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12 October 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT Changes »
Author: SARS From 12 October 2015 SARS implemented system changes which now cater for the proper processing of Collectiv...
05 October 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why is it so important to manage VAT in your Business? »
Author: Erich Bell (BDO South Africa) The VAT Act allows a vendor to only claim an input tax deduction on expenses incur...
05 October 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
What are the common costly VAT mistakes? »
Author: Seelan Muthayan (BDO South Africa) VAT is levied at 14% on the value of taxable supplies made by a vendor in the...
28 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT and the recovery of costs »
Author: Seelan Moonsamy (ENSafrica) The question of whether VAT must be levied on costs that are on-charged often arises...
22 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS releases latest VAT electronic newsletter »
Author: SARS SARS has recently released VAT Connect Issue 5, the electronic newsletter which keeps vendors up-to-date w...
21 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disposal by share block company of sectional title units to its shareholders »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling,...
08 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA has one of the broadest VAT bases on financial services »
Author: Ferdie Schneider (BDO South Africa) SA has one of the broadest VAT bases on financial services, but is the...
08 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cash is King and VAT is cash »
Author: Folkert Gaarlandt  (EY) VAT is a key driver for business performance. Folkert Gaarland discusses...
02 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Import VAT – When and how to claim »
Author: Cliff Watson ((Grant Thornton, Johannesburg) The question of when to claim the VAT paid when importing goods has...
02 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beware of VAT zero-rating on sale of commercial property »
Author: Ben Strauss (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) If commercial immovable property is sold as a going concern and if certa...
01 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Considering the VAT effect of dividends »
Author: Herman Viviers (North-West University) "A dividend in specie generally constitutes a distribution made to the b...
19 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clarification of certain points in VAT First Interim Report »
Author: The Davis Tax Committee The DTC attention has been drawn to commentary on the First Interim Report on VAT that t...
11 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Zero rating – goods delivered by a cartage contractor »
Authors: Nicole Paulsen and Gigi Nyanin (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In order to provide the necessary legislative amend...
04 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New High Court ruling – SARS vs Taxpayer »
Author: Oddette Boshoff (Unikone) In a recent (as yet unreported) High Court case, the Court overturned the previously g...
27 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The devil is in the detail – New VAT requirements for certain contracts »
Author: Tender da Gama (Grant Thornton) Tax invoices To claim an input tax deduction, the VAT Act requires vendo...
27 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Davis Tax Committee opens the door for higher VAT rate to be considered »
Author: Ferdie Schneider (BDO South Africa) South Africans can be justifiably proud of the fact that our country is deem...
08 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Davis Tax Committee seeks public input for First Interim Report on VAT »
Author: Davis Tax Committee The DTC’s media statement on 7 July 2015 is calling for input for its first interim report o...
24 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT clauses in sale agreements relating to immovable property »
  Author: Ben Strauss (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Parties to sale agreements of immovable property should take g...
24 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voluntary VAT registration: When to raise your hand & recent regulations »
Author: Varusha Moodaley (ENSafrica) A person is obliged to register as a value-added tax ("VAT”) vendor where such pers...
10 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Revised VAT regulations add value to new mining enterprises »
Authors: Nina Keyser, Dries Hoek, Joon Chong, Benjamin Cronin and Chetan Vanmali (Webber Wentzel) The Minister of...
05 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Getting the facts straight »
Author: PwC South Africa It is well-known and often said that it does not matter how good your case may look in la...
01 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Updated VAT regulation dealing with voluntary registration »
Author: SARS Section 23(3)(b)(ii) of the VAT Act states that a person wishing to apply for registration must satisfy the...
01 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Updated VAT registration regulations »
Author: SARS Section 23(3)(d) of the VAT Act allows for the registration of persons who, as a result of continuously and...
26 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT status of payments to welfare organisations clarified by the High Court »
Author: Gerhard Badenhorst (ENSafrica) The SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service Trust ("the Trust”) approached the High Court...
21 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed changes to customs deferment scheme postponed »
Author: SARS Earlier this year changes were proposed to the deferment of payment of Customs Duty is in terms of section...
21 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mutual Administrative Assistance Agreement on VAT with Lesotho »
Author: SARS The MAA on VAT with Lesotho was published in Government Gazette 38747 on the 11th of May 2015 has an effect...
15 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Overhaul VAT laws for digital economy, says PwC »
Author: Thabiso Mochiko (BDlive) Governments need to upgrade value added tax (VAT) laws to keep up with the digital econ...
21 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT treatment of supplies to non-residents »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 30 March 2015 the tax court delivered judgment in the matter of&nbs...
21 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Value of tax free savings questioned »
Author: News24Wire Given the low annual and lifetime limits for contributions to tax free investment products, one may b...
14 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mutual Administrative Assistance Agreement on Customs with Zimbabwe »
Author: SARS The Mutual Administrative Assistance Agreement on Customs with Zimbabwe was signed on the 8 th  of Apr...
14 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Atlantic Jazz Festival (Pty) Ltd v CSARS – HC A129/2014 WC 6 February 2015 »
Author: Erich Bell (SAIT Technical) Introduction This case is an appeal to the Western Cape High Court ("Court”) an...
10 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABD CC v CSARS (VAT 969) 30 March 2015 »
Author: Erich Bell (SAIT) Background This case considers an appeal to the Cape Town Tax Court against the Commissione...
10 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
When may SARS challenge the jurisdiction of the Tax Court? »
Author: PwC South Africa    Our tax cases contain a few instances in which SARS, or its predecessor, Inland Re...
02 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Updated VAT 404 guide »
Author: SARS SARS published an updated VAT 404 guide on the 31 st  of March 2015. Please  click here  to...
31 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT increase in the pipeline to plug deficit »
Author: Banele Ginindza (Business Report) Economic research group Citi has said an increase in value-added tax (VAT) is...

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