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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...
19 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Expiry of STC credits on 31 March 2015 »
Author: Mareli Treurnicht (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Dividends tax was introduced into the South African tax...
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trends in taxation: Coping with transparency, mining royalties and volatility »
Author: KPMG South Africa The recent dramatic fall in global mining commodity prices, along with high national deficits...
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...

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