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08 September 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Search and seizure: the extent of SARS's powers »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In order to give effect to the information gathering powers of the South A...
05 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Binding Private Ruling 166 – A change of domicile by a controlled foreign company »
Author: PwC South Africa Binding Private Ruling 166, issued by SARS on 1 April 2014, involved an issue of concern to m...
05 September 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Cape Tax Court interprets the statutory criteria for approval by SARS as a tax-exempt PBO »
Author: PwC South Africa The decision of the Cape Town Tax Court in ITC 1872 (2014) 76 SATC 225 brings long-awaited...
04 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clamour to end transfer pricing abuse »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) Pressure is mounting both within and outside Parliament for the government to introduce ded...
04 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Circular reference problem rears its head in new Taxation Laws Amendment Bill »
Author: Rob Cooper (Sage VIP Payroll & HR) The draft 2014 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) brings with...
04 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS ruling on improvements on land by a sub-lessee »
Author: Graeme Palmer (Garlicke & Bousfield Inc) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) was recently called u...
01 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
International Tax Agreements: overview by National Treasury and SARS »
Author: Parliamentary Monitoring Group Date of Meeting:    27 Aug 2014 Chairperson:       &n...
01 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Electronic communication with SARS »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently released the new rules f...
01 September 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sale of shares by special purpose vehicle »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Judgment was handed down by a full bench of the High Court, Western Cape D...
28 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Donating to Public Benefit Organisations »
Author: BDO South Africa Public benefit organisations (‘PBOs') provide invaluable healthcare, education, poverty allevia...
28 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are gains from the sale of share scheme shares being correctly taxed? »
Author: BDO South Africa This article, which examines the taxation treatment that results from the sale of share scheme...
28 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
STC credits to expire on 31 March 2015 »
Author: BDO South Africa Companies should take note of the fact that Secondary Tax on Companies (STC) credits that they...
28 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important notice: 60 Day time limit placed on section 6quin rebate »
Author: BDO South Africa It has come to our attention that there are still taxpayers who are unaware of the fact that th...
28 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Collection and exchange of tax related information by tax authorities »
Author:  Mathabo Magolego (Tax ENSight) Tax authorities across the globe are working aggressively to collect t...
28 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Debt restructuring - practical considerations »
Author: Natalie Napier (Tax ENSight) With effect from 1 January 2013, new rules were introduced in the Income Tax A...
28 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The importance of documentation in tax disputes highlighted in the new dispute resolution rules »
Authors: Stephen Levetan and Taryn Solomon (Tax ENSight) The new rules promulgated under section 103 of t...
27 August 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...
26 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax committee should look at wastage of funds »
Author: Pietman Roos (South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry) The public wage bill has become a significant fis...
25 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Refundable compliance rebate – revision of small business corporation tax relief »
Authors: Nicole Paulsen and Gigi Nyanin (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 17 July 2014, the National Treasury released the draf...
25 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contentious international corporate restructuring ruling »
Author: Andrew Lewis (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The corporate tax rollover relief provisions contained in section 41 t...
22 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Learn from cigarette tax »
Author: BDlive   Taxation is a necessary evil in modern societies, but it is no panacea, as the South African Reve...
20 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will 'Sugar tax' put South Africans in shape? »
Author: eNCA South Africans continue to battle with obesity on a daily basis. However, a new study conducted by the Uni...
18 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Capital gains tax, savings and inflation »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Consider the following example: A taxpayer bought shares for R100 000 on 1 J...
18 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Allowances in respect of Public Private Partnerships »
Authors: Nicole Paulsen and Gigi Nyanin (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 17 July 2014, the National Treasury released&nbs...
15 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Supreme Court of Appeal admonishes the South African Revenue Service »
Author: Beric Croome  Under the provisions of the Tax Administration Act, the Commissioner: South African Revenue S...
11 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS revelations: Lawyer silent on spy claims »
Author: News24 The lawyer who laid a complaint against SARS group executive Johann van Loggenberg after their relationsh...
11 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Youth wage subsidy a delicate balancing act »
Author: Talita Laubscher (Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group) The Employment Tax Incentives Act, 2013 (EITA), was signed into...
11 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Follow Mauritius and Russia and adopt a simple, low, flat tax system for SA »
Author: Eustace Davie (Free Market Foundation) In a proposal to fundamentally change South Africa’s tax system, Free Mar...
11 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Securities transfer tax and "earnout" provisions »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)  Often parties to a sale of shares agreement agree to an 'earnout'...
11 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ruling on leasehold improvements »
Author: Heirich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released binding private ruling 1...
07 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Additional changes made to SA’s transfer pricing legislation »
Author: KPMG South Africa After widespread criticism and various comments and submissions to National Treasury/SARS, it...
07 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Duplicated dividends tax administration and administrative issues relating to cross-border interest »
Author: PwC South Africa Certain foreign beneficial owners of dividends are no longer required to submit multiple ...
07 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The suspension of tax payments during objections/appeals »
Author: Webber Wentzel New factors when considering the suspension of tax payments during objections/appeals Section...
07 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
What is your compliance status? »
Author: Webber Wentzel Currently, section 256 of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) houses the provisions g...
07 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Long term loan exemptions from transfer pricing provisions »
Author: Webber Wentzel New requirement for long term loan exemptions from transfer pricing provisions The current tra...

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