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24 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Quarries not certain of SARS status »
Author: Mark Allix (BDlive) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has caused "confusion and alarm" by issuing a new d...
24 March 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
High Court overrules tax court on input VAT claim on sponsorships »
Author: Prof Peter Surtees (Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa) If a taxpayer receives money, goods and services from s...
23 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS extends the list of reportable arrangements »
Author: Ben Strauss (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued an...
23 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS clamps down on share buy backs followed by the issue of shares »
  Author: Mareli Treurnicht (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In practice taxpayers often enter into arrangements in t...
18 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
I’m not putting my money into tax-free savings accounts »
Author: Matthew Lester (Biznews.com) Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s new tax-free savings accounts have been widely we...
18 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ITC 13238 & ITC 13164 WCTC (8 December 2014) »
Author: Erich Bell (SAIT Technical) Introduction This case considers an application by SARS to amend its statement...
17 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Welcome boost for smaller private equity investments »
Authors: Bernard Du Plessis and Peter Dachs (ENSafrica) The Venture Capital Company ("VCC") tax regi...
17 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Make the most of tax-free savings »
Author: Lisa Steyn (Mail and Guardian) Finance houses have moved quickly to offer tax-free products made possible by th...
17 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Caution required! Finding a place for tax free investments in your portfolio »
Author: Franscois van Gijsen (Finlac Risk and Legal Management) The budget for the year to come brought a large va...
16 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ruling on notional funding arrangement »
Author: DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr The degree to which black people participate in the ownership of an entity is an impor...
16 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The VAT treatment of joint venture interests »
Author: DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Substantial uncertainty has arisen over the last few months pursuant to the Value-adde...
13 March 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Tax Clearance Certificates issued by the South African Revenue Service »
Author: Dr Beric Croome (ENSafrica) The Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 ("the TAA") which took effect on 1 October 201...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ackermans Limited v CSARS – HG 16408 – 2013 NG (20 February 2015) »
  Author: Erich Bell (SAIT) Introduction This case considers a review application to the North Gauteng High...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time for SA firms to tackle a taxing issue »
Author: Billy Joubert (Deloitte) There have recently been some well-publicised examples of multinationals buckling under...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beware when you issue shares »
Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Generally there are no tax consequences when a company issues shares....
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Approval of final notice and regulations for tax free investments »
Author: Mareli Treurnicht (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 20 February 2015, National Treasury issued a media statement in...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Farmer’s produce ‘held and not disposed of’ by him at year-end »
Author: PwC South Africa Does a farmer’s produce ‘held and not disposed of’ by him at year-end include produce that has...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The valuation of their trading stock by share dealers – the 2011 amendments to the Income Tax Act »
Author: PwC South Africa Share dealers – that is to say, persons who trade in shares and whose holdings of shares are c...
09 March 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
SARS blown up by its own landmine »
Author: PwC South Africa William Shakespeare , in his celebrated tragedy, Hamlet, painted the graphic analogy of...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Certain over-65s may now have to pay provisional tax »
Author: Mark Bechard (Business Report) Amendments to the Income Tax Act that took effect on March 1 will affect ce...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nene should heed Churchill’s tax advice »
Author: Dean Macpherson Nhlanhla Nene gave government further licence to destroy the economy when he tabled his Budget...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Growth ‘not just a job for the Treasury’ »
Author: LexisNexis Achieving a higher rate of economic growth will have to be an effort by the whole of government and c...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Editorial: Deafening silence on SARS panel »
Author: BDlive More than a week after Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced that he had appointed an advisory committ...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
I don’t believe in ‘if’ anymore »
Author: Jerry Schuitema (Moneyweb) How hypotheses can cripple national discourse on critical issues. It seems to be h...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax-free savings accounts with equity exposure »
Author: Moneyweb What are my options if I want to invest in a tax-free savings account with equity exposure? Some Money...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ramaphosa vows to improve tax collection »
Author: Thando Kubheka (Eyewitness News) Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday announced that government would b...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update - 2015 budget speech »
Author: ENSafrica The 2015 South African Budget Speech was delivered on 25 February 2015. Set out below are a few releva...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Withholding tax on interest »
Author: ENSafrica On 24 February 2014, SARS released information on their website pertaining to the interest withholdin...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reportable arrangements »
Author: ENSafrica The reportable arrangements provisions contained in section 34 to 39 of the Tax Administration Act ha...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dividends tax update »
Author: ENSafrica Changes to section 64EB(2) Section 64EB(2) applies in respect of,  inter alia , stock loans o...
09 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Income tax update »
Author: ENSafrica Changes to dividend exemption Two of the provisos to the dividend exemption contained in section 1...
04 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Securities lending arrangements »
Author: Lisa Brunton (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) A securities lending arrangement entails a lender advancing shares to a...
04 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Matthew Lester unpacks wealth taxes in light of the Budget Speech »
Author: Matthew Lester (Biznews) The problem with the National Budget Speech is that all the pundits are so hell-bent on...
04 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Income tax issues: The problem lies in reducing expenditure, not increasing income »
Author: Ian de Lange (Seed Investments) Last week, the South African Minister of Finance tabled the government budget in...
04 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Davis warns VAT increases are ‘not off agenda for good’ »
Author: Ntsakisi Maswanganyi (BDlive) Just because value-added tax (VAT) was not raised in this year’s budget did not me...

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