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SARS News & Tax Administration
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...
23 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Individual Taxpayers no longer able to make changes or updates to prepopulated IRP5 »
Author: SARS Further to our earlier communication to employers in this regard, we want to draw your attention to the f...
22 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Season 2016 for Individuals »
Author: SARS 1 July 2016  is the start of the 2016 Tax Season for Individuals. Be ready. We’re ready, South Afric...
30 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
“Exceptional Circumstances” when objecting to an assessment »
Author: Keelen Snyders (BDO South Africa) A recent tax case highlighted the importance of taxpayers gaining an unde...
27 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Test case mechanism: weapon to ward off multiple attacks from SARS? »
Author: Yashika Govind (International Law Office) Introduction The earlier update " SARS's investigative powers – bac...
19 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The use of electronic or digital signatures in tax matters »
Authors: Carmen Gers and Jadyne Devnarain (ENSafrica) With tax litigation becoming more prevalent in recent years, taxpa...
16 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Criticism on SARS’s approach to the interpretation of legislation »
Author: Mareli Treurnicht (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 29 April 2016 the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Pre...
16 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
An uncompromising stance – the dispute between SARS and Julius Malema continues »
Authors: Mareli Treurnicht and Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The High Court (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) recently...
13 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS's investigative powers – backstage pass to pending court matters? »
Author: Yashika Govind (International Law Office) Introduction Chapter 5 of the Tax Administration Act (28/2011) conf...
03 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Extension of the period to submit an objection: What constitutes exceptional circumstances? »
Author: Chris de Bruyn (ENSafrica) In the matter of  ABC (Pty) Ltd v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Ser...
03 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Be cleared online »
Author: Sduduzo Mhlongo (ENSafrica) The South African Revenue Service ("SARS”) has introduced a new Tax Compliance Statu...
25 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The test case mechanism: a potential weapon to ward off multiple attacks from SARS? »
Author: Yashika Govind (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In our Tax Alert of 19 February (SARS’s investigative powers – a pos...
18 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special voluntary disclosure programme: is the carrot big enough »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) A special voluntary disclosure programme (Special VDP) was announced on 24...
08 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The jurisdiction of the High Court in a disputed assessment »
Author: PwC South Africa Section 117 of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 provides that "The Tax Court . . . h...
04 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Section 104 of the Tax Administration Act and the meaning of ‘exceptional circumstances’ »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In terms of s104 of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (Act), a tax...
22 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS e@syfile support – Port Elizabeth »
Author: SARS Practitioners in the Port Elizabeth area who are experiencing difficulties with Easyfile are able to access...

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