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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...
07 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed amendments to the Public Benefit Organisation Provisions »
Author: Webber Wentzel Currently, conduit Public Benefit Organisations (PBOs) (PBOs which do not carry on a Public Benef...
07 August 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
New relief for small enterprises »
Author: Webber Wentzel In a review released by the Davis Tax Committee during July 2014, it was concluded that the lower...
06 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shares and tax: The facts »
Author: Patrick Cairns (Moneyweb)  Understand how you will be taxed when you sell shares. For anyone investing d...
06 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is capital gains tax fair? »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneywebtax) Reader’s question answered. In this tax column, Gabrie Combrinck and Vedika...
06 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax union 'unworkable' »
Author: Olebogeng Molatlhwa (TimesLive)  Would you join a taxpayers' union that wants to hold the government accou...
06 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposal to amend section 23N to better reflect market norms »
Author: Webber Wentzel Section 23N, which replaced section 23K with effect from 1 April 2014, prescribes rules to cap th...
06 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes to the provisions relating to real estate investment trusts »
Author: Webber Wentzel  The draft TLAB 14 seeks to expand the definition of a "property company," as contained in t...
06 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Limited deduction available to PPP receiving exempt income from government »
Author: Webber Wentzel  The draft TLAB 14 introduces section 12NA, which aims to regulate the tax treatment of allo...
05 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Africa boosts venture capital with tax regime changes »
Author: PE Hub  Two proposed changes to the Income Tax Act in South Africa will have a positive impact on the ventu...
04 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The proper forum and process for contesting a tax assessment »
Author: PwC  The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa provides that – Everyone … has the right...
04 August 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Litigation with SARS – levelling the playing field »
Author: PwC South Africa New rules governing the procedures to be followed in respect of objections and appeals, w...
04 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rectification of an agreement in order to secure zero-rated VAT »
Author: PWC South Africa The issue before the court in Milner Street Properties (Pty) Ltd v Eckstein Properties (P...
04 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS must give proper reasons and have proper grounds »
Author: Ben Strauss (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA), together with the new...
04 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disposals by share incentive trusts »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Binding Private Rulin...
01 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global business sceptical about success of BEPS – Grant Thornton survey »
Author: Grant Thornton  But will SA businesses be supportive?A global survey of 3,500 businesses in 40 countries co...
01 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Further restrictions on cheque payments to SARS »
Author: Mike Betts (Grant Thornton) The advent of electronic payment facilities has drastically reduced the use of chequ...
01 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Datakor case is still alive for new debt reduction rules »
Author: Barry Visser (Grant Thornton) Old debt reduction rules The matter of CIR v Datakor Engineering (Pty) Ltd 1998...
01 August 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax implications of expenditure funded by government grants »
Author: Christel du Preez (Grant Thornton) Section 12P was introduced into the Act to deal with government grants receiv...

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