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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...
25 September 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Interest withholding tax – are you ready for 1 January 2015? »
Author: Michael Reifarth (ENSafrica) In just over 3 months’ time, the interest withholding tax ("IWT”) will come into ef...
25 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Carbon tax looms as Treasury and department finalise plans »
Author: Paul Vecchiatto (BDlive) The Department of Environmental Affairs and the Treasury are finalising an approach to...
25 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New SARS commissioner welcomed »
Author: SAPA The tax industry welcomed the president’s appointment of Tom Moyane as SA Revenue Service commissioner, th...
25 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New SARS head receives thumbs up from tax industry »
Author: Evan Pickworth (BDlive) President Jacob Zuma’s choice of Thomas Moyane as commissioner of the South African Reve...
25 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New SARS Commissioner appointed »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) President Jacob Zuma has appointed a former National Commissioner at the Depart...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disposal of Foreign Equity Shares – Proceed with caution »
Authors: Bernard Du Plessis and Peter Dachs (ENSafrica) In advising on international corporate transactions we often adv...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New dispute rules in terms of section 103 of the Tax Administration Act »
Author: PwC South Africa In terms of Government Notice No. 550 (published in the Gazette on 11 July 2014), new rules we...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Liquidation applications on a disputed tax debt »
Author: Keith Braatvedt  (Hogan Lovells) Judge Andre van Niekerk handed down an interesting judgment in t...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Salary Sacrifices »
Author: Emil Brincker (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In the recent case of  ABC Limited v The Commissioner for the So...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Concerns raised on interest deduction limitation rules »
Author: Andrew Lewis (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Interest deduction limitation provisions have been enacted in terms of s23N...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
An update on the streamlining of the VAT registration process »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Taxation Laws Amendment Act, No. 31 of 2013 (TLAA) introduced legislat...
22 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retirement reform update: Major change in the employee benefits space »
Author: KPMG South Africa Retirement Reform changes effective from 1 March 2015. These changes will affect all employer...
19 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Africa: Status Of Transfer Pricing In Africa (Part I) »
Author: Celia Becker (ENSafrica) Tanzania publicly released its Transfer Pricing Regulations (the Tanzanian Regulations)...
19 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Uncertainty to greet tax on multinationals’ profits »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Businesses globally are facing a period of great uncertainty following the publication of...
18 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Usufruct and Capital Gains Tax »
Author: Nwanda Incorporated What is a usufruct? "A usufruct provides to the usufructuary a right of use of property o...
17 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Experts wary of new proposals to combat ‘tax erosion’ »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published the first...
16 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Complaints procedure for the Office of the Tax Ombud »
Author:  BDO South Africa The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, officially launched the Office of the Tax Ombud...
16 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent developments regarding section 23M of the Income Tax Act »
Author: BDO South Africa Section 23M is set to become effective from 1 January 2015. Its intention is to limit the deduc...
16 September 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Recent developments regarding tax free savings accounts »
Author: BDO South Africa In order to encourage savings, in the 2012 Budget speech the Minister of Finance proposed the i...
16 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research and development tax incentives »
Author: Anye Jansen van Rensburg (Schoeman Tshaka Attorneys) The South African Government is aware that South Afric...
15 September 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Keeping the lid on Pandora's Box »
  Author: Lisa Brunton (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) If only all judgments were formulated with the elegant reasoning...
15 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed changes to secondary transfer pricing adjustment »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently re...
09 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...
09 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS wins war on tax dodgers »
Author: Babington Maravanyika (Iol) More than 260 cases of tax evasion were successfully prosecuted by the National Pro...
09 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Tax Disputes Resolutions Promulgated »
Author: Dr Beric Croome (ENSafrica)  SARS must come to the party in terms of adhering to the time frames set out i...
08 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Expenditure relating to deferred accruals »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Background The taxpayer operated a mine. Firstly, it would extract mine...

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