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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Budget shock as tax incentive is withdrawn »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...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
A recap of the REIT provisions and the latest amendments thereto »
Author: Toinette Beckert (ENSafrica) The provisions in the Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962 ("the Act”) pertaining to the t...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The introduction of withholding tax on interest - When is interest due and payable? »
Authors: Nicolette Smit and Chris de Bruyn (ENSafrica) With effect from 1 March 2015, withholding tax on interest will b...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understatement penalties: Where is the prejudice to SARS? »
Authors: Seelan Moonsamy and Nada Kakaza (ENSafrica) The understatement penalty (" USP ”) regime introduc...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
South African withholding taxes »
Authors: Magda Snyckers and Liesl Visser (ENSafrica) Over the past few years we have seen the introductio...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deemed loans under transfer pricing seen as a dividend declared on 1 January 2015 »
Authors: Okkie Kellerman, Jens Brodbeck and Arnaaz Camay (ENSafrica) South African taxpayers who made a transf...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
A low flat tax would be fair »
Author: Jasson Urbach (the Free Market Foundation) Hopefully Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will do the right thin...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARB fines Deutsche bank R10m »
Author: SAPA Deutsche Banks' Johannesburg branch has been fined R10 million by the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) for inadequat...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Planned carbon tax faces serious hitches »
Authors: Duane Newman and Joslin Lydall (Cova Advisory & Associates) One of the big announcements in Wednesday’s bud...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax increases ‘should be kept to minimum’, says Sacci »
Author: Ntsakisi Maswanganyi (BDlive) Any tax increases to be announced in the budget on Wednesday should be kept to the...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax change 'deters foreign investment' »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Tax experts are concerned that an amendment to tax legislation could signal tha...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why the negativity about tax-free savings? »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Long-awaited final regulations published. I have been quite surprised by some...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Summary of The Davis Tax Committee’s BEPS sub-committee general report released December 2014 »
Author: Peter Dachs (ENSafrica) Introduction This note provides a summary of the Davis Tax Committee's (DTC) gen...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Don’t over-complicate tax laws’ »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Attempt to plug every gap makes the system unworkable – Norton Rose Fulbright....
23 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget speech: Who to tax? »
Author: Jac Laubscher (Sanlam) Next week’s National Budget will be the first since 1994 that will require increased taxe...
23 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Economic week ahead: Minister likely to declare tax hikes »
Author: Ntsakisi Maswanganyi (BDlive) It is almost D-day for Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene as he tables his budget spee...
23 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Debt reduction and mining assets »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)  On 18 February 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) re...
23 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sale of shares subject to suspensive conditions »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruli...
23 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax pain favoured by market amid GDP risks »
Author: Rene Vollgraaff (Bloomberg) Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is looking for taxes he can raise as he seeks to off...
23 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS adamant about Pillay, Richer involvement »
Author: SAPA The SA Revenue Service was adamant on Thursday that deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay and head of strategic...
23 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘SARS spied on Malema and Mbalula’ »
Author: Angelique Serrao (Iol News) Members of a "rogue spy unit” in the SA Revenue Service posed as drivers for politi...
23 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Requests for relevant material: A delicate balance between SARS’ powers and taxpayer’s rights »
Author: Jerome Brink (ENSafrica) The world economy is still in a fragile state and battling to gain momentum a...

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