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SARS News & Tax Administration
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...
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...
14 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minister of Finance extends the term of office of the Tax Ombud »
Author: National Treasury Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan has extended the term of office of the Tax Ombud Judge ...
07 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Don’t be taken by surprise: Exchange control rulings and manual replaced »
Authors: Mark Morgan and Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) This Circular effectively replaces the current exchange c...
22 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The practical application of legal professional privilege in discovery proceedings »
Authors: Taryn Solomon and Megan McCormack (ENSafrica) General principles Legal professional privilege applies to com...
02 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed Amendment to Tax Treatment of Interest on Subordinated Debt »
Author: David Warneke (BDO South Africa) Since their amendment with effect from 1 April 2014, the hybrid debt rules cont...
28 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendments to the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme »
A uthors: Mareli Treurnicht and Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 24 February 2016 the Minister of Finance annou...
29 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Filing season made easy with eFiling »
Author: SARS Tax Season is upon us and it vital contribution to our country’s tax system. It represents the single big...
28 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Requests by SARS for relevant material »
Author: PwC South Africa A recent dispute that was heard in the High Court in the Eastern Cape has shed light on the po...

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