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24 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reportable arrangements – proposed replacement of the existing notices »
Authors: Robert Gad and Megan McCormack (ENSafrica) Reportable arrangements – proposed replacement of th...
24 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pitfalls arising from the financial provision for mining rehabilitation »
Author: Gerdus van Zyl (ENSafrica) Mining companies generally make financial provision for rehabilitation by virtue...
24 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Foreign property investments: Controlled foreign company issues »
Authors: Gary Vogelman and Alexa Muller (ENSafrica) In terms of the ordinary business practices of proper...
24 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The assumption of rehabilitation liabilities as consideration given on the acquisition of mining »
Author: Andre Vermeulen (ENSafrica) The assumption of rehabilitation liabilities as consideration given on the acquisit...
22 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delayed implementation on taxation laws »
Author:  Bowman Gilfillan Inc National Treasury published its revised Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill. The con...
22 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS closes in on trusts’ exploitation of system »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The misuse of trusts to hide income to evade or avoid paying taxes has long been a thorn...
21 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
First SMME colloquium will focus on ‘favourable tax regime’ for small business »
Author: Samuel Mungadze (BDlive) A favourable tax regime for small business will be the focus of the first-ever gatherin...
21 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preservation orders »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Judgment was recently handed down in the High Court (Western Cape Divi...
21 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS must choose its remedies »
  Author: Emil Brincker (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The decision of Rogers J, in  Commissioner for the Sout...
21 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interpretation note 75 updated for legislative amendments »
Author: BDO South Africa On 22 September 2014 SARS released Issue 2 of Interpretation Note 75 (‘IN75'). IN75 deals with...
20 October 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Section 103(2) of the Income Tax Act – use of assessed losses »
Authors: Peter Dachs and Bernard Du Plessis (ENSafrica) Given the poor economic climate that South A...
16 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New judgment rules that property owners are not liable to pay for rates and taxes incurred »
Authors:Andrew Bembridge, Len Vorster and Fritz Schulz (ENSafrica) New judgment rules that property owners are not lia...
14 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Would you save more if you didn't pay tax? »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Varying views on impact of tax-free savings accounts. While the proposed in...
14 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Pistorious case: Taxability of amounts received for information supplied »
  Author: Dr Beric Croome The Washington Post reported on 5 March 2014  that NBC News had agreed to pay th...
14 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Country-by-country reporting: Raising the bar for transfer pricing risk management »
Author: BDO South Africa Country-by-country reporting will greatly increase the transparency of businesses’ value...
13 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The OECD/G20 Base Erosion and profit shifting project »
Author: Lisa Brunton (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The OECD/G20 Base Erosion and profit shifting project leaders shed light o...
13 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Value-added tax and entertainment »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) It is well-established that, in terms of section 17(2)(a) of the Value-ad...
10 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Miner or manufacturer? The plot thickens »
Author: PwC South Africa A recent decision in the Johannesburg Tax Court (Case No 13410 – judgment delivered on 4 Augu...
10 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Cape High Court sets aside a judgment of the Tax Court in relation to plantation farming »
Author:  PwC South Africa The decision of the Full Court of the Western Cape High Court in Kluh Investments (Pty)...
06 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Improvements effected on land not owned by the taxpayer »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 1 October 2014, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Bindi...
06 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shuttleworth could have 'shuttled' his monies out of South Africa without the payment of a levy »
Author: Emil Brincker (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In a far reaching judgment the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) held on 01 Oc...
03 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shuttleworth’s battle ‘for all South Africans’ »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Businessman and philanthropist Mark Shuttleworth appears intent on continuing his battle...
02 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transfer pricing – changes to secondary adjustments »
Author: Christel du Preez (Grant Thornton) The proposed amendment The Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2014 pr...
02 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New VAT rules may negatively affect farmers’ cash flows »
Author: Cliff Watson (Grant Thornton) Usually, farmers are registered to pay VAT on a six-monthly cycle. This means...
02 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Accommodation provided to employees »
Author: David Honeyball (Grant Thornton) Some employers provide residential accommodation for their employees, especiall...
01 October 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury to keep tax-free savings limit »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) The Treasury has rejected a plea by the Banking Association of South Africa for the total a...
30 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Construction firms’ tax affairs worry SARS »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is concerned about the low level of tax compliance...
30 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS takes aim at 'reluctant taxpayers' »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Wants wider information gathering powers. Proposed statutory amendments to...
30 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Moyane sounds warning on state overspending »
Author: Evan Pickworth (BDlive) New South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Thomas Moyane fired a warning shot...
29 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed simplification of foreign business establishment exemption for controlled foreign companies »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLACliffeDekkerHofmeyr) In terms of s9D of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (Act), a South Afric...
29 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS takes another stab at interpreting the ‘group of companies’ definition »
Author: Lisa Brunton (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) In our Tax Alert of 15 March 2013 we reported on the South African Revenue Se...
25 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax consequences arising from the writing off of loans »
Author: Peter Dachs (ENSafrica) We are often spoken of as an economy with high levels of debt. Even when interest rates...
25 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The tinderbox of asset-for-share transactions »
Author: Andrea Minnaar (ENSafrica) The Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962 ("the Act”) contains a number of provisions in...
25 September 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Proposed amendments to the Tax Administration Act »
Author: Toinette Beckert (ENSafrica) The draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill 2014 ("DTLAB 2014”) was publi...
25 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Share lending arrangements – more tax changes! »
Author: Magda Snyckers (ENSafrica) The securities lending industry has seen many changes to the taxation of share lendin...

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