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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...
04 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exit charges on taking money out of SA ‘not a tax’ »
Author: Franny Rabkin (BDlive) The "dominant purpose" of charging people when they move their money out of SA was to dis...
04 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nene’s establishment of SARS committee looks an astute move »
Author: Carol Paton (BDlive) Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene showed some mettle when at last he pulled rank on South Afri...
03 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nene’s establishment of SARS committee looks an astute move »
Author: Carol Paton (BDlive) Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene showed some mettle when at last he pulled rank on South Afri...
03 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax-free savings: when should you invest? »
Author: Iafrica.com Changing South Africa’s bad savings culture will be no easy task but examples of other emerging mark...
03 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Germany threatens Coca-Cola with tax »
Author: SAPA-DPA Following a decision by Coca-Cola to increase its use of disposable bottles in Germany, the Federal En...
03 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
On the water: Chasing chickens beats paying tax »
Author: Neels Blom (BDlive) Some people, the member (of the Upper Jukskei Flyfishing Collective) for instance, know that...
03 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Editorial: More tax hikes on the cards »
Author: BDlive Taxpayers will no doubt be pleased to have read Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s assurances, in an interv...
03 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Black Tax’ an invisible obstacle to equality »
Author: Zama Ndlovu (National Planning Commission) What is the appropriate "division of labour" between the public and t...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
STC credits – further reminder of looming deadline »
Author: PwC South Africa STC credits of a company can be used until 31 March 2015 to reduce dividends subject to divide...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interest deduction limits on debts owed to nonresidents »
Author: PwC South Africa Section 23M of the Income Tax Act, which provides for interest deduction limitations on debts...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The influence of the Davis Committee on the budget proposals »
Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Upon perusal of the proposals contained in the Budget, it is clear tha...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Increase in individual tax rates »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The long anticipated increase in individual tax rates finally materi...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transfer duty exemption increased »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The transfer duty exemption for properties under R600,000 remained l...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clarification of section 45(3a) of the income tax act for cross-border intra-group transactions »
Author: Andrew Lewis (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Binding Private Ruling 178 (BPR 178) concerned an applicant seeking cla...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
REIT legislation extended to unlisted property-owning companies »
Author: Andrew Lewis (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Section 25BB of the Income Tax Act was adopted in South Africa with eff...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFC rules to be amended in the battle against BEPS »
Author: Lisa Brunton (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) A controlled foreign company (CFC) is any foreign company of which more...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cross-issue of shares »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Generally, the issue of a share by a company does not constitute a dis...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cancellation of contracts does not result in a reduction »
Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) To the extent that a contract is cancelled, it is expected that the pa...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Withdrawal of rebate in respect of foreign taxes on income »
Author: DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr By way of background, section 6quin of the Income Tax Act, which was introduced by Gov...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employee share incentive schemes revisited again »
Authors: Andrew Lewis and Mareli Treurnich (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The taxation of employee share incentive schemes...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Foreign electronic services »
Author: DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr In a recent report by the Davis Tax Committee, recommendations were made in order for...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Section 9c 'safe harbour' rules expanded »
Author: Andrew Lewis (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Section 9C of the Income Tax Act came into operation on 1 October 2007...
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Africans punished for govt's poor financial management »
Author: Dr Dion George (DA Shadow Minister of Finance) DA MP says Minister Nene should have taken bold steps to cut was...
26 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget shock as tax incentive is withdrawn »
Authors: Stiaan Klue and Grant Henry In 2011, government introduced a special incentive in the form of a tax credit for...
25 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT unchanged at 14% »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (The Citizen) Despite considerable speculation that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene would...
25 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget 2015: Motorists to cough up R17bn extra tax as Nene milks fuel levy »
Author: Alec Hogg (Biznews) It was easy to predict, except none of us did. Until today’s Budget Speech, South Africa’s t...
25 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wealthy individuals to pay more tax »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) ‘Tax relief for those earning less than R450 000 a year.’ Personal income t...
25 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget 2015: Nene doles out our tax fate »
Author: Thalia Holmes (Mail & Guardian)  Aside from the usual rise in sin taxes, petrol, electricity and incom...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Upholstered furniture fabrics - Textile Federation applies for amendment of rebate provision »
Author: Bowman Gilfillan Inc On 20 February 2015 the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa ("ITA...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax on proceeds received for the disposal of shares - how long is ‘for keeps’ these days? »
Authors: Andrea Minnaar and Scott Salusbury (ENSafrica) When disposing of an asset, it is critical to determine whether...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Imminent changes to transfer pricing documentation requirements in South Africa »
  Author: Arnaaz Camay (ENSafrica) On 17 July 2013 the Minister of Finance appointed a tax review committee, he...

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