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18 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Miners spared windfall taxes »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) The Davis Tax Committee has made a far-reaching recommendation that the mining sector’s spe...
18 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Davis committee against windfall taxes in mining sector »
Author: BDlive SA should not consider additional tax instruments, such as a windfall tax for the country’s mining sector...
18 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Missing billions a taxing matter »
Author: Peter Dachs (BDlive) At last, it’s cool to be a tax lawyer. After years of answering the inevitable dinner party...
18 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attractive tax rules for foreign expatriates »
Author: CBN The tax regime for foreigners who render services in South Africa for a relatively short period of time is a...
13 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Choose tax advisers wisely »
Author: Andrew Wellsted Since SA’s reintroduction into the global economy, the tax codes have become increasingly comple...
13 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Estate planning: Tax trouble for trusts »
Authors:  Ruan Jooste and Maarten Mittner (Financial Mail) The Davis Committee’s recommendations on the taxation of...
13 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax free accounts provide training wheels for beginners »
Author: Robert Laing (BDlive) Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the JSE closing its Diagonal Street trading fl...
12 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Have you opened a tax-free savings account? »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Initial take-up encouraging, but more education, innovation necessary. Althoug...
11 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips to streamline your tax return »
Author: iAfrica In South Africa, August brings about chilly weather and a chilling reality - the 2015 tax season. The th...
11 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
A carbon tax for South Africa - why a pragmatic approach makes sense »
Author:  Saliem Fakir The furore over the carbon tax in South Africa that is playing itself out both in public and...
07 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax havens not safe for much longer »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (The Citizen) South Africans with unauthorised funds abroad better get their affairs in o...
06 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS wants exchange of information treaties to include tax information »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) wants to be able to share disclosed financial in...
04 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax-free savings: Give it time »
Author: Maarten Mittner (Financial Mail) The recently introduced tax-free savings accounts have received their share of...
04 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Tax havens will chase out non-compliant taxpayers’ »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) As global efforts to close loopholes intensify. South Africans with unauthoris...
03 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Summary of draft tax legislation for renewable energy sector »
Author: KPMG South Africa On 22 July 2015, National Treasury released draft tax legislation for public comment, which ai...
03 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Summary of draft tax legislation for renewable energy sector »
Author: KPMG South Africa On 22 July 2015, National Treasury released draft tax legislation for public comment, which ai...
03 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Positive reaction to extension of tax support project »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) ‘The cupboard will be bare long before the scheme expires’ – Duane Newman. The tax i...
03 August 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury cracks down on estate duty »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The proposed closing of a loophole that allows people to avoid estate duty through retire...
31 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT system changes call for caution »
Author: Ferdie Schneider (Mail & Guardian) South Africans can be proud that the country is deemed to have one of th...
31 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax body blow in Addis weakens developing nations »
Author: Marianne Buenaventura Goldman (Mail & Guardian) Developing nations left behind as OECD countries continue t...
28 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transfer pricing is truly well regulated in SA »
Author: Roger Baxter (BDlive) There has been a great deal of public commentary in SA over the past 18 months on the ques...
28 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bids to tighten legal privilege in tax dealings »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive)  The Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) have proposed the introduct...
27 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The tax function must transform to become a strategic business asset: PwC report »
Author: Sanchia Temkin (PwC) Never before has tax been more important to governments, taxpayers and other stakeholders....
27 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
More support for NPOs after Zuma expose »
Author: Fin24 FNB this week joined a consortium of tax and accounting professionals to help stay the NPO (non-profit org...
27 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS makes U-turn on business tax location rules »
Author: Fin24 Taxpayers operating in other countries will be relieved to know that the South African Revenue Service (SA...
27 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Major shake-up of estate plans likely »
Author: Mark Bechard (IOL) Recently released recommendations by the Davis Tax Committee could radically shake up estate...
27 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Setting up a trust to reduce tax ‘should be stopped’ »
Author: Mark Bechard (IOL) A recommendation by the Davis Tax Committee to stop taxpayers from using trusts to reduce ta...
27 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Incentive is a ray of sunshine »
Authors: Duane Newman and Mari Wichmann (IOL) It is often tempting to blame the government for anything and everything....
23 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The looming tax rise: What will government do? »
Author: Robert Vivian (Rand Daily Mail) SA government should weigh its decision carefully whether to increase VAT as in...
23 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury publishes draft 2015 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) Treasury has published the draft 2015 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and the 2015 Draft Tax A...
22 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New members added to the Davis Tax Committee »
Author: The Davis Tax Committee In light of the increasing workload of the Davis Tax Committee, the Minister of Finance...
22 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Country-by-country reporting in South Africa »
Author: Arnaaz Camay (ENSafrica) On 8 June 2015, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD”) rel...
21 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
DTC recommendations may see Trusts receive a full frontal tax lobotomy »
Author: Matthew Lester (Biznews) In a recent article tax expert Matthew Lester looked at the Davis Tax Committees...
21 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax, accounting bodies step in after Zuma NPO exposé »
Author: Fin24 South Africa’s tax and accounting professionals joined forces on Monday to help stay the NPO sector after...
21 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax disclosure programme has some flaws, say experts »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The Voluntary Disclosure Programme introduced in 2012 to encourage taxpayers to regularis...

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