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05 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ANALYSIS: SARS intensifies focus on the rich and ultra-rich with expanded team »
Author: Amanda Visser The South African Revenue Service (SARS) now has a team of 30 people who focus exclusively on ri...
04 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Searching for clients on Gumtree led to a “purely millennial” accountancy firm »
Author: Luyolo Mkentane (IOL) At just 24, award-winning accountant Bakana Ngulani has proven that he is the master of...
15 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Concern and support for higher education funding plans »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) Two government initiated reports on the feasibility of fee-free education – one by the Pre...
15 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Carbon tax delay risks SA’s exports of the future »
Author: Amanda Visser, (BUSINESSLIVE) The latest emissions gap report by the UN Environment Programme shows a "catastr...
09 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS inquiry surprises experts »
Author: Asha Speckman, (BussinessDay) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has cited declining tax morality and negative sent...
09 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Financial boffins query Gigaba’s motive for SARS inquiry »
Author: Graeme Hosken, (Timeslive) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's surprise announcement of an inquiry into South Afri...
07 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2017 »
Author: Joon Chong and Brian Dennehy, (Webber Wentzel) In this fourth e-alert covering the Taxation Laws Amendment Bil...
19 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
WATCH: The 2016/17 Annual Tax Ombud report: What you need to know »
Author: Mashudu Malema (IOL) This week saw the public release of the annual report by the Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO...
18 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drastic increase in taxpayer complaints against SARS »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) JOHANNESBURG - The Office of the Tax Ombud has seen a drastic increase in the number of c...
18 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
OPINION: Trusts - do they stay or do they go »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) Constant legislative changes affecting the taxation of trusts have raised questions about...
27 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEWS ANALYSIS: Taxpayers pay the price for poor communication from SARS »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) ‘If SARS can simply escape this obligation to give taxpayers an opportunity...
11 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gigaba 'Tax morality means a reduction in corruption' »
Author: jacarandafm Gigaba addressed the South African Institute of Tax Professionals’ Tax Indaba in Sandton on Mond...
11 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Action must be taken to ensure corporates pay their fair share' »
Author: African News Agency Johannesburg - Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has on Monday, urged South African tax pra...
11 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gigaba urges tax practitioners to help combat illicit financial flows »
Author: African News Agency JOHANNESBURG – Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has on Monday, urged South African tax...
11 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Speech by Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaga at Tax Indaba 2017 »
Author: National Treasury Commissioner of SARS, Chief Executive of the South African Institute of Tax Professionals...
05 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Ombud finds the delay of refunds caused undue hardship »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The  Office of the Tax Ombud has found that the withholding of tax refunds by the...
30 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury urged to review double tax on expat workers »
Author: Liesl Peyper (Fin24) Tax experts on Tuesday urged National Treasury to give careful consideration to the ec...
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...

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