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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...
20 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changing VAT at short notice could put taxpayers in precarious position »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) An  amendment proposed in this year’s Taxation Laws Amendment Bill is opening the do...
14 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax appeals: ‘Not enough time’ »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The South African Institute for Tax Professionals (SAIT) has requested that taxpayers be al...
11 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Illicit financial inflows and low tax revenue bedevil Africa’s development »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The biggest threats to Africa’s development are still illicit financial outflows and cri...
01 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NHI costs to skyrocket »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The estimated cost assumptions for the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI)...
28 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Making friends of foes to improve tax compliance »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) As governments try to improve tax compliance, they face the tricky task of shifting an o...
28 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five things you should know about tax season »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Individuals can submit their returns from Friday, July 1. The 2016 Tax Seas...
24 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
llogical red tape keeps fuel rebates off limits for outsourced firms »
Authors: Virusha Subban and Yonatan Sher (BDlive) To encourage primary production industries, the Customs and Excise Ac...
23 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time for taxpayers to start preparing for filing season »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Individual taxpayers should ensure they have collected all the documentation necessary t...
17 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sars sees grapes, not wine when taxing farmers »
Author: Amanda Visser (Fin24) In the tax world, grapes that are turned into pulp and then into wine has definitely not...
14 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Economic woes: Not all doom and gloom »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) South Africa's economic woes increased with news of a widening current account deficit and...
13 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nonexecutive directors paying double tax: your troubles may soon be over »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The tax treatment of nonexecutive directors’ fees has led to instances of double taxatio...
01 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Uncertainty mars foreign income »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The wording of a draft interpretation note on the tax exemption enjoyed by South Africans ea...
31 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is Gen Z saving enough? »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The trend to allow talented newcomers to the labour market to contribute as little as possib...

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