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24 March 2016   (3 Comments - view/add)
Can SARS limit legal professional privilege? »
  Authors: Natalie Napier and Phillip Lourens (Hogan Lovells)  New rules have come into effect for h...
23 October 2015   (4 Comments - view/add)
All tax practitioners can now book SARS appointments online »
Author: SARS SARS has improved its online appointments system, which was previously only restricted to Pretoria. ...
21 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Issue 3 of the Guide on valuation of assets for Capital Gains Tax purposes »
Author: SARS This guide provides general guidance on valuations. It does not go into the precise technical and legal de...
21 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Krok v CSARS (20230/2014 & 20232/2014) [2015] ZASCA 107 (20 August 2015) »
Author: SAIT Technical The issue was the correctness of granting a preservation order under a double taxation agreement...
18 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beware: SARS new Customs legislation »
Author: Alison van den Berg (BDO South Africa) During 2014, SARS promulgated new legislation which is set to replac...

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...

29 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How should the directors' fees of Non-Executive Directors be treated for tax purposes? »
Author: Dale Cridlan (Norton Rose Fulbright) Historically there has been some uncertainty on the tax treatment...
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...

Corporate Tax
12 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulatory amendments to tax free investments »
Author: Gigi Nyanin (CDH) On 31 March 2017, Government Gazette (GG) 40758 was published, in terms of which the regu...
05 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Free transport for employees: Is there a fringe benefit? »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) In many businesses, it is common for employers to provide their employees with free or lo...
29 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Intellectual property tax and exchange control reform – the details revealed »
Author: Jens Brodbeck and Lavina Daya (ENSafrica)   One of the main surprises in the 2017 South Afri...
29 March 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Tax Incentives for Small Businesses - Give the Little Guy a (Tax) Break »
Author:  Esther van Schalkwyk (BDO) Entrepreneurs and small businesses play an important role in our economy,...
27 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Heirs, immigrants, expatriates and investors take note »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) On 13 July 2016, the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) Financial Surveillance Department...

Individuals Tax
29 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Case Review: Imposition of an Underestimation Penalty »
Author: Andrew Staude (Shepstone & Wylie) This judgment from the Port Elizabeth Tax Court concerned the imposit...
20 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
An interest(ing) case: Section 11(a) of the Income Tax Act and the deductibility of interest expense »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) On 13 December 2016, the Tax Court (Cape Town) handed down judgment in  X v The Commis...
20 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Some clarity from SARS on the taxation of non-executive directors »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued two...
15 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Does a change of the terms of a share constitute a new “date of issue” for purposes of section 8E »
Authors: Carmen Gers and Chris de Bruyn (ENSafrica) In terms of section 8E of the South African Income Tax Act, 1962...
30 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The wait is over: This is what the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme will offer »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Minister of Finance announced the Special Voluntary Disclosure P...

SARS News & Tax Administration
29 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Delay of Tax Refunds »
Author: Tax team at Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, has formally requested that Mi...
20 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Tax Court decision and recent legislative amendments regarding the lodging of objections »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr )    Submitting a late objection to an assessment issued...
15 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final changes to the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme »
Author: Beric Croome (ENSafrica) On 26 October 2016, the South African Minister of Finance tabled the Rates and Mone...
08 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS Quarterly Business Perception Study (QBPS) February 2017 »
Author: SARS The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is conducting a Quarterly Business Perception Study for the 4...
23 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS ruling on tax on taking over contingent liabilities in sale of business »
Author:  Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has sought to...

Capital Gains Tax
20 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Court pronounces on the capital gains tax rules pertaining to the reduction of proceeds »
Author: Jerome Brink (CDH)   It is a general principle of South African income tax that a taxpayer is taxed...
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...

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