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08 December 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Suspensions raise fears SARS could miss targets »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) Instability within the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has prompted fears about its ab...
08 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax professionals back SARS suspensions »
Author: SAPA The South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT) on Friday welcomed the SA Revenue Service's decisi...
08 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Professional tax advice vital in mitigation of penalties and interest »
Author: Andrew Lewis (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Judgment was handed down in the Tax Court on 18 November 2014 in the ca...
08 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft ruling on unbundling transactions »
Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued a draft Bindi...
03 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Carbon tax? ArcelorMittal to raise steel prices »
Author: Reuters Africa's largest steel maker, ArcelorMittal South Africa, said on Tuesday it would raise its prices if...
03 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax hikes and taxpayer revolt »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) While the introduction of some form of tax hikes seems imminent, any potential...
02 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
R160-million investment scam trial still struggling to get going after 10 years »
Author: Ernest Mabuza (Times Live) KwaZulu-Natal businessman Gary Porritt and his former associate Sue Bennett are doin...
01 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax amendments – 2014 »
Authors: Doelie Lessing, Ernest Mazansky, Leon Rood, Daleen Malan and Yvonne Steyn (Werksmans) Introduction Thi...
01 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interpretation of fiscal legislation »
Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   The judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal in  Commissione...
01 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
No evidence justifying penalty »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Judgment was handed down in the Tax Court on 18 November 2014 in the c...
01 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nene’s tax challenge »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) South Africa does not have the scope to increase corporate tax rates, a new sur...
01 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT is the elephant in tax-policy room »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The Davis Tax Committee is expected to release its report and findings on base erosion an...
28 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Companies finding it easier to pay taxes, says PWC & WB »
Author:  Nicole Cassandra Naidoo (CNBC Africa) Paying taxes has become easier over the past year for medi...
27 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax in SA: who is paying? »
Author: BusinessTech New data from StasSA finds that government received less tax from businesses in 2012/13 than it did...
27 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government ‘eager to eliminate wasteful spending’ »
Author: Linda Ensor Government recognises that there is "significant room" for improving the cost effectiveness of servi...
27 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Answers to Twitter questions »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Is there a general problem with the efiling website at present? A:  The efiling websi...
27 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AB (Pty) Ltd v CSARS, case number 1132 - Johannesburg Tax Court delivered on 18 November 2014 »
Author: Joon Chong (Webber Wentzel) In this case, the Tax Court was called upon to decide an appeal against the levy of...
26 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxman flexing his muscles »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht The South African Revenue Service (Sars) is flexing its muscles to preserve assets t...
26 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
FATCA is a fungus »
Authors: Dalila Ver Els and Anthony Markham (Maitland) When the USA first introduced the Foreign Account Tax Complianc...
26 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS exempts pensions from outside SA »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Pensions received while working abroad are now exempt from tax in SA, following a recent...
25 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Landmark judgement in Supreme Court of Appeal upholds deferred delivery share scheme »
Authors: Robert Gad, Stephen Levetan, Hanneke Farrand and Taryn Solomon (ENSafrica) In its first and...
24 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The treatment of foreign pensions »
Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In terms of s10(1)(gC)(ii) of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (Act)...
24 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
What is simulation really? »
Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Since the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in  CSARS...
20 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax man mulls new transfer pricing law »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is investigating possible changes to the law to ma...
19 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The thin capitalisation provisions of section 23M and further amendments proposed thereto »
Authors: Okkie Kellerman and Esther Geldenhuys In line with recent pronouncements by the OECD relating to so-called ...
19 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interest-free shareholder loans »
Author: Liesl Kruger (ENSafrica) Loans between companies and their shareholders, or other group companies are a common m...
19 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Base erosion and profit shifting (“BEPS”) – Are you BEPS proof? »
Author: Okkie Kellerman (ENSafrica) BEPS is a term used by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ("...
19 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Base erosion and profit shifting - treaty shopping »
  Author: Peter Dachs (ENSafrica) The concept of base erosion and profit shifting ("BEPS”) has been much discus...
19 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pensions received by SA residents from SA pension funds for services rendered partly abroad »
Author: Jenny Klein (ENSafrica) Many South Africans spend significant periods of time working outside the country. Due t...
19 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Divided payments to Holland – did you spot the aperture? »
Authors: Stephan Spamer and Howmera Parak (ENSafrica) By now it is accepted that the payment of dividends...
18 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS sets out to harpoon juggernauts »
Author: Lisa Steyn (Mail & Guardian)   Tax hunter wants its cut of the offshore windfall from online sales, as...
18 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The transfer pricing compliance conundrum »
Author: AJ Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) By now, most South African taxpayers should be aw...
18 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed amendments to Section 9D »
Author: Bruce Russell (Grant Thornton Cape) Proposed amendments to Section 9D could offer a simpler means to avoid...
18 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed tax changes to restraint of trade payments »
Author: Douglas Gaul (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) Paragraph (cA) of the definition of gross income was introduced...
18 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Good VAT-news from SARS »
Author: Cliff Watson (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) Repeal of zero rating for farmers We alerted our readers of t...

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