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13 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Small tax changes may bring sizeable savings »
Author: Justin Arnesen (Cova Advisory & Associates) We are all too familiar with the devil lying in the detail, the...
13 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Morality at play for South African taxpayers »
A uthor: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Paying taxes is a value proposition. If taxpayers are getting value for their money, th...
12 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS to reimburse employers for excess employment tax incentive credits »
Author: BDO South Africa On 18 December 2014, the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Musa Nene, made a notice in the Governme...
12 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Binding private ruling 185: Corporate rules – disposal of assets and liabilities »
Author: BDO South Africa Binding private ruling 185: corporate rules – disposal of assets and liabilities as part of a...
12 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New draft binding general ruling relating to unbundling transactions »
Author: BDO South Africa The Corporate Restructuring Rules (‘the rules') are included in sections 41 to 47 of the Income...
12 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Calls to increase VAT over income tax »
Author: Hanna Barry (Moneyweb) Far more cost effective, far less politically expedient. A one-percentage point incre...
12 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Still no clarity on Zimbabwean tax, says Aquarius »
Author: Allan Seccombe (BDlive) Aquarius Platinum is seeking clarity from the Zimbabwean government on a tax that c...
12 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax hikes ‘will hurt cash-strapped consumers’ »
Author: Ntsakisi Maswanganyi (BDlive) Any significant tax changes, such as an increase in personal income taxes, will ma...
11 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax-free savings account vs retirement plan »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) What the numbers do (and don’t) tell you. Where does a tax-free savings acco...
11 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
R23bn stashed in Swiss banks »
Authors: Rob Rose and Gerard Ryle (Times Live) Hundreds of South Africans have stashed more than $2-billion (about R23-...
11 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Venture capitalists welcome changes to tax law »
Author: Samuel Mungadze (BDlive) South African venture capitalists have welcomed changes to tax laws contained in the Ta...
11 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Probe into SARS ‘covert’ unit began in 2010 »
Author: Natasha Marrian (BDlive) The State Security Agency (SSA) initiated an inquiry into the existence of a "covert" u...
11 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
HSBC leaks show up nefariousness »
Author: BDlive Where is the capital of Africa?" asks the oft-shared Facebook riddle. The answer to which, we now discove...
11 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finally, someone voices alarm at SARS shenanigans »
Author: Hilary Joffe (BDlive) Asked at a presentation on the economic outlook on Tuesday whether he was concerned about...
09 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft ruling on the termination of STC credits and the effect on dividends declared »
Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued a draft Bindi...
09 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS's power to request relevant material »
Author: Mareli Treurnicht (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Section 46(1) of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) g...
09 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS’ dented image very likely to come back to bite it »
Authors: Banele Ginindsa and Wiseman Khuzwayo (Business Report) The reputation of SA Revenue Service (SARS), built pains...
05 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Venture capitalists welcome changes to tax law »
Author: Samuel Mungadze (BDlive) South African venture capitalists have welcomed changes to tax laws contained in the Ta...
05 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transfer Pricing adjustments leading to withholding tax obligations »
Author: KPMG South Africa In terms of Section 31(3) of the Income Tax Act, any adjusted amount for transfer pricing and...
05 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS cases at risk as top official resigns »
Author: Natasha Marrian (BDlive) High-profile investigations by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) could be at ri...
04 February 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Additional taxes are in the pipeline »
Author: Wiseman Khuzwayo (Business Report) The government may decide to impose a R12 billion additional tax to reduce n...
04 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Concern about regulations on tax-free savings »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) There is concern that providers of tax-free savings accounts may not be ready t...
04 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transfer duty taxing for buyers as well as sellers »
Author: Andrew Golding (Pam Golding Property Group) Taxing a sale between a willing homeowner and buyer is controversia...
03 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Local industry applies for rebates on components for the manufacture of electricity meters »
Author: Bowman Gilfillan Inc   Itron Metering Solution (Pty) Ltd ("Itron”)  has applied to ITAC for a rebate pr...
03 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Upholstered furniture sector applies for full rebate on imported woven fabrics »
Author: Bowman Gilfillan Inc On 30 January 2015 The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa ("ITAC...
02 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Asset-for-share transactions and the assumption of (contingent) liabilities »
Author: Mareli Treurnicht (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The applicant was a locally listed resident company having various...
02 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes to criteria considered by SARS when suspending payment of tax »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Previously, s164(3) of the TAA provided that a senior SARS official ma...
02 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Could capital gains tax be increased? »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) How government is likely to plug its fiscal deficit. Finance minister Nhlanh...
26 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Confusion regarding interpretation »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In this matter, a registered vendor for purposes of Value-added Tax (V...
26 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Temporary rental of units – extension of cut-off date »
Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Where developers are unable to sell their units and decide to find a t...
23 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Withholding tax on foreign interest paid and increase in rate of withholding tax on royalties paid »
Author: Grant Ward (Moore Stephens) Withholding tax on foreign interest paid and Increase in rate of withholding tax o...
21 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Good news for (late) provisional taxpayers »
    Author: Joon Chong (Webber Wentzel) The Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act 44 of 2014 was publishe...
19 January 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
New tax-free savings account a real winner »
Author: Warren Ingram (BDlive) I don't like giving investment tips or predicting what is going to be the best performer...
19 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax issues take back seat on SA boards »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Around the world, large, listed companies are troubled by cyber-security risks and compan...
19 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Relationship between a VAT vendor and SARS »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) recently handed down judgment in the...

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