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07 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Uptake of turnover tax regime remains minimal »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The government’s efforts to encourage entrepreneurs to start small businesses by offering...
06 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How tax dodgers do it »
Author: Graeme Hosken (Times LIve) Gold coins, artwork, exotic wines, rare animals, farms and luxury yachts are so yest...
06 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Treasury weighs in on Panama Papers »
Author: Sasha Planting (Moneyweb) National Treasury has weighed in on the Panama Papers announcing that its relevant age...
06 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
All tax dodge reports probed, says Gordhan »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday joined other world leaders in welcoming the reve...
06 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS’s voluntary disclosure programme bears fruit »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has so far collected R6.3bn under the special volu...
05 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
World just got smaller for cash hoarders and tax dodgers »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) There are fewer places to hide for people illegally hoarding cash and avoiding taxes, a Tre...
05 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA authorities eye cash in offshore tax havens‚ Fidentia ‘missing millions’ amid #PanamaPapers leak »
Author: Ernest Mabuza (Times Live) Curators are taking legal advice after the #PanamaPapers leak that showed hidden acc...
05 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
No more low-hanging fruits »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The margin between the tax revenue target and the actual collections seems to be narrowing e...
04 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
We can’t afford SARS slippage »
Author: BDlive More than a decade ago, then finance minister Trevor Manuel and then South African Revenue Service (SARS)...
04 April 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
SA is an overtaxed nation: Outa »
Author: TechCentral South Africa is an overtaxed and uncompetitive country that is inching closer to junk status, a...
04 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxman's fat purse raises hope for credit rating relief »
Authors: Asha Speckman and Mariam Isa (Sunday Times) South Africa's finances are in better shape, at least when it come...
04 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
African nations demonstrate healthy tax growth, OECD finds »
Author: Emma Rumney (Public Finance International) Tax revenues in some African countries have risen by up to almost 7%...
04 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sars rakes in R1 trillion in tax »
Author: TechCentral The South African Revenue Services has never collected more than a trillion rand in taxes before -...
04 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax collection better than forecast‚ but low growth constrains government spending: Gordhan »
Author: Times Live South Africa’s government has to be tough on mismanagement of funds‚ amid low economic growth and in...
31 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sugar tax: Leaving a bitter aftertaste »
Authors: Adele Shevel & Palesa Vuyolwethu Tshandu (Financial Mail) The Consumer Goods Council, which represents reta...
31 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A revolutionary economic lifesaver – eliminate corporate tax »
Author: Brian Kantor (Biznews) A revolutionary proposal to  transform the prospects of the SA economy  – elimi...
29 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxing measures to curb trust fund tricks »
Author: Maarten Mittner (BDlive) The tax efficiency of trusts may have taken a knock after the latest budget proposals,...
24 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax: No need to panic »
Author: Claire Bisseker (Financial Mail) Judge Dennis Davis, who heads the Davis Tax Committee, believes that despite sl...
23 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Impact of tax on investment returns »
Author: Fin24 Saving more and investing through a tax-free savings account is a very tax efficient way of ensuring maxim...
23 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Navigating the Reit environment »
Author: Fin24 Always be conscious of risk in your approach to the Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) sector, according...
22 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS changes demand extra care from provisional taxpayers »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Provisional taxpayers will soon have to take additional care when estimating their taxabl...
22 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How much time you spend paying taxes in South Africa »
Author: BusinessTech Code for South Africa has released a  2016 tax clock  which calculates how much time in y...
18 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes expected for venture capital incentive »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The sluggish uptake of an attractive venture capital tax incentive for investments in small...
18 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
More changes expected to venture capital incentive »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) Following sluggish uptake of an attractive tax incentive. The sluggish uptake of an at...
17 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan should broaden sugar tax to junk food »
Author: Viccy Baker (BDlive) A lowering of obesity rates in Mexico has been attributed in part to the introduction of a...
16 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Green light for delay of tax law amendments »
Author: Chantall Presence (IOL) MPs on Tuesday passed legislation which allows for contested provisions of the Taxation...
15 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Calling taxman to account »
Author: Georgina Crouth (IOL) If SARS has failed to deal with your complaint, try the tax ombudsman, suggests...
14 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury's missed opportunities for Budget 2016 »
Author: Charles de Wet (Fin24) Finance minister Pravin Gordhan tabled a budget on 26 February that focuses largely on re...
14 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft amendments on transfer of tax-free savings released »
Author: IOL National Treasury has released draft amendments to the regulations governing tax-free savings accounts to pr...
14 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CEOs of SA’s three big REITs to deliberate the local listed property sector’s global standing »
Author: eProp The SA REIT Conference is again proving to be the gathering place for the sharpest minds in property, fin...
10 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Approval for amendment bill on provident fund savings »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) Parliament's standing committee on finance on Wednesday informally approved an amended bill...
09 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax bind about foreign assets remains »
Author: Johan Troskie (BDlive) Leaving aside the issues of downgrades and whether last month’s budget will get SA out of...
09 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Committees call for more time for tax regularisation »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) Parliament’s two finance committees have called on the Treasury to review the window for pe...
08 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The real cost of holding debt »
Author: Michel Pireu (BDlive) Spending habits of consumers have changed significantly over the last century," says Octog...
07 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT increase could lead to recession »
Author: Craig Dodds (IOL) Introducing a VAT increase this year - as many had expected was on the cards - could have tipp...

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