March 2016, the South African Revenue Service ("SARS”) issued an interesting bi...
04 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendments to tax free investment regulations »
Author: Mareli Treurnicht (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) With effect from 1 March 2015, the South African Government (Governmen...
07 March 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
SARS looks to clear up misconceptions relating to tax exemption for foreign employment income »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Draft Interpretation N...
22 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS eases the compliance burden on certain generous taxpayers »
Author: Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr On 2 September 2014, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) first issued Binding General...
20 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed amendments to the rules of prescription - does this leave a taxpayer with any certainty? »
  Authors: Robert Gad and Taryn Solomon (ENSafrica) A fundamental reason for the existence of the rules of p...
26 October 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
What is “interest” anyway? section 24J and interest deductions »
Author: Morongoa Matlala (ENSafrica) Introduction Sections 11(a) and 23(g) of the Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962 ("the...
26 October 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Dividends tax payable on the distribution of dividends to employees »
Authors: Gigi Nyanin and Nicole Paulsen (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Is dividends tax payable on the distribution of dividen...
08 October 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Tax treatment of contributions to retirement funds »
Author: Jenny Klein (ENSafrica) The date of implementation of new rules relating to the tax treatment of contributions t...
07 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voluntary disclosure relief to be widened »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) currently provides for v...
02 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Limitation on the deductibility of interest »
Author: Mike Betts (Grant Thornton Cape) The February edition of e-taxline,  Ignore 1 January 2015 tax changes...
25 August 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Proposed unilateral extension of prescription by SARS »
Author: Nicolette Smit (ENSafrica) Section 99 of the Tax Administration Act, 28 of 2011 ("Tax Admin Act”) regulates pres...
18 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ruling on issue of capitalisation shares »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Binding Private Ruling...
11 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The tax free nature of a voluntary severance package »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Loss of employment through retrenchment (forced or voluntary) is a r...
11 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New requirements for taxpayers who claim legal professional privilege »
Authors:  Nina Keyser, Yashika Govind and Stuart Scott (Webber Wentzel) Where the South African Revenue Servi...
04 August 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Earning commission? This is what you can deduct »
Author: Petro van Deventer (Unikone) In our previous article regarding income tax and deductions for individuals, the ba...
03 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court of Appeal unconvinced by van der Merwe story »
Author: PwC South Africa The Supreme Court of Appeal was approached to set aside a preservation order that had been gra...
03 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed amendment to anti-avoidance rule in respect of asset-for-share transactions »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Section 42 of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (Act) provides for tax...
30 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do you or your dependant have a medical disability? »
Author: Ilsa Groenewald (BDO Durban) Taxpayers who have a disability, or who have a spouse or child with a disability, s...
27 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Innocuous binding private ruling or perhaps not »
Author: Andrew Lewis (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) We often comment that the tax legislation applicable to share incentive...
15 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Closing the loophole on retirement annuities and estate duty »
Author: Denver Keswell (Nedgroup Investments) "To eliminate the potential to avoid estate duty, government proposes tha...
15 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Take advantage of tax-free savings now »
Author: Douglas Gaul (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) Following much anticipation, taxfree savings accounts (TFSA) were int...
11 May 2015   (3 Comments - view/add)
Reducing tax by using arbitrage »
Author: Ben Strauss (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) With effect from 1 March 2015, the highest marginal income tax rate for...
06 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulation to determine “retail market value” for the determined value of a motor vehicle »
Author: SARS SARS issued ​a regulation under items (a) and (c) of the definition of "determined value" in paragraph 7(1)...

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