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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,...
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...

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