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14 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Economic woes: Not all doom and gloom »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) South Africa's economic woes increased with news of a widening current account deficit and...
13 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nonexecutive directors paying double tax: your troubles may soon be over »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The tax treatment of nonexecutive directors’ fees has led to instances of double taxatio...
01 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Uncertainty mars foreign income »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The wording of a draft interpretation note on the tax exemption enjoyed by South Africans ea...
31 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is Gen Z saving enough? »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The trend to allow talented newcomers to the labour market to contribute as little as possib...
24 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why do I need financial statements if I have a small business? »
Author: Vongai Mumbula (Fleet Street Publications) "I have a small business which my wife and I started in 2014. We’ve...
24 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Efforts to expand tax base bearing fruit »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) A new focused approach to combat non-compliance is paying off. The recent crackdown on...
18 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Julius Malema’s tax battle with SARS could set a new precedent »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Firebrand politician Julius Malema may still not have clarity about the status of his com...
16 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cash-and-carry tax crackdown pays off for SARS »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The recent crackdown on the cash and carry sector in SA seems to be bearing fruit. The S...
11 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Act swiftly on tax assessments »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) As tax season looms large, an expert cautions taxpayers to move quickly if they object to th...
06 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special voluntary disclosure programme: no time to waste »
Author: Nel Schoeman (Moneyweb)  A window of opportunity for taxpayers to regularise their offshore affairs. The...
05 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
What financial transparency means in Panama Papers era »
Authors: Andrew Knight and Anthony Markham (BDlive) The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is a new international system fo...
05 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury Dept Budget Vote 2016/17 »
Author: Minister Pravin Gordhan (Politicsweb) In tabling the budget vote for the National Treasury for consideration of...
05 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury is making it harder to evade tax – Gordhan »
Author: City Press South Africa is tightening up on tax evasion as part of measures to reach its target of collecting R1...
03 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tough conditions see a slight slowing in residential property market »
Author: Andrew Golding (BDlive) Despite increasingly difficult economic and social conditions, by and large the resident...
29 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
More refined way to get tax from trusts »
Author: Peter Dachs (BDlive) The Treasury and the Davis Tax Committee seem to be protagonists of a #TrustsMustFall movem...
29 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax practitioners favour move to simplify VAT rules for foreign e-commerce »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Tax professionals support proposed steps to ease the administrative burden of internation...
28 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Court rules Tigon duo must face charges »
Author: Lionell Faull (BDlive) The High Court has ruled that Gary Porritt and Sue Bennett should stand trial for 3,160 c...
25 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nkandla saga: Taxpayers in the dark »
Author: Allan Greenblo (Financial Mail) They’ll ultimately have to pay for the constitutional court (Concourt) trial on...
25 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sars focus on cash businesses »
Author: Barbara Cole (IOL) The South African Revenue Service (Sars) is continuing its crackdown on cash businesses – the...
22 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
More support for SA’s sugar tax »
Author: Vuyo Mkize (IOL) Twenty-six representatives of the public health community of South Africa have written a letter...
22 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seriti Commission findings on Arms Deal: It ain’t over till ConCourt sings »
Author: Marianne Thamm (Daily Maverick) There is little wonder President Zuma expressed his "sincere gratitude and appr...
22 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public reporting would curb illicit financial flows from SA »
Author: David Lewis (BDlive) They come, they see and — due to relaxed tax and finance laws, or legal firms that have per...
22 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax ’amnesty' could spur on emigration, warn experts »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The proposed special voluntary disclosure programme aimed at encouraging taxpayers to get th...
21 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sars audits in cash and carry sector raise assessments of more than R600m »
Author: Sowetan Live Audit cases concluded in the cash and carry sector in the past financial year have raised assessme...
19 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Turnover tax regime: the ins and outs »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) Implications not well understood. The turnover tax regime, designed mainly for "surviv...
19 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
No more breaks for tax dodgers »
Author: IOL First National Bank is warning that South Africans with illicit offshore portfolios are not likely to get an...
18 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New tax compliance system welcomed »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) A new tax compliance status system that is expected to speed up the process of obtaining...
18 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan’s real challenge »
Author: Patrick Cairns (Moneyweb) The lost middle. Finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 budget speech was widely rega...
18 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax regime comes under fire »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The turnover tax regime, designed mainly for "survivalist or micro businesses”, has been cr...
18 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
You can’t hide your offshore assets »
Author: Laura du Preez (IOL) The Panama Papers should sound the alarm for any South African resident who still thinks i...
15 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cut taxes to boost economy and reduce inflation »
Author: Andile Ntingi (IOL) Spare a thought for the average South African, who is increasingly staring down the barrel...
14 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed changes to diesel rebate threaten marginal mines »
Author: Amanda Visser (Bdlive) Proposed changes to diesel tax refunds, limiting them to operational mines, will be a dea...
13 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New reporting standard will make Panama Papers exposé more frequent »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) Financial information will be shared automatically from next year. The massive fallo...
13 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA tax on ferrochrome set to constrain market »
Author: Tawanda Karombo (IOL) An export quota and tax imposed by South Africa on ferrochrome would constrain the market...
13 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
ATAF meets in Gauteng on extractive industries taxation »
Author: The South Africa Tax experts from Africa and around the world will convene in Johannesburg from Monday to Wedne...

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