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Individuals Tax
25 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Good news for employers: increase in thresholds for exemption of employer-provided bursaries »
Authors: Mark Morgan and Gigi Nyanin (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 8 July 2016, the National Treasury (Treasury) released t...
20 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed tax changes for share schemes: Double tax for no good reason? »
Author: Patricia Williams (Bowman Gilfillan) The 2016 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) and 2016 Draft Taxation...
13 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
In vino veritas: an important case for the wine farming industry »
Authors: Louis Botha and Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African wine industry is internationally renown...
19 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home is where the mine is »
Author: Ntebaleng Sekabate (ENSafrica) On 15 April 2016, the Minister of Mineral Resources published the draft Reviewed...
03 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS ruling on a share subscription transaction followed by a share »
Author: Mansoor Parker (ENSafrica) On 17 March 2016, the South African Revenue Service ("SARS”) issued an interesting bi...
04 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendments to tax free investment regulations »
Author: Mareli Treurnicht (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) With effect from 1 March 2015, the South African Government (Governmen...
07 March 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
SARS looks to clear up misconceptions relating to tax exemption for foreign employment income »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Draft Interpretation N...
22 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS eases the compliance burden on certain generous taxpayers »
Author: Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr On 2 September 2014, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) first issued Binding General...
20 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed amendments to the rules of prescription - does this leave a taxpayer with any certainty? »
  Authors: Robert Gad and Taryn Solomon (ENSafrica) A fundamental reason for the existence of the rules of p...
26 October 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
What is “interest” anyway? section 24J and interest deductions »
Author: Morongoa Matlala (ENSafrica) Introduction Sections 11(a) and 23(g) of the Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962 ("the...
26 October 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Dividends tax payable on the distribution of dividends to employees »
Authors: Gigi Nyanin and Nicole Paulsen (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Is dividends tax payable on the distribution of dividen...
08 October 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Tax treatment of contributions to retirement funds »
Author: Jenny Klein (ENSafrica) The date of implementation of new rules relating to the tax treatment of contributions t...
07 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voluntary disclosure relief to be widened »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) currently provides for v...
02 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Limitation on the deductibility of interest »
Author: Mike Betts (Grant Thornton Cape) The February edition of e-taxline,  Ignore 1 January 2015 tax changes...
25 August 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Proposed unilateral extension of prescription by SARS »
Author: Nicolette Smit (ENSafrica) Section 99 of the Tax Administration Act, 28 of 2011 ("Tax Admin Act”) regulates pres...
18 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ruling on issue of capitalisation shares »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Binding Private Ruling...
11 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The tax free nature of a voluntary severance package »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Loss of employment through retrenchment (forced or voluntary) is a r...
11 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New requirements for taxpayers who claim legal professional privilege »
Authors:  Nina Keyser, Yashika Govind and Stuart Scott (Webber Wentzel) Where the South African Revenue Servi...
04 August 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Earning commission? This is what you can deduct »
Author: Petro van Deventer (Unikone) In our previous article regarding income tax and deductions for individuals, the ba...
03 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court of Appeal unconvinced by van der Merwe story »
Author: PwC South Africa The Supreme Court of Appeal was approached to set aside a preservation order that had been gra...
03 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed amendment to anti-avoidance rule in respect of asset-for-share transactions »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Section 42 of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (Act) provides for tax...
30 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do you or your dependant have a medical disability? »
Author: Ilsa Groenewald (BDO Durban) Taxpayers who have a disability, or who have a spouse or child with a disability, s...
27 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Innocuous binding private ruling or perhaps not »
Author: Andrew Lewis (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) We often comment that the tax legislation applicable to share incentive...
15 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Closing the loophole on retirement annuities and estate duty »
Author: Denver Keswell (Nedgroup Investments) "To eliminate the potential to avoid estate duty, government proposes tha...
15 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Take advantage of tax-free savings now »
Author: Douglas Gaul (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) Following much anticipation, taxfree savings accounts (TFSA) were int...
11 May 2015   (3 Comments - view/add)
Reducing tax by using arbitrage »
Author: Ben Strauss (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) With effect from 1 March 2015, the highest marginal income tax rate for...
06 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulation to determine “retail market value” for the determined value of a motor vehicle »
Author: SARS SARS issued ​a regulation under items (a) and (c) of the definition of "determined value" in paragraph 7(1)...
04 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finance Minister withdraws implementation of UIF principle »
Author: National Treasury The Minister of Finance has withdrawn the implementation of the UIF proposal to reduce the con...
22 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent case law regarding the employees’ tax implications of a company car scheme in the spotlight »
Author: Jenny Klein (ENSafrica) A recent case heard in the Gauteng Tax Court has highlighted the nature of an employee’s...
20 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Updated ABC of CGT for Individuals (Issue 8) & Companies (Issue 6) »
Author: SARS Please click on the relevant link below to open the updated guides (15 April 2015): The ABC of Capital G...
17 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Make your tax-free savings sweat »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Citizen) Tax-free savings accounts offer South Africans the opportunity to invest up to...
10 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New inclusions on SARS website regarding banking detail changes »
Author: SARS Changes have been effected to the SARS page dealing with banking detail changes. Please click on the releva...
02 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: Draft guide on the taxation of foreigners working in South Africa »
Author: SARS SARS published the Draft guide on the taxation of foreigners working in South Africa on the 31 st  of...
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...
31 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed tax changes to company cars »
Author:  Doné Howell (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) With the continued review of tax legislation, whethe...

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