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13 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS gives olive branch to overseas tax evaders »
Author: Marika Sboros (BizNews) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) needs all the positive publicity it can get, a...
13 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Not too late for tax evaders »
Author: Moneyweb Those who evaded tax through HSBC accounts in Switzerland can use the Voluntary Disclosure Programme....
08 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Record cocaine bust at OR Tambo International Airport »
Author: SARS Pretoria, 7 July 2015  – Customs officials confiscated more than R7 million worth of cocaine in a bag...
08 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Abuse of tax treaties must end »
Author: Moneyweb   National Treasury says the abuse of double tax agreements by multinational companies is the main...
08 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT hikes lesser evil to raise tax revenue »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive)  A HIKE in the value-added tax (VAT) rate would be less distorting for the macroeconom...
08 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call to review VAT laws »
Author: Sechaba ka'Nkosi (Iol) Johannesburg - The Davis Tax Commission has called for the review of VAT laws that govern...
03 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Although the Tax Court is not a court of law, fundamental principles of the law of evidence apply »
Author: PwC South Africa Even though the Tax Court is not ‘a court of law’ in the strict sense of the word, but a speci...
03 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
A great start to SA’s tax season »
Author: Nicolette Dirk (IOL) By the close of the first day of tax season that started on Wednesday, 171 568 tax returns...
02 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Almost 67,000 taxpayers submit returns via eFiling as tax season starts »
Author: Natasha Marrian (BDlive) R1.1-trillion based on the current economic climate. The tax season got off to a posit...
02 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax fraudsters come out to prey »
Author:  Masego Rahlaga (Eyewitness News) SARS says the activities of syndicates become particularly prevalen...
01 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS expects decrease in number of tax returns received »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The annual tax season starts on Wednesday and about 3.7-million tax returns from individu...
30 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Khanyisa project in George »
Author: Fasset Within the challenging South African work environment we look at ways to ensure future employees come to...
30 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time to file tax returns »
Author: Fin24 Tax filing season is due to start in less than 12 hours, and although thousands of taxpayers are already p...
29 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
BPR 193 Debt reduction by way of set-off »
Author: BDO South Africa SARS issued Binding Private Ruling 193 (‘BPR 193') on 15 June 2015, which deals with...
29 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finality of assessments not objected to »
Author: BDO South Africa The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) confirmed the finality of income tax assessments in the absen...
29 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The new MOU with Mauritius »
Author: BDO South Africa SARS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) on 2...
29 June 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Remedies if requested to prove submission of returns more than 10 years ago »
Authors: Nina Keyser, Joon Chong and Nirvasha Singh (Webber Wentzel) In recent weeks, SARS requested a particular t...
29 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Notice of judgment in terms of the Tax Administration Act »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Judgment was handed down in the matter between  Lifman and others...
29 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cross-issue of shares and tax-free corporate migrations »
Author: Heinrich Louw ( DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In the 2015 Budget, the Minister of Finance indicated that paragraph...
26 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax treaty with Mauritius blocks outflow »
Author: Lisa Steyn (Mail & Guardian) A new treaty makes it more difficult for companies to take advantage of tax lo...
24 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
All foreign companies with SA sourced income must file tax returns for 2015 »
Author: Webber Wentzel SARS has released the Notice to Furnish Returns for 2015 setting out who must submit an income ta...
24 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shuttleworth’s exit charge was valid and did not constitute a tax »
Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In an about-turn the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in the...
24 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global net closes on tax dodgers »
Author: Lynley Donnelly (Mail & Guardian) International tax rules will soon change, but companies' behaviour may ch...
24 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shuttleworth loses R250m exit charge case in ConCourt »
Author:  Sarah Evans (Mail & Guardian) The Constitutional Court has handed down judgment against South African...
24 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
International online sellers benefit from SA's existing tax legislation »
Author: Bizcommunity South Africa's online industry is under significant pressure as it battles against global digital g...
24 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exposed: Wal-Mart tax-dodging trusts network, SA’s Massmart ownership too »
Authors: Jesse Drucker and Renee Dudley (Biznews) Trojans learnt the hard way to be wary of Greeks bearing gifts. Tax a...
24 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The valuation of a usufruct for tax purposes »
Author: Alexa Muller (ENSafrica) The value of a usufruct is often needed to be calculated for purposes of taxes, fo...
18 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exchange controls: Now is the time to declare »
Author: Fiona Forde (Financial Mail) The HSBC files have introduced a new layer of wealth into SA society: a significant...
18 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax havens and tax evasion: Letting in more light »
Author: Ruan Jooste (Financial Mail) There have been a few initiatives aimed at stopping Switzerland from creating tax h...
18 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS on HSBC leaks: Getting into gear »
Author: Fiona Forde (Financial Mail) The SA Revenue Service (SARS) has only recently finished analysing the leaked HSBC...
18 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voluntary disclosure: No place to hide »
Author: Fiona Forde (Financial Mail) Alongside a busy stretch of road close to the Brooklyn circle in Pretoria is a non...
18 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New tax treaty with Mauritius may affect cross-border investment »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The new double-tax treaty between SA and Mauritius is set to come into force in January n...
17 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS’ new draft interpretation note reflects 180 degree change on the place of effective management »
Author: Daleen Malan (Werksmans) Many taxpayers who operate cross-border will be relieved to know that the South African...
17 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax treatment of share schemes to be revisited »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) Described as one of the most complicated sections in the Income Tax Act. The section d...
15 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nene says SA tax processes are by necessity boring »
Author: The Citizen South Africa’s tax system is deeply consultative with major taxes taking many years to implement an...

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