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12 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan Targets Wasteful Expenditure »
Gordhan Targets Wasteful Expenditure The Finance Minister cracks the whip in an otherwise "boring” mini-Budget IF South...

H Dip dissertations
12 June 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
H Dip dissertations »
A Critical Analysis of Recent Supreme Court of Appeal Judgments That Have Deviated From The Stare Decisis Principle Auth...

Employees' tax (PAYE)
09 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Remuneration structuring – SCA endorses taxpayer scheme »
Author: PwC South Africa Ever since the Margo Commission recommended that there should be a uniform system for the dete...
05 October 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disclosure to SARS and the treatment of pay-as-you-earn »
Authors: Nicole Paulsen and Gigi Nyanin (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The disclosure to the South African Revenue Se...
02 September 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
Employment Tax Incentive: Reminder »
Author: Lloyd Ponter (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) The Employment Tax Incentive ("ETI”) was introduced from January 2014...
02 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finance Minister extends consultation on UIF proposal by one month »
Author: National Treasury The Minister of Finance has agreed to a one-month extension in the consultation process on the...
02 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employer annual reconciliation information updated on SARS website »
Author: SARS The employer annual reconciliation information on SARS’ website has been updated. Please  click here...

TaxTalk Business
23 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are you an Entrepreneur or a ‘Wantrepreneur?’ »
Author: Alex Pirouz (Entrepreneur Magazine)  It seems like everyone is calling themselves an entrepreneur these d...
23 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Certain over-65s may now have to pay provisional tax »
Author: Mark Bechard (Business Report) Amendments to the Income Tax Act that took effect on March 1 will af...
23 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Income protection tax change likely to affect your salary, benefits »
Author: Laura du Preez (Personal Finance) Life assurance companies have responded differently to the change in how inc...
23 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Make the most of tax-free savings »
Author: Lisa Steyn (Mail and Guardian) Finance houses have moved quickly to offer tax-free products made possible by...
23 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Provisional tax penalties made simpler – and harsher »
Author: Mark Bechard Some of the penalties imposed on provisional taxpayers who fail to meet their obligations have re...

Institute News
18 October 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
FAQ - 18 October 2016 »
Author: SAIT Technical 1. Does a local distributor have to charge VAT when invoicing a foreign supplier? Q: A...
12 October 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
FAQ - 12 October 2016 »
Author: SAIT Technical 1. What are rules in terms of retirement annuity withdrawal when emigrating? Q: If a pe...
05 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
FAQ - 5 October 2016 »
Author: SAIT Technical 1.  What are the tax implications of tax free saving accounts open for children? Q...
29 September 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
FAQ - 28 September 2016 »
Author: SAIT Technical 1. Whose details should be completed on the IT12T for distributions to a minor?...
22 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Small Business Corporation Survey »
Author: SAIT Technical Despite many changes in SBC legislation, many businesses still do not qualify as a SBC....

SARS operational & eFiling questions
16 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How is transfer duty calculated when someone buys an interest in a property-owning company? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Would you please let me know the process for sorting out a transfer duty problem (deemed t...
16 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
When does prescription apply if SARS discover they never levied STC on an interest-free loan? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: By when can SARS stop assessing interest-free debit loans with related entities and indivi...
16 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
What is the purpose of the questions appearing on the FTW01 SARS form? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A client is liable to complete a FTW01 form for foreign tax that was withheld in Zimbabwe...
30 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Must the VAT Notice of Registration show that a vendor is a farmer? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: We registered three farming companies for VAT during May 2014 and SARS issued  a Notic...
30 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can SARS request supporting documents over the phone? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I would just like to enquire whether SARS has entered into any form of agreement with SAIT...

Technical & tax law questions
12 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are the rates charged by landlords to their tenants zero-rated? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: The SARS directive for municipalities is specific that VAT is zero-rated, however landlords...
12 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will the settlor of an “amnestied trust” pay CGT on the trust’s assets upon death? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I am dealing with a specific query regarding an "amnestied trust”. I would like to find out...
12 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can you get the section 6B tax credit for medical expenses paid for a ‘cosmetic’ operation? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I have a client who underwent a procedure for which the medical aid scheme did not pay. It...
12 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is there a capital gain on a non-business related damages payout received from a landlord? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Would a damages payout to an individual, received as a result of a negligent landlord, be...
12 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
What is the time of disposal (for CGT purposes) when a property is sold? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q : I have a client who has sold a property. The deed of sale was signed in November 2014 subj...

Parliamentary News
29 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS presents to Parliament on Strategic and Annual Performance Plans »
Author: SARS On the 22 nd  of September 2015 SARS presented to the National Council of Provinces Finance Committee...
22 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Standing Committee on Finance: Taxpayer hearings on draft TLAB and TALAB »
Author: Parliament  Standing Committee on Finance: Taxpayer Hearings 16 September 2015 (9:30 to 13:00) Tax...

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