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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...
17 July 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
SARS must not bully audited taxpayers »
Authors: Andrew Wellsted and Rivalani Mutshinya (NortonRoseFulbright) A recent appeal case South African Revenue Service...
14 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT considerations between developers and owners of land »
Author: Carmen Moss-Holdstock (DLACliffeDekkerHofmeyr) Where a registered vendor for Value-added Tax (VAT) purposes disp...
02 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New regulations for the zero rating of indirect exports »
Author: Carmen Moss-Holdstock (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) Background  The Value-Added Tax (VAT) rules relating to the...
29 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT implications on waived or reduced debts and business rescue plans »
Author:  Anton Kriel (Grant Thornton)    In the ordinary course of business, creditors often reduce or w...
02 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The VAT registration amendments: will these changes streamline the registration process? »
Author: Varusha Moodaley (ENS) The Taxation Laws Amendment Act, No 31 of 2013 introduced amendments to the VAT registra...
02 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final electronic services regulation published »
Author: National Treasury National Treasury today publishes the final Regulations that give effect to the amendments&nbs...
03 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax invoices, credit and debit notes - time limits are set »
Author: Carmen Moss-Holdstock (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) An amendment has been proposed in the 2014 Budget Speech relat...
12 February 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workshop for draft regulations prescribing 'electronic services' for VAT purposes »
Author: National Treasury and SARS Legal and Policy The draft regulations prescribing electronic services for the purpos...
31 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Toll fees and VAT invoices »
Author:  Johan van der Walt (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Toll fees and VAT invoices:  Must get the necessary do...
04 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT Rules in SA to be Updated for Internet Age »
Author: Ruan Jooste (BDlive) Proposals to amend value-added tax (VAT) legislation to include electronic services and pro...
30 August 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Claiming Input VAT on Professional Fees Incurred in a Takeover »
Author: Carmen Holdstock (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Judgment was handed down in the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) in th...
23 August 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Value-Added Tax (VAT) on the Retention of Fines »
      Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) An interesting judgment was handed down earlier&nbs...
20 August 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Companies to Rethink Structure of Indirect Tax Function in Wake of Increasing Compliance Pressure »
Author: PwC The trend for governments globally to raise more taxes through indirect taxes is set to continue, according...
17 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT Registrations to be Simplified »
Author: Moneywebtax In his 2013 National Budget Announcement the Minister of Finance indicated there will be a move towa...
15 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT Registration of Foreign Business »
Author: Carmen Moss Holdstock (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2013 (TLAB) was released fo...
26 June 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Value-added tax on South African investment management services »
Author: Gary Vogelman (ENS) South Africa has a world class investment management industry. In order to enhance the utili...
26 June 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Value-added tax and transfer duty … a practical reminder »
Author: Varusha Moodaley  (ENS) Although old news to some, there still seems to be little awareness regarding the i...
07 June 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed relaxation of VAT export rules not all good news »
Author:  Clifford Watson (Grant Thornton) SARS recently issued draft Interpretation Note (IN) no. 30 which sets...
28 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
E-services and Looming VAT Dragons »
Source:  Carmen Moss Holdstock (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) It was proposed in the 2013 budget speech that foreign busi...
23 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The future of VAT apportionment unknown »
Source:  Cliff Watson (Grant Thornton) The proposed future At the time of the 2013/2014 budget speech, National...
02 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
IN 52 - Replacement of Interpretation Note No. 52 under section 86(1) of the Tax Administration Act »
Source: SARS Legal & Policy SARS issued Interpretation Note No. 52 on 30 April 2013. This Note serves to –  ...
02 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Binding General Ruling BGR 19: Approval to end tax period on a day other than last day of the month »
Source: SARS Legal & Policy SARS issued Binding General Ruling 19 on 30 April 2013. This BGR reproduces paragraph...

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