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You don’t have to be rich to be hit by Gordhan’s harsh new dividend tax »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) SA’s wealthy individuals are most probably testing their financial wings to fly...
21 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
South African Activists Want Public Tax Disclosure In Mining »
Author: Edwin Naidu (Bloomberg BNA) Tax justice campaigners in South Africa plan to press the government for a revie...
15 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT rule to hurt non-executive directors »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) After years of uncertainty about the status of non-executive directors and how their in...
13 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
#Budget2017: Are exchange controls an issue? »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL)   South Africa first introduced exchange control in 1939 in the form of the em...
11 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Leaving your estate to your spouse could be expensive, if Davis proposals are adopted »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) An increase in the estate duty rate and a potential doubling of the capital ga...
03 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
#Budget2017 is going to be painful »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The tax announcements in this year’s budget will test the pain tolerance levels of all t...
01 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How the taxman could save small businesses »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) SARS could make life easier for SMEs by giving them the same breaks that g...
23 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA has a more independent tax ombud »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Day) Changes signed into law include the ombud’s own proposals — but some say th...
23 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury tweaks venture capital tax regime »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) Life for venture capital companies may become a little easier due to a proposed small,...
25 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sars accused of delaying VAT refunds »
Author: Colleen Dardagan (IOL) South Africa’s “cash-strapped” revenue service stands accused of holding the economy...
22 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clarity on design of R&D tax incentive expected soon »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) A government review of the current pre-approval system for research and development proj...
18 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax claims for your medical expenses »
Author: Fin24 Putting in a claim for your medical expenses can be tricky when filing your tax returns. A Fin24 use...
15 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Businesses in support of employment tax incentive »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The employment tax incentive is due to expire at the end of this year, and there is unce...
27 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
More Taxes in 2017, More Spending Now — The MTBS in Numbers »
Author: Leigh Schaller (TaxTalk Assistant Editor) In yesterday’s Medium Terms Budget Speech, Finance Minister P...
20 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Quick fix for R&D tax relief »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The National Treasury has found a quick fix to assist taxpayers who have been prejudice...
14 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Demands on multinationals to be financially transparent continue to grow »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) The global drive for corporate transparency has cost multinational companies an...
07 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS explains refund delays and extra admin for irate taxpayers »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Taxpayers' anger and frustration with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) due to...
07 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxpayers fume as SARS sits on refunds, asks them to jump through extra hoops »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Taxpayer' anger and frustration with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) due to...
06 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Turnover tax harms SMEs »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) A turnover tax regime that is simply unhelpful and a harsh documentary proof system is a...
03 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax havens are under attack »
Author: Lisa Steyn  (Mail & Guardian) Ireland, accused of being a tax haven for multinationals such as Appl...
27 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diamond dealers lay cash blame on Sars »
Author: Kabelo Khumalo (IOL) Diamond dealers in South Africa have accused the SA Revenue Service (Sars) of causing t...
20 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Debate on base erosion and profit shifting heats up »
Author: Carin Smith (Fin24) Base erosion and profit shifting (Beps) will be one of the hot debates at the upcoming World...
15 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Backdate correction of small business tax, urge experts »
Author: Linda Ensor (Business Live) Tax experts have urged the Treasury to backdate the change in the definition of...
12 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Multinationals are preparing for strong compliance headwinds »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Multinational companies are facing increased integrated tax audits, more tax compliance o...
12 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax amnesty doesn’t go far enough »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) Provisions in the current special voluntary disclosure programme (SVDP) to persuade South Af...
12 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will relaxed tax rules on hoarded assets have the desired effect? »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Provisions for the current special voluntary disclosure program (SVDP) for South African...
09 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax amnesty doesn’t go far enough »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) Provisions in the current special voluntary disclosure programme (SVDP) to persuade Sout...
07 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A heavy tax burden weighs down SA’s growth engine »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The government considers small and medium enterprises as the future drivers of econo...
05 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The taxman’s power needs to be balanced against taxpayers’ rights »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The vast majority of taxpayers are willing to comply with the tax laws; and there...
31 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Experts call for easier plan to tax hidden cash »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) Tax experts have unanimously called for the Treasury’s special voluntary disclosure program...
15 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will the tax ombud’s new independence be enough? »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Proposals to give the Office of the Tax Ombud more independence have been welcomed, but s...
06 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS may be happy with its debt collectors, but the move has drawn flak »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) SARS says it is satisfied with the services of the three debt collectors it has appointed...
02 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Another tax loophole is about to close with new rules for loans to trusts »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) National Treasury wants to put the brakes on some aggressive tax planning through trusts....
02 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury wants to limit tax planning »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) National Treasury wants to introduce a new section into the Income Tax Act which will put th...
22 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA revises its special voluntary disclosure plan »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The special voluntary disclosure programme for South African taxpayers with undeclared forei...

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