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Individuals Tax
30 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS takes aim at 'reluctant taxpayers' »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Wants wider information gathering powers. Proposed statutory amendments to...
29 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax consequences arising from the writing off of loans »
Author: Peter Dachs (ENSafrica) We are often spoken of as an economy with high levels of debt. Even when interest rates&...
25 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interest withholding tax – are you ready for 1 January 2015? »
Author: Michael Reifarth (ENSafrica) In just over 3 months’ time, the interest withholding tax ("IWT”) will come into ef...
25 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed amendments to the Tax Administration Act »
Author: Toinette Beckert (ENSafrica) The draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill 2014 ("DTLAB 2014”) was publi...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Salary Sacrifices »
Author: Emil Brincker (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In the recent case of  ABC Limited v The Commissioner for the So...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Concerns raised on interest deduction limitation rules »
Author: Andrew Lewis (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Interest deduction limitation provisions have been enacted in terms of s23N...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retirement reform update: Major change in the employee benefits space »
Author: KPMG South Africa Retirement Reform changes effective from 1 March 2015. These changes will affect all employer...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Liquidation applications on a disputed tax debt »
Author: Keith Braatvedt  (Hogan Lovells) Judge Andre van Niekerk handed down an interesting judgment in t...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New dispute rules in terms of section 103 of the Tax Administration Act »
Author: PwC South Africa In terms of Government Notice No. 550 (published in the Gazette on 11 July 2014), new rules we...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disposal of Foreign Equity Shares – Proceed with caution »
Authors: Bernard Du Plessis and Peter Dachs (ENSafrica) In advising on international corporate transactions we often adv...
18 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Usufruct and Capital Gains Tax »
Author: Nwanda Incorporated What is a usufruct? "A usufruct provides to the usufructuary a right of use of property o...
16 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Complaints procedure for the Office of the Tax Ombud »
Author:  BDO South Africa The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, officially launched the Office of the Tax Ombud...
16 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent developments regarding tax free savings accounts »
Author: BDO South Africa In order to encourage savings, in the 2012 Budget speech the Minister of Finance proposed the i...
16 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research and development tax incentives »
Author: Anye Jansen van Rensburg (Schoeman Tshaka Attorneys) The South African Government is aware that South Afric...
15 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keeping the lid on Pandora's Box »
Author: Lisa Brunton (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) If only all judgments were formulated with the elegant reasoning and perspi...
09 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS wins war on tax dodgers »
Author: Babington Maravanyika (Iol) More than 260 cases of tax evasion were successfully prosecuted by the National Pro...
09 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Tax Disputes Resolutions Promulgated »
Author: Dr Beric Croome (ENSafrica)  SARS must come to the party in terms of adhering to the time frames set out i...
08 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Expenditure relating to deferred accruals »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Background The taxpayer operated a mine. Firstly, it would extract mine...
08 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Search and seizure: the extent of SARS's powers »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In order to give effect to the information gathering powers of the South A...
05 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Cape Tax Court interprets the statutory criteria for approval by SARS as a tax-exempt PBO »
Author: PwC South Africa The decision of the Cape Town Tax Court in ITC 1872 (2014) 76 SATC 225 brings long-awaited...
04 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS ruling on improvements on land by a sub-lessee »
Author: Graeme Palmer (Garlicke & Bousfield Inc) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) was recently called u...
01 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Electronic communication with SARS »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently released the new rules f...
01 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sale of shares by special purpose vehicle »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Judgment was handed down by a full bench of the High Court, Western Cape D...
28 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Donating to Public Benefit Organisations »
Author: BDO South Africa Public benefit organisations (‘PBOs') provide invaluable healthcare, education, poverty allevia...
28 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are gains from the sale of share scheme shares being correctly taxed? »
Author: BDO South Africa This article, which examines the taxation treatment that results from the sale of share scheme...
28 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Collection and exchange of tax related information by tax authorities »
Author:  Mathabo Magolego (Tax ENSight) Tax authorities across the globe are working aggressively to collect t...
28 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Collection and exchange of tax related information by tax authorities »
Author:  Mathabo Magolego (Tax ENSight) Tax authorities across the globe are working aggressively to collect t...
28 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The importance of documentation in tax disputes highlighted in the new dispute resolution rules »
Authors: Stephen Levetan and Taryn Solomon (Tax ENSight) The new rules promulgated under section 103...
27 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Debt restructuring - practical considerations »
Author: Natalie Napier (Tax ENSight) With effect from 1 January 2013, new rules were introduced in the Income Tax A...
27 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury to keep tax-free savings limit »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive)  The Treasury has rejected a plea by the Banking Association of South Africa for th...
22 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Learn from cigarette tax »
Author: BDlive  Taxation is a necessary evil in modern societies, but it is no panacea, as the South African Reve...
21 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax penalty if you put too much in new savings accounts »
Author: Laura du Preez (Iol) You will be penalised if your contributions to government’s proposed tax-free savings accou...
25 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS’ powers to apply to court to declare a director delinquent in terms of the Companies Act »
   Author: Jerome Brink (ENSAfrica)  Section 162 of the Companies Act, Act 71 of 2008 (" the Companies...
05 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Severance tax benefits – threshold increase »
Authors: Gavin Stansfield and Abdul Allie (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Tax on severance is an important aspect of t...
19 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: retirement reform and non-retirement tax free savings products »
Author: National Treasury The National Treasury published two papers for comment that provide details on the proposed re...

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