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16 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT Year in Review: The Value Adds and the Value Fads »
Author: Victor Terblanche (VAT IT SA) It has been a year of headlines, court cases, legislative amendments and other...
16 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Ombud Complaint Procedure: Get Your Matter Dealt With »
Author: Patricia Williams (Bowman) The vast majority of the complaints submitted to the Tax Ombud are rejected. Foll...
16 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Experimental Treatment: Is the Youth Wage Subsidy Still the Answer? »
Author: Leigh Schaller (TaxTalk) The youth wage subsidy will probably be renewed for a further two years in 2016, bu...
16 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dispute Resolution with SARS: Is it Only Going to Get Tougher? »
Author: Elle-Sarah Rossato (KPMG) The article provides insight into the current revenue collection behaviour year at...
16 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transfer Pricing Adjustments: Too Many Layers of Tax? »
Author: Pieter van der Zwan (Pieter van der Zwan and Associates) South Africa’s transfer pricing requirements outlin...

Institute Announcements
04 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feedback from National Treasury workshop: Retirement reforms »
Author: SAIT Technical Options for retirement reform The purpose of the workshop was to harmonise the tax treatment o...
30 September 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
Section 10C Error Code 9858 on SARS eFiling »
Author: SAIT Technical SAIT has received numerous queries regarding an error received on eFiling when using the SARS...
01 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feedback from National Treasury workshop: Cross-issue of shares »
Author: Lesedi Seforo (SAIT) National Treasury hosted a workshop on the 26 th  of March 2015 to discuss commentar...
31 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ATAF / African Tax Outlook Project - Economist Position »
Author: Frankie Mbuyamba (ATAF) This is to announce that an economist consultant position is available with the African...
30 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feedback on withholding tax on service fees workshop »
Author: Erich Bell (SAIT) Introduction  On 26 March 2015, National Treasury hosted a workshop on the withholding...

06 December 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Section 73 of the VAT Act: The serious consequences of unlawful tax avoidance »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   When disputing a tax debt, especially one involving the compl...
28 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The price is not right: Advertising and the VAT Act »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) An efficient advertising campaign can often be the difference between a...
22 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A taxpayer’s unfortunate experience with SARS »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 21 October 2016 judgment was handed down by the High Court (Gauteng...
14 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Under the radar: Today one tax rate, tomorrow another? »
Authors: Louis Botha and Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyer)   Since the first version of the Draft Taxat...
03 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Payments on loan account: when is payment considered to be made for VAT purposes? »
Author: Varusha Moodaley (ENSafrica) In the case of  Claremont Library Development Company (Pty) Ltd v The Comm...

Corporate Tax
15 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Developments relating to collateral in South Africa’s securities lending and derivatives markets »
Author: Kelle Gagné (ENSafrica) The introduction of new, amended and draft legislation over the last couple of years...
03 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Section 103(2) utilisation of assessed losses revisited »
Author: Annalie Pinch (ENSafrica) Section 103(2) of the Income Tax Act, 58 of 1962 empowers the Commissioner (the “...
31 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are we seeing more positive developments in the venture capital companies regime? »
Authors: Mark Morgan, Gigi Nyanin and Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   On 15 June 201...
18 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxable benefits provided to expatriate employees seconded in South Africa »
Author: Jerome Brink (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   The nature of the business of many multinational companies re...
18 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Small business corporations regime extended to personal liability companies »
Authors: Mark Morgan and Gigi Nyani (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 8 July 2016, National Treasury (Treasury) released a d...

Individuals Tax
04 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
No “halfway-house” for Government Grants »
Author: Esther van Schalkwyk (BDO SA) In terms of a proposed amendment contained in the  Draft Taxation...
02 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Consequences for South Africa Resident Working Overseas »
Author: Xolani Jadezweni (BDO South Africa) Tax payable by South Africans working abroad is impacted by whether they wil...
25 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Good news for employers: increase in thresholds for exemption of employer-provided bursaries »
Authors: Mark Morgan and Gigi Nyanin (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 8 July 2016, the National Treasury (Treasury) released t...
20 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed tax changes for share schemes: Double tax for no good reason? »
Author: Patricia Williams (Bowman Gilfillan) The 2016 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) and 2016 Draft Taxation...
13 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
In vino veritas: an important case for the wine farming industry »
Authors: Louis Botha and Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African wine industry is internationally renown...

SARS News & Tax Administration
28 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
When is an error a bona fide inadvertent error? »
Authors: Louis Botha, Heinrich Louw and Mark Morgan (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   On 4 November 2016 judgment w...
22 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voluntary disclosure of undeclared foreign assets in offshore trusts »
Author: Hannelie La Grange (ENSafrica) Introduction In the context of trusts situated in foreign participatin...
22 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final notice of duty to keep records, books of account or documents in terms of the TAA »
Author: ENSafrica Tax Department On 1 July 2016, the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (“ SARS ”) r...
07 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Public Notice published in respect of mandatory documentation required for transfer pricing »
Author: Jerome Brink (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Section 29(1)(b) of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) pro...
10 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alas, sometimes you can’t appeal »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) A certain question has been the subject of a number of recent court case...

Capital Gains Tax
22 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax consequences of the part waiver of a loan »
Authors: Heinrich Louw, Gigi Nyanin & Mark Morgan (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Tax consequences of the part waive...
13 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Commercial property: three ways to save tax »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The effective rate of capital gains tax (CGT) has increased dramatically in...
14 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vendor beware: capital gains tax on instalment sales »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Taxpayers should take great care when selling assets where the price is paid...
17 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Widening the scope of Capital Gains Tax liability »
Author: Donatella Callaway (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) One of the amendments proposed in the Taxation Laws Amend...
02 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Determining the CGT base cost of shares in a private company at market value »
  Author: PwC South Africa Determining the CGT base cost of shares in a private company at market value –...

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