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07 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Should importers have to pay VAT and duties on goods stolen from a customs warehouse? »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) SARS says yes, but a court disagrees, in a ruling that could also be brought...
29 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Buyback tax rules: a sledgehammer, where a scalpel would do better »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) Experts say plans to do away with tax breaks on share buybacks will affect tra...
26 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wasted tax money affects willingness to pay »
Author: Amanda Visser (The Citizen) Public support for paying taxes is coming under significant attack. Mi...
25 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UAE tax treaty ‘not designed to help the Guptas’ »
Author: Linda Ensor (Business Live) Some tax experts have questioned the wisdom of a double tax agreement with co...
24 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft tax proposals hold nasty surprise as exemption repealed »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The newly released draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill holds some nasty surprises, with t...
01 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS has a bigger mountain of paperwork for you to climb this tax season »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) There have been changes to the way individual taxpayers must file their 2017...
30 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax season just one day away! »
Author: Clinton Botha (Randfontein Herald) ‘Tis Tax Season as of tomorrow 1 July! The South African Institut...
26 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pick your battles carefully in tax season: expert advice »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) SARS is a stickler for documentation and  a tardy payer, so don’t claim u...
16 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How ending tax exemption on foreign income could affect your employees »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) A proposed scrapping of the tax law might lead to more younger people in middl...
07 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unhappiness about implementation date of dividend tax hike »
Author: Liesl Peyper (Fin24) Cape Town – Government’s decision to increase the rate of a dividend withholding...
05 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadline for banks to submit third-party data to SARS has come and gone »
Author: Amanda Visser The deadline for financial institutions to submit third-party data to the South African Reven...
31 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
3 Steps to Choosing the Right Tax Practitioner »
Author: Soweto Urban Saving you time and money. While the introduction of  E-filling  by the ...
29 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New reporting will be costly and time consuming »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) South African financial institutions, which include banks, long-term insurers and asset...
23 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEWS ANALYSIS: New SARS programme smoothes the way for imports and exports »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) But businesses seeking preferred trader status will need to get their ducks...
17 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time running out for nonexecutive directors to register for VAT »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) Time is running out for nonexecutive company directors to register for and ch...
25 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax laws are not always 'fair' »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) A recent tax case demonstrated quite clearly how paying tax under a “statutory obligati...
06 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Corporates contributing less tax »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The contribution of corporate income tax to total tax collections in South Africa has d...
04 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Good news for employers who offer transport service to employees »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) A lack of adequate public transport has forced many companies to provide transp...
21 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Miners face a potentially hefty increase in royalties »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) SARS’s latest interpretation of the rules on how royalties are calculated...
20 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mining law could hurt industry »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The interpretation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act on expenses incur...
15 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Intellectual-property exchange control eased, but don’t get too excited »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Day) Legal and tax experts have welcomed the recent announcement on some relaxation o...
06 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Working overseas? You could soon face a less generous tax exemption »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Day) Treasury is tightening up a system that has led, in some cases, to South Afric...
02 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Charging VAT on fuel will hit the taxi industry »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The taxi industry will be hard-hit once the proposed scrapping of the Value-Added Tax (...
01 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA is approaching a tax tipping point, experts warn »
Author: Linda Ensor (Business Live) Deeper cuts in state spending are needed, and the burden on individuals is un...
28 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Criteria for refunds on diesel tax have been changed »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Day) The emphasis is now on what a user does, rather than their status — a change...
24 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
24 February 2017   (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...
23 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Threats about tax incentives worrisome »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) Governments historic reluctance to offer tax incentives to attract investments was clea...
15 February 2017   (2 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,...

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