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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...
15 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Remedies for unfavourable rulings »
  Authors: Nina Keyser and Joon Chong (Webber Wentzel) Taxpayers have various alternatives to minimise the risk...
15 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is it time for a PAYE health check? »
Author: BDO South Africa All employers should consider doing a PAYE health check on their payroll because it is one of t...
15 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Current tax system not one size fits all: Davis »
Author: Carla Bernardo (IOL) The current tax system could assist in lessening the inequality gap in South Africa, but wa...
15 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government will not ‘act unilaterally on tax’ »
Author: Ntsakisi Maswanganyi (BDlive) Government will not unilaterally implement changes to the tax system, particularly...
15 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rooting out tax dodgers who rob nations »
Author: John Stremlau (BDlive) No one likes paying taxes and many are quick to criticise elected officials for how they...
10 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax committee recommends review of gold mining tax »
Author: BDlive South Africa should review a preferential tax enjoyed by gold producers, a commission set up to look into...
10 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Zuma: Taxpayers don't deserve to fund corruption »
Author: Fin24 Taxpayers don’t deserve their money to be used for corrupt purposes, President  Jacob Zuma  told...
10 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS clamps down on ‘stolen alcohol, oil meant for poor and tax dodgers’ »
Author: BDlive Recovering cooking oil stolen from the World Food Programme for relief aid and seizing hijacked booze — w...
10 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Africa and Mauritius agree on corporate residence rules under new tax treaty »
Author: Webber Wentzel The governments of South Africa and Mauritius have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on...
10 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax consequences of foreign companies rendering services in South Africa »
Author: Dr Beric Croome Where a foreign company renders professional services to a South African company, it is importan...
09 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Davis Tax Committee releases First Interim Report on Macro Analysis »
Author: Davis Tax Committee The Macro Analysis Report aims to articulate a set of overarching principles of a good tax s...
09 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The ability of taxpayers to address tax defaults »
Authors: Natalie Napier and Pranith Meht (Hogan Lovells) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) initially introduced a...
09 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS SME desk hailed »
Author: Samuel Mungadze (BDlive) The move by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to open small business support des...
08 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘It is patriotic to pay tax’ »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) SARS commissioner at launch of small business support desks. Economies where p...
08 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Invalid assessments are subject to objection and appeal »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Judgment was delivered by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the cas...

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