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20 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA taxes: you’re paying more than you think »
Author: BusinessTech New research highlights the size of South Africa’s tax base, noting that only one in ten&...
20 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Rogue' Sars unit spied for Zuma »
Author: Sam Sole (Mail & Guardian) A new twist in the ongoing saga of spy vs spy in the South African Revenue Servi...
20 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS denies ‘bullying, abuse of powers’ »
Authors: Natasha Marrian and Carol Paton (BDlive) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has denied threatening former...
20 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cross-border technical services income – Double Tax Agreements should be considered »
Author: Bruce Russell (Grant Thornton Cape) South African resident taxpayers performing advisory or other tech...
18 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pillay faces criminal charges after SARS spies explosive confession »
Authors: Piet Rampedi, Stephan Hofstatter and Mzilikazi Wa Afrika (Sunday Times) Former SARS deputy commissioner I...
18 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reportable arrangements specifically extended to foreign trust structures »
Author: Mareli Treurnicht (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 16 March 2015, the Commissioner for the South African Revenue S...
18 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS ruling on preference share transaction »
Author: Andrew Lewis (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Binding Private Ruling No 191 (Ruling) was released by the South Africa...
15 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Take advantage of tax-free savings now »
Author: Douglas Gaul (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) Following much anticipation, taxfree savings accounts (TFSA) were int...
15 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Has your tax return prescribed? SARS’ powers reach to infinity and beyond »
Author: Hylton Cameron (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) In the recent case of  Ackermans Ltd v CSARS  the is...
15 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are you liable for new Withholding Tax on interest (WTI)? Snapshot of new Withholding Tax »
Author: BDO South Africa High net worth individuals who hold local and foreign investments may not be aware of the new w...
15 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Overhaul VAT laws for digital economy, says PwC »
Author: Thabiso Mochiko (BDlive) Governments need to upgrade value added tax (VAT) laws to keep up with the digital econ...
14 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Closing the loophole on retirement annuities and estate duty »
Author: Denver Keswell (Nedgroup Investments) "To eliminate the potential to avoid estate duty, government proposes tha...
14 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How SA could collect more tax revenue »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) There is considerable scope to collect more revenue by addressing tax leakage d...
12 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS finds R24m gold stash in Quantum »
Author: News24 Gold with an estimated value of R24m and copper cabled valued at around R14 000 were seized near the Beit...
08 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
No tax on SA’s flying doctor – court »
Author: Ilse de Lange (The Citizen) The SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service Trust was a welfare organisation and did not hav...
08 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Narrowing deficit eases need to borrow »
Authors: Ntsakisi Maswanganyi and Linda Ensor (BDlive) Higher than expected tax revenues and lower government spending h...
08 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Suspended SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay resigns »
Author: BDlive The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released a terse statement early on Wednesday confirming the res...
06 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Africa withdraws R15bn tax break »
Author: Rene Vollgraaff (Moneyweb) The withdrawal of a tax proposal that would have saved South African taxpay...
30 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Steps to Pay Withholding Tax on Interest via SARS E-Filing »
Author: BDO South Africa We summarise below the steps to pay withholding tax on interest (WTI). In April, payment must o...
30 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS' Draft Interpretation note on "Place of Effective Management" »
Author: Wilco Froneman (BDO South Africa) The South African Income Tax Act does not define the term "place of effective...
30 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Former chief justice Ngcobo to untangle SARS spy scandal »
Author: Natasha Marrian (BDlive) Former chief justice Sandile Ngcobo is set to be the next arbiter in the furore around...
30 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The tax implications of a windfall »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) How prize money is treated. Unexpectedly receiving a large sum of money can go...
30 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Africa needs choice before carbon tax – city official »
Authors: Rene Vollgraaff and Tshepiso Mokhema  The Davis Tax Committee is reviewing the scope and design of the pr...
29 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
A shaky basis for findings on SARS »
Author: Editorial BDlive On Tuesday the advisory board established by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to probe the goings...
29 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS spy unit ‘was a waste of money’ »
Author: Natasha Marrian (BDlive) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) advisory board, formed in February to look int...
28 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amending a statement of grounds of assessment »
Author: Heinrich Louw ((DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Judgment was delivered by the Tax Court in the matter between  A...
28 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interpretation of exemption provisions »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)  The Tax Court gave judgment in the matter of  ABC (Pty) Ltd...
28 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Ombud speaks out about independence »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Judge Bernard Ngoepe aims to raise issue ‘more diligently’. His office is in...
23 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unlisted funds ‘would benefit’ from REIT status »
Author: Alistair Anderson (BDlive) Investors in South African property syndicates should get some peace of mind if unlis...
23 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Intelligence committee to deal with letter about SARS 'crisis' »
Author: Genevieve Quintal (News24) Parliament's intelligence committee is dealing with a letter sent by former SA R...
23 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Compliance – Keeping abreast of recent changes at SARS »
Author: BDO South Africa Everyone has a vested interest in tax compliance The South African Revenue Services (SAR...
22 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Davis Tax Committee on BEPS and the transfer pricing of intangibles in South Africa »
Author: Esther Geldenhuys (ENSafrica) The Davis Tax Committee ("DTC”) recently addressed the issue of base erosion and p...
22 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The pitfalls of cross-border service arrangements - what you need to know »
Author: Lavina Daya (ENSafrica) Part 1:  recent developments With the increasing focus on cross-border payments...
22 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New tax rules proposed for e-commerce transactions »
Author: Arnaaz Camay (ENSafrica) In the 2015 Budget Speech presented to the National Assembly on 25 February 2...
22 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Africa announces timelines for the introduction of the carbon tax »
Authors: Mansoor Parker and Andrew Gilder (ENSafrica) Introduction The South African government announced that it wil...

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