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International News
04 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Double Non-taxation of Hybrid Debt Instruments Issued by Non-residents »
Author: Esther van Schalkwyk (BDO SA) National Treasury indicated its intention to address double non-taxation, if a...
04 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
OECD branches out – proposing BEPS Action 2 recommendations to tackle branch mismatch structures »
Author: Lisa Brunton (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 22 August 2016 the OECD released Public Discussion Draft: BEPS Acti...
13 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
BEPS involving interest in the banking and insurance sectors »
Author: Lisa Brunton (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In October 2015, the OECD BEPS Action 4 Report on Limiting Base Erosion Inv...
15 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Off down the rabbit-hole in pursuit of the OECD/G20 BEPS project developments in a world run mad »
Author: Lisa Brunton (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The European migrant crisis has reached catastrophic proportions. In 2015 m...
22 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Controlled foreign companies – sharing substance »
Author: PwC South Africa SARS recently called into question the right of resident companies to claim exemption from imp...

Transfer Pricing & International Tax
28 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global transfer pricing risk management »
Author: Okkie Kellerman (ENSafrica) The realities of the business environment in which multinational groups operate...
11 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treatment of transfer pricing secondary adjustments in SA »
Author: Grant Thornton South Africa South Africa amended its transfer pricing secondary adjustment regulations, effecti...
01 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
OECD releases discussion draft on the treaty residence of pension funds »
Author: OECD Public comments are invited on a  discussion draft  that includes proposals for changes to the OE...
01 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regional meeting in Dakar on the implementation of the BEPS Project »
Author: OECD On 22-23 February 2016, a regional network meeting on the implementation of the BEPS package was held in Da...
01 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
All interested countries and jurisdictions to be invited to join global efforts »
Author: OECD The OECD today agreed a new framework that would allow all interested countries and jurisdictions to join i...

Trusts
10 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will trusts still be the way to go? The new section 7C proposed by the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment »
Authors: Emil Brincker and Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) For a number of years, National Treasury indicated that i...
02 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Proposals to Hit Low Interest Loans to Trusts »
Author: David Warneke (BDO South Africa) Included in the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill of 2016 are far-reaching pro...
23 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Settlors beware: Control over the assets of a trust »
Authors: Robert Gad and Alexa Muller (ENSafrica) The establishment of an offshore discretionary trust ("the Trust”) by a...
30 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation of trusts in the future »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Earlier this year the Davis Tax Committee (DTC) released its first report...
02 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendments to the tax treatment of disposals by incentive trusts »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Generally, where an employer establishes a trust to hold certain shares f...

Deceased estates and estate duty
25 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Estate duty implications for non-resident individual investors in South African assets »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 21 January 2016, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Bindin...
17 November 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Landlords can grow rich in their sleep »
Author: Grant Thornton Land ownership in South Africa is a contentious issue and fodder for many debates. However, owni...
17 November 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Davis Tax Committee – the true value of marriage »
Author: Doné Howell (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) The recent  report on estate duty  from the Davi...
02 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
DTC call for oral comments on first interim report on estate duty »
Author: The Davis Tax Committee The Davies Tax Committee (DTC) is inviting oral comments on the First Interim Report on...
29 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation of trusts revisited »
Author: Hanneke Farrand (ENSafrica) The Davis Tax Committee's First Interim Report on Estate Duty ("DTC Report”) was rel...

Latest Tax Bills
11 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation Bills (2015) signed into law »
Author: National Treasury On the 8th January 2016 the President of the Republic of South Africa have signed Act No. 23 o...
07 December 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement on Implementation of Tax Harmonisation of Retirement Fund Contributions and Benefits »
Author: National Treasury National Treasury has released a media statement that the tax harmonisation reforms for retire...
07 December 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Statement on Implementation of Tax Harmonisation of Retirement Fund Contributions and Benefits »
Author: National Treasury National Treasury has released a media statement that the tax harmonisation reforms for retire...
01 December 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation Laws Amendment Bill »
Authors: SARS The Taxation Laws Amendment A and B Bills were approved by the Standing Committee on Finance on 25 Novembe...
03 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment »
Author: National Treasury The National Treasury has publishes the Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment. Briefly, the...

Customs and Excise
02 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA Sugar Tax Proposal - Not Such a Sweet Deal »
Author: Keelen Snyders (BDO South Africa) The Finance Minister announced a sugar tax on Sugar-sweetened Beverages (SSBs)...
23 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Set-off of customs debt against amounts refundable »
Author: Petr Erasmus (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) South African Revenue Service (SARS): Customs (Customs) sets off amounts ow...
10 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft Rule Amendment of section 120 – Currency conversions for determining value of goods exported »
Author: SARS The proposed rule amendment extends currency conversion to the value of goods exported if that value is exp...
10 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Termination of anti-dumping duties on solar glass »
Author: SARS SARS has issued an amendment to the Customs and Excise Act regarding the termination of anti-dumping duties...
04 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Substitution of anti-dumping item - Anti-dumping duty on garlic »
Author: SARS There has been a substitution of anti-dumping items 202.02/0703.20 and 202.02/0712.90.90 to increase the ra...

SARS: Eastern Cape
22 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
News for SARS Eastern Cape region »
Author: SAIT Technical Feedback from the prior meeting: 1. Technical expertise will be available in PE once a month t...
27 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS e@syFile training and support schedule for Eastern and Western Cape »
Author: SARS SARS has provided a schedule with the dates showing when a consultant will be available to assist tax pract...
16 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
EFiling and E@syfile regional support in Port Elizabeth and East London on 30-31 March 2015 »
Author: SARS Please be advised that a SARS consultant will be available at the Port Elizabeth and East London branche...
22 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS PE stakeholders meeting »
Author: SARS  SARS held an operational meeting on the 5th of November 2014 to address operational concerns experien...
08 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS PE stakeholders meeting »
Author: SARS On 20 August 2014 there was a SARS Port Elizabeth Stakeholders meeting and feedback was provided on agenda...

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