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15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax incentive ‘put 270,000 in jobs’ »
Author: Natasha Marrian (BDlive) The Employment Tax Incentive Act had led to 270,000 people being employed, with 29,000...
14 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Director of Public Prosecutions, Western Cape v Parker (103/14) [2014] ZASCA 223 (12 December 2014) »
  Author: Erich Bell (SAIT) Introduction This case is an appeal from the Western Cape Hi...
13 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Illegal online gambling ‘hits tax revenue’ »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Although online gambling is illegal in SA, the trade has been growing and threatens the f...
12 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Malicious reporting »
Author: Luther Lebelo (SARS) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has noticed with disappointment a tendency by some...
12 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Meaning of “due and payable” for purposes of the interest withholding tax provisions »
Author: Robyn Berger (KPMG) As of  1 March 2015 , interest payable by South African residents to or for the be...
12 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax amendments: substantive changes limited »
Author: Ernest Mazansky (Werksmans Attorneys) 2014’s Taxation Law Amendment Bill and Tax Administration Laws Amendment B...
09 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Warning from Keith Engel: SA seeing “beginnings of a tax revolt” »
Author: BizNews Unusually, taxation has gotten into the front of the news queue lately. On the one side there is growin...
09 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The tax implications of emigrating »
Author: Patrick Cairns (Moneyweb) In this article Tracy Muller from Nedbank Private Wealth answers a question from...
08 January 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Avoiding fiscal cliff will have taxpayers staggering »
Authors: Jannie Rossouw, Fanie Joubert and Adèle Breytenbach  Our research on SA’s fiscal position, published in th...
08 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS boss suspended again after court relief »
Author: Natasha Marrian (BDlive) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has upped the ante in its bid to discipline it...
07 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS ‘already fighting tax erosion’ »
Authors: Linda Ensor and Amanda Visser (BDlive) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has already begun to tackle th...
06 January 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
SARS has reached its limit of effective collection »
Author: Loane Sharp (BDlive) In a new series of TV advertisements called "Paranoia", the South African Revenue Service (...
06 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exemption of foreign pensions received by South African residents »
Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Over the past few years there has been uncertainty surrounding the cir...
06 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deferral of the implementation of the electronic tax compliance status system »
Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Tax clearance certificates (TCCs) are issued by the South African Reve...
12 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Creation of covert SARS intelligence unit ‘done with state approval’ »
Author: Natasha Marrian (BDlive) Suspended South African Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay has insisted th...
11 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Security SPVS and tax neutrality »
Author: Betsie Strydom (Bowman Gilfillan) Does the judgment in Capstone 556 (Pty) Ltd v CSARS [2014] jol 32201(w...
10 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Engel quits EY to take up leadership role at tax body »
Author: Evan Pickworth (BDlive) Unexpected executive moves in the tax industry continued on Tuesday when the National Tr...
09 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS emerges bruised in the Tradex judgment »
Author: PwC South Africa The judgment of the Western Cape High Court in CSARS v Tradex (Pty) Ltd [2014] ZAWCHC 142 was...
09 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The SCA rejects SARS’s attack on DDS schemes »
Author: PwC South Africa  SARS has investigated, and in many cases raised assessments in respect of, share incent...
09 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
5.32 million tax returns submitted in 2014 tax season »
Author: Kristy Jooste (Cape Business News) A total of 5.32 million income tax returns were submitted in the 2014 tax sea...
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...

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