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20 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Uber’s SA competitors cry foul »
Author: Lloyd Gedye (TechCentral) Rivals say the taxi service is using illicit loopholes to dodge paying tax and o...
20 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Matthew Lester: The uncomfortable dilemma facing Nhlanhla Nene (with video) »
Author: Matthew Lester ( Ten years ago a ticket to attend the National Budget speech was more socially prize...
19 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Revenue shortfalls will put tax mix on budget agenda »
Author: Hilary Joffe (BDlive) As economists and tax experts vie to be the first to get in with their budget predictions,...
19 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Could banks become VAT collection agents? »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Budget may speak to tax leakage in digital economy. In an effort to address...
17 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The SCA rules that a vendor who fails to pay over VAT to SARS does not commit common law theft »
Author: PwC South Africa The Supreme Court of Appeal rules that a vendor who fails to pay over VAT to SARS does not com...
13 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Morality at play for South African taxpayers »
A uthor: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Paying taxes is a value proposition. If taxpayers are getting value for their money, th...
12 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Calls to increase VAT over income tax »
Author: Hanna Barry (Moneyweb) Far more cost effective, far less politically expedient. A one-percentage point incre...
09 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft tariff and rule amendments relating to schedule no. 6 of the Customs and Excise Act »
Author: SARS The amendments proposed are as follows: Draft notes to schedule no. 6  The word "item" is replace...
09 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: Draft tariff amendment in relation to customs duty refunds »
Author: SARS Draft tariff amendment in relation to customs duty refunds on certain spirituous beverages . SARS has pro...
09 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: Proposed changes to the customs duty deferment scheme »
Author: SARS The deferment of payment of customs duties is in terms of section 39(1) of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964...
04 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Additional taxes are in the pipeline »
Author: Wiseman Khuzwayo (Business Report) The government may decide to impose a R12 billion additional tax to reduce n...
02 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes to criteria considered by SARS when suspending payment of tax »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Previously, s164(3) of the TAA provided that a senior SARS official ma...
02 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Could capital gains tax be increased? »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) How government is likely to plug its fiscal deficit. Finance minister Nhlanh...
02 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA’s rich ‘likely to bear brunt of expected tax increases’ »
Author: Ntsakisi Maswanganyi (BDlive) Having already announced a raft of austerity measures five months into his po...
26 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Confusion regarding interpretation »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In this matter, a registered vendor for purposes of Value-added Tax (V...
26 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Temporary rental of units – extension of cut-off date »
Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Where developers are unable to sell their units and decide to find a t...
19 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Relationship between a VAT vendor and SARS »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) recently handed down judgment in the...
14 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Director of Public Prosecutions, Western Cape v Parker (103/14) [2014] ZASCA 223 (12 December 2014) »
Author: Erich Bell (SAIT) Introduction This case is an appeal from the Western Cape High Court and considers whethe...
08 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AB CC v CSARS VAT 1005 GTC 9 Dec 2014 »
Author: Pieter Faber (SAIT) Introduction This is an appeal to the Gauteng division of the Tax Court by the vendor f...
07 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS ‘already fighting tax erosion’ »
Authors: Linda Ensor and Amanda Visser (BDlive) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has already begun to tackle th...
01 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
No evidence justifying penalty »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Judgment was handed down in the Tax Court on 18 November 2014 in the c...
28 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT is the elephant in tax-policy room »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The Davis Tax Committee is expected to release its report and findings on base erosion an...
27 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AB (Pty) Ltd v CSARS, case number 1132 - Johannesburg Tax Court delivered on 18 November 2014 »
Author: Joon Chong (Webber Wentzel) In this case, the Tax Court was called upon to decide an appeal against the levy of...
18 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS sets out to harpoon juggernauts »
Author: Lisa Steyn (Mail & Guardian)   Tax hunter wants its cut of the offshore windfall from online sales, as...
18 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Good VAT-news from SARS »
Author: Cliff Watson (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) Repeal of zero rating for farmers We alerted our readers of t...
04 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
R900bn collected – tax statistics »
Author: SA government news service The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has collected R900-billion in the 2013/14 fi...
24 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Experts not overly surprised by tax ‘bomb’ »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has dropped the bomb by announcing that government will...
13 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Value-added tax and entertainment »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) It is well-established that, in terms of section 17(2)(a) of the Value-...
08 October 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
TC-VAT 1015 SG – 29 September 2014 »
Author: Erich Bell (SAIT Acting Head of Tax Technical) Introduction This case is an appeal against Value-Added Tax as...
02 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New VAT rules may negatively affect farmers’ cash flows »
Author: Cliff Watson (Grant Thornton) Usually, farmers are registered to pay VAT on a six-monthly cycle. This means...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
An update on the streamlining of the VAT registration process »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Taxation Laws Amendment Act, No. 31 of 2013 (TLAA) introduced legislat...
17 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AD CC v CSARS DTC VAT 1069 (25 July 2014) »
Author: Pieter Faber (SAIT Technical Executive: Tax Law & Policy) This case is an appeal against the imposition of a...
15 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Supreme Court of Appeal admonishes the South African Revenue Service »
Author: Beric Croome  Under the provisions of the Tax Administration Act, the Commissioner: South African Revenue S...
04 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rectification of an agreement in order to secure zero-rated VAT »
Author: PWC South Africa The issue before the court in Milner Street Properties (Pty) Ltd v Eckstein Properties (P...
21 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Value-Added Tax and the disposal of a partnership interest to the remaining partner »
Author: Andrew Lewis (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) It appears that there is often uncertainty whether the transfer o...

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