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06 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contract manufacturing on behalf of a non-resident: the South African VAT implications »
Author: Carmen Moss-Holdstock (SNG) In general, South Africa imposes VAT at the standard rate of 14 per cent on t...
06 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
No place to hide: SARS’ big data »
  Author: Tarryn Atkinson (First Rand Bank) Thanks to changes in technology and legislation, SARS access...
06 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax trap for small professional service companies »
Author: Keith Engel (SAIT) "A change in law makes professional service businesses vulnerable during a SARS audit, oft...
03 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Tax That Failed Us »
Author: Leigh Schaller (Assistant Editor) Duties put in place to protect South African chicken broilers against...
03 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do revised prescription rules bear serious consequences for the taxpayer? »
Author: Zweli Mabhoza (Priority Tax) Amendments to Section 99 now allows SARS to extend prescription. But does...
03 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Common Myths Regarding “Pay Now, Argue Later” »
Author: Lucia Hlongwane (EY) Despite amendments to S163(3) of the TAA and the Metcash case, "pay now, argue late...
03 June 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
“Pay Now, Argue Later” Principle: When Must You Pay SARS? »
Author: Ben Johannes (SAIT) The best way to deal effectively with one of the most controversial principles in tax coll...
03 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding the Tax Implications of the Youth Wage Subsidy »
Author: Gareth Hardy (BCE Consulting) Although the controversial Youth Wage Subsidy, made possible through the E...
03 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A new era for collateral »
  Author: Jeanette Maree (FirstRand Banking Group) Certain changes to the TAA mean that certain non-cash co...
13 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulation of legal professional privilege: An industry divided »
Author: Charmaine Louw (Deloitte) The regulation of legal privilege has both its supporters and detractors, we lay ou...
05 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulation of legal professional privilege: An industry divided »
Author: Charmaine Louw (Deloitte) The regulation of legal privilege has both its supporters and detractors, we lay ou...
24 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can SARS limit legal professional privilege? »
    Authors: Natalie Napier and Phillip Lourens (Hogan Lovells)  New rules have come...
24 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prescription rules: When the clock stops ticking »
    Author: Kyle Mandy (PwC) In order to prevent the five year rule from being abused, th...
24 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pay Now, Argue Later: Are There Any Exceptions To This Rule? »
    Author: Alan Lewis (Practitioner in Private Practice) We look at exceptions to SARS’ pay no...
22 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
An amendment to a somewhat odd provision »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The law regarding how an employer can be absolved from liability for f...
22 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four common legal privilege mistakes that you should avoid »
  Author: Patricia Williams (On Your Side) Don’t make the mistake of thinking your documents are protected...
22 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Swopping emissions for exemptions: An examination of section 12K »
Author: Lee-Ann Steenkamp (University of Stellenbosch) Although the proposed Carbon Tax is yet to be implemented,...
26 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New rules for international cooperation on taxpayer’s affairs »
Author: Ferdie Schneider (BDO) Greater transparency will expose undeclared offshore accounts   Globalisati...
26 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Customs and excise legislation gets much needed overhaul »
Author: Georgia Mavropoulos (EY) New legislation will affect customs systems, processes and policies.  Intern...
26 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft Carbon Tax Bill – legalese meets science speak »
Authors: Betsie Strydom and Graham Crocker (Bowman Gilfillan) What the carbon tax is and how it will affect...
22 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
7 Talking Points from the Tax and Good Governance in Africa conference »
Author: Alicja Majdanska (Vienna University of Economics and Business)  The Tax and Good Governance in Afri...
22 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposals to improve the VAT Act »
Author: Anzuette Olivier (KPMG) Shortcomings in VAT legislation and how they can be overcome Each year National Trea...
22 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax-free conversions of hedge funds: not so simple? »
  Author: Keith Engel (SAIT) Converting hedge funds into collective investment schemes may face tax conse...
20 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS is stemming the flow of outbound service fees »
  Author: Mohamed Hassam (EY) The increase in non-goods transactions have not gone unnoticed. SARS has ne...
19 January 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Powering up: A look at section 12B allowance for renewable energy machinery »
  Author: Lee-Ann Steenkamp (University of Stellenbosch Business School) With the right fiscal incentives,...
19 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A South African perspective on resolving dual residence disputes »
Author: Ben Johannes (SAIT) Expect little sympathy from tax authorities when dual residence is claimed due to lack o...
13 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The tax risks of cross-border employment »
  Author: Shohana Mohan (KPMG)  The issues relating to the international hiring out of labour, pe...
23 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendments to CFC diversionary income rules »
  Authors: Leani Nortje and Nola Brown (Webber Wentzel) Revised diversionary income rules related to Section 9D...
23 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Africa spotlight: 15 by 2015? »
  Author: Roxanna Nyiri (BDO) Many African countries have begun to adopt transfer pricing regimes based on...
23 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation of dividends payable by a South African company to a Cypriot shareholder »
  Authors: Howmera Parak and Stephan Spamer (ENSafrica) SARS may now impose a dividends tax on dividends...
19 November 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Buying back shares from shareholders: dividends tax liability »
Author: Daniel Robb (Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys) A look at when liability to pay dividends tax will arise i...
19 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The R&D tax incentive – issues and recommendations »
Author: Dov Paluch (Catalyst Solutions) This article is an adaptation of a speech given at a recent session held...
19 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Observations of the South African grants and tax incentives landscape »
Authors: Dov Paluch and Christo Engelbrecht (Catalyst Solutions) Grants and incentives are part of the national po...
17 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fiscal incentives for the modern-day Flintstones: a note on energy efficiency »
  Author: Lee-Ann Steenkamp (University of Stellenbosch Business School) An outline of the new energy...
17 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The tax consequences of cancelling a contract »
  Author: Denny da Silva (Webber Wentzel) "When a contract is entered into and cancelled in the same...

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