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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...
20 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
It can be taxing to work abroad »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) With unexpected traps for the unwary. Most South Africans think the prospect of workin...
20 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
OECD tells South Africa to widen its tax base »
Author: Judith Ugwumadu (Public Finance International) Social policies in South Africa have successfully lifted million...
20 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA should hike taxes on rich »
Author: Rene Vollgraaff (IOL) The government should increase taxes on wealthier individuals to help boost revenue neede...
17 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cross-border action raises tax risks »
A uthor: Ruan Jooste (BDlive) Various jurisdictions’ tax-reporting requirements are piling up for corporations and indi...
16 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
OECD will be releasing its Economic Report/ Assessment of South Africa on the 17 July 2015 »
Author: National Treasury The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will be releasing its Econom...
16 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to choose and open a tax-free savings account »
Author: Robert Laing (BDlive) Writing practical how-to guides involves going step-by-step through whatever you are tryin...
15 July 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
South Africans already pay three carbon taxes, so why is government imposing another one? »
Author: BDO South Africa With no real focus on behaviour change, CO2 Tax is just another taxation scheme to make up for...
14 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Davis Tax Committee – Estate Duty needs modernisation, seeks public comment »
Author: Matthew Lester (Biznews) In this piece Matthew Lester takes a look at the Davis Tax Committee’s interim report...
14 July 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
Tax committee proposes overhaul of trusts »
Author: Maarten Mittner (BDlive) In a range of far-reaching proposals, the Davis tax committee has rejected a wealth tax...

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