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13 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
It’s complete: The Davis Tax Committee releases its final reports »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 12 April 2018, the Davis Tax Committee (DTC), issued a media stateme...
09 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS issues new guide to understatement penalties - a march toward further certainty? »
Author: Jerome Brink (CDH) The Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) was promulgated with effect from 1 Octob...
14 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What you need to know when a third party contacts you on behalf of SARS to recover debt owed »
Author: PWC SARS intends on reducing as much as possible of the R16.6 billion debt owed to them by taxpayers by the...
07 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PwC Tax Alert: Budget proposals regarding Tax Administration and Dispute Resolution »
Author: Elle-Sarah Rossato (PwC) The 2018 Budget proposals includes amendments in the tax administration space. Apart...
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...
10 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
When should SARS condone a late appeal? »
Author: Nico Theron (Unicus) In a recent application to the Johannesburg Tax Court (018/2016), the court was asked to...
10 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understatement Penalties »
Author: Nico Theron (Unicus) In a recent case before the Johannesburg Tax Court (IT 14247), the court was faced with t...
18 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS' goal to align all interest provisions: further or closer to the goal posts? »
Authors: Rudi Katzke and Yashika Govind (Webber Wentzel)   Previous press releases issued by SARS have hi...
18 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
“I missed the SVDP deadline … What do I do now?” »
Authors: Louis Botha, Candice Gibson and Nandipha Mzizi (CDH) On 31 August 2017, the window period for...
04 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS says “pay up”, but the court says “no”: An important case on taxpayers’ rights »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) In Nondabula v Commissioner: SARS and Another (4062/2016) [2017] ZAECMHC 21 (2...
16 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Closing window for tax and exchange control relief »
Author: Scott Salusbury (ENSafrica) The window period for South African residents to regularise their unauthorised...
14 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ubi ius, ubi remedium: Proposed amendments to the Tax Administration Act »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) Currently, in terms of section 9 of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) a decis...
22 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft tax bills published for comment »
Author: IOL National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) published the 2017 Draft Taxation Laws Ame...
21 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill holds some nasty surprises' »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The newly released draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill holds some nasty surprises, with th...
20 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What SARS could gain, and taxpayers lose, with scrapping of 183-day exemption »
Author: Maarten Mittner (Business Live) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) could bring in significant extra r...
20 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS issues a further ruling on venture capital companies »
Authors: Mansoor Parker and Anuschka Wischnewski (ENSafrica) On 6 June 2017, the South African Revenue Service (“ SA...
20 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Refunds subject to set-off under the Tax Administration Act »
Authors: Robert Gad and Jo-Paula Roman (ENSafrica) In order to create a more uniform system for the administration o...
20 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS publishes draft notice to submit country-by-country, master file and local file returns »
Author: Scott Salusbury (ENSafrica) On 2 June 2017, the South African Revenue Service (“ SARS ”) published a draft...
12 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important judgment on the constitutionality of retrospective legislation »
Authors: Jerome Brink and Emil Brincker (CDH) “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that...
08 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to weather the tax storm »
Author: Nico Theron (Unicus Tax) Based on the latest report released by STATS SA, the South African economy has moved...
29 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Improvements to dispute resolution process »
Author: Gigi Nyanin (CDH) On 15  May 2017, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released a statement on...
29 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Delay of Tax Refunds »
Author: Tax team at Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, has formally requested that Mi...
20 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Tax Court decision and recent legislative amendments regarding the lodging of objections »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr )    Submitting a late objection to an assessment issued...
15 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final changes to the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme »
Author: Beric Croome (ENSafrica) On 26 October 2016, the South African Minister of Finance tabled the Rates and Mone...
08 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS Quarterly Business Perception Study (QBPS) February 2017 »
Author: SARS The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is conducting a Quarterly Business Perception Study for the 4...
23 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS ruling on tax on taking over contingent liabilities in sale of business »
Author:  Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has sought to...
28 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
When is an error a bona fide inadvertent error? »
Authors: Louis Botha, Heinrich Louw and Mark Morgan (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   On 4 November 2016 judgment w...
22 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voluntary disclosure of undeclared foreign assets in offshore trusts »
Author: Hannelie La Grange (ENSafrica) Introduction In the context of trusts situated in foreign participatin...
22 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final notice of duty to keep records, books of account or documents in terms of the TAA »
Author: ENSafrica Tax Department On 1 July 2016, the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (“ SARS ”) r...
07 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Public Notice published in respect of mandatory documentation required for transfer pricing »
Author: Jerome Brink (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Section 29(1)(b) of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) pro...
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...

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