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12 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voluntary Declarations Popular In NRW »
Author:  Ulrika Lomas Following the collapse of the Swiss-German tax deal in the German Bundesrat, or upper house...
10 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Tax Case Against Scottish Independence »
Author: Amanda Banks As Scotland prepares for next year's referendum on independence, a new UK Government report on Sc...
03 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Strategy Needs to be Linked to Corporate Reputation, states PwC Tax Report »
  Author: PWC (Tax Risk) Worldwide CEOs are grappling with a host of tax issues in the wake of rapid legislative...
19 June 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Commission Wants Widest Scope of Automatic Exchange of Information within the EU »
Author:  Chartered Accountants Ireland The EU Commission has proposed extending the automatic exchange of informat...
31 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Swiss Bill Facilitates End To US Tax Dispute »
Source: Ulrika Lomas (, Brussels) The Swiss Federal Council has adopted a bill creating a legal basis for re...
24 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study Says US Companies Pay 25% Tax Rate Abroad »
Source: Mike Godfrey (, Washington)  At a time when international tax payments by companies are in the...
16 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Germany's NRW Gets Tough On Tax Avoidance »
Source: Ulrika Lomas (, Brussels) The German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has announced plans to se...
07 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Withholding tax may deter investors - PwC »
Source:  News 24 (SAPA) Johannesburg - A proposal to extend South Africa's withholding tax on cross-border service...
30 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Luxembourg Eyes Further Fiscal Consolidation In 2014 »
Source: Ulrika Lomas (, Brussels) Luxembourg's Finance Minister Luc Frieden and Economy Minister Etienne Sch...
11 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA REITs: Will investors benefit? »
Source:  Inge Lamprecht  Executive summary   The publication of new listing requirements that will fac...
02 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
South African Trade Statistics for February 2013 »
Pretoria, 28 March 2013 - The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for February 2013 that...
22 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Institute Australia Senior Tax Counsel Report 22 March 2013 »
By Robert Jeremenko CTA At last week’s Tax Institute National Convention, much of the discussion and technical output...
22 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK budget cuts corporation tax, hikes borrowing and knocks penny off a pint »
By Colm Kelpie (Irish Independent) Executive summary UK Chancellor Osborne took aim at Ireland by slashing the corpora...
16 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Withdrawals from a company »
By Michael Stein (Friday Page) Given the 2014 rates of tax for companies and individuals announced in the Budget on 2...
15 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interpretation Note: No.49 (Issue 2) »
SARS recently issued an Interpretation Note that provides guidelines on the documentary proof that must be obtained a...
15 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS updated VAT 101 Registration Form »
SARS issued an updated VAT 101 - Application for Registration for Value Added Tax which became effective as from 1 January...
15 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
EU to suspend aviation carbon tax »
Brussels -The European Union is set to partially suspend its controversial airlines emissions tax scheme, officials said...
12 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top Tory in challenge on austerity »
By Irish Independent Senior Conservative Liam Fox is expected to bring Tory austerity divisions to the fore with a dir...
12 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Effective 2 April 2013 taxpayers are required to request statements of account »
As of 2 April 2013 taxpayers are required to request Statements of Account (SOA) from SARS. Monthly SOAs will no longer au...
08 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: Draft [New] Dispute Resolution Rules »
SARS issued new dispute resolution rules for public comment. The notice in terms of section 103 of the Tax Administratio...
25 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Carbon tax in SA ‘will raise costs for heavy industries’ »
By Edward West (Business Day) Executive summary Analysts say that the introduction of carbon tax will have a great ef...
22 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget tax hikes expected »
By Business Report Executive summary The tax collections for the current fiscal year is below target and the cu...
06 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
OECD: The Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes Romania as new member »
By OECD Romania has joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. As the 118th...
02 February 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Debt Forgiveness & CGT »
By Michael Stein (Friday Page) Executive summary Michael Stein discusses that tax changes reating to debt forgi...
07 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
TAA: interviews by SARS and travelling distance »
By Beric Croome (ENS) Government Notice No 789 was issued pursuant to section 47(4) of the TAA, which deals with the d...
07 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
TAA: SARS audits and taxpayer feedback »
By Beric Croome (ENS) Government Notice No 788, also issued on 1 st October 2012, sets out the form and manner of a re...
01 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Medium term budget »
"There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think." - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, Ch. 2 Each year du...
24 October 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Technical Frequently Asked Questions »
24 October 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
2012 Tax Statistics: Less is more »
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. Buddha On...
23 October 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS Customs stops R7 million worth of cocaine entering the country »
By SARS (Media Release) Yesterday morning, 22 October 2012, a male passenger who had arrived in the country on...
23 October 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax stats worry Sars »
By SAPA (News 24) Executive summary (SAIT Technical) SARS spokesman Adrian Lackay said that tax revenue collection ha...
16 October 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Nationalisation chorus ringing the taxation bell »
I cannot tell: the world is grown so bad, That wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch: Since every Jack became a gent...
09 October 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
PAY LESS TAX - SUPPORT BUSINESS RESCUE Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster tha...
01 October 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wages, taxes and fairness »
We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes non-work. Milton Friedman Weeks of unrest and strif...
23 September 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tory treasurer wants UK to become more like a tax haven »
By Rajeev Syal and Martin Williams (The Guardian) The Conservative party treasurer is calling for a major change in t...

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