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11 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation working well but can be more efficient, says Judge Dennis Davis »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) South Africa was performing far better than any of the other developing countries that fo...
11 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Squeeze on personal taxpayer has reached its limits, SA warned »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) South Africa relies too heavily on personal income tax and on value added tax (VAT) in it...
10 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Comments invited on new tax bill »
Author: Fin24 A bill dealing with changes to tax laws and regulations governing retirement funds was tabled by the Natio...
09 June 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Reasonable care in completing tax returns »
  Author: Danielle Botha  (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) Judgement was handed down in the case of Harding v Re...
09 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New digital tax hits Apple App Store in SA »
Author: Jan Vermeulen (Mybroadband) Prices in the South African iTunes App Store will soon reflect 14% value added tax,...
09 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New South African VAT laws ‘favour foreigners’ »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (The Citizen) Global internet companies that supply e-books, apps, music and other digita...
06 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax laws shield Zuma, Malema »
Author: Thalia Holmes (Mail & Guardian) How debt-saddled leaders are escaping public scrutiny of their liabilities...
06 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Royalties - the digital connection »
Author: PwC Royalties are a feature of our commercial environment. They represent the means by which persons are able...
05 June 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Understatement penalties on returns filed before 1 October 2012 – some respite »
  Author: PwC South Africa The promulgation of the Tax Administration Act, which came into effect...
05 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Severance tax benefits – threshold increase »
Authors: Gavin Stansfield and Abdul Allie (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Tax on severance is an important aspect of t...
05 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury statement hints at tax hikes »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) The first hint of possible future tax hikes was given in an oblique statement by the Treasu...
05 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Higher VAT rate ‘should be part of Davis tax review »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The discussion about the appropriate tax mix and tax burden for South Africa would be mor...
03 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AMSA lobbies Treasury for ‘special' carbon tax arrangement »
Author: Natalie Greve (Polity) South African steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is currently lobbying Nati...
02 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Raise tobacco tax to save lives »
Author: Wilma Stassen (All Africa) As the globe marks world no-tobacco Day today, experts say it is time for South Afric...
02 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation of hedge funds »
Author: Heinrich Louw (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) Following the release on 12 September 2012 of a proposed framework for the...
02 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time and Stress Management »
Author: Fasset Fasset invites registered members to join us in a day workshop on  Time and Stress Management . Fas...
02 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New regulations for the zero rating of indirect exports »
Author: Carmen Moss-Holdstock (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) Background  The Value-Added Tax (VAT) rules relating to th...
02 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Juju waves white flag »
Author: Amanda Watson (Citizen) The quote of Christopher Bullock in his 1716 book, The Cobler of Preston. Nearly 300 yea...
30 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) – practical implications for South African entities »
Authors: Deon Wilken and Hoffman Van Zyl (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) FATCA was enacted in 2010 by the Un...
29 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT burden on the poor bothers governments »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The effect of value added tax (VAT) on inequality remains a concern for countries around...
29 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employee share incentive schemes: new anti-avoidance measures »
Author: Douglas Gaul (Grant Thornton) Prior to 1 March 2014, dividends received from equity shares that were acquired by...
29 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Loans disguised under share schemes are no more - it is time to restructure »
Author: Hawa Bibi Hoosen (Grant Thornton)   The revised section 8E and newly introduced section 8EA of the Sou...
29 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT implications on waived or reduced debts and business rescue plans »
Author:  Anton Kriel (Grant Thornton)    In the ordinary course of business, creditors often reduce or w...
28 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Offsets to cushion South African carbon tax »
Author: Brendon Bosworth (All Africa) To curb greenhouse gas emissions, South Africa wants to put a tax on carbon emissi...
27 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Venture capital companies: an overview - part 1 »
Author: Mansoor Parker (ENS) Introduction  This is the first in a series of articles on venture capital companie...
27 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prescription – when does it apply? »
    Author: Bernard du Plessis and Peter Dachs (ENS) Many taxpayers are generally aware that there is a pr...
26 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS to release new data on earning and spending patterns »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive)  The South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Wednesday set out initiatives aimed at...
26 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Implications of the carbon offsets paper »
Authors: Danielle Botha and Nicole Paulsen   (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) On 29 April 2014, the National Treasury publishe...
23 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CEOs voice concern about overregulation »
Author: Amanda Visser (BD Live) Over-regulation is the biggest concern global CEOs expressed as barriers to growth, wit...
23 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS granted preservation order on Krejcir's assets »
Author: Mail & Guardian The South African Revenue Service (Sars) obtained a final preservation order on Thursday ag...
22 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The liability of shareholders for the tax debts of a company »
  Authors: Beric Croome and and Warren Radloff (ENS) It has long been a principle of company law that the...
22 May 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Employees' tax - travel allowances and reimbursements »
Authors: Hanneke Farrand and Jenny Klein (ENS) Most employers are aware that a travel allowance may be grante...
22 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax invoices: the address confusion »
Author: Varusha Moodaley (ENS) VAT vendors who make taxable supplies of goods or services are obliged to issue tax invo...
20 May 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Hitches mar SARS validation system »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The roll-out of a new, single registration system at the South African Revenue Service (S...
20 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA startups catch a tax break as Reserve Bank allows for offshore IP transfer »
Author: Nur Bremmen (Ventureburn) The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has relaxed regulations for private companies in...

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