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14 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft amendments on transfer of tax-free savings released »
Author: IOL National Treasury has released draft amendments to the regulations governing tax-free savings accounts to pr...
14 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CEOs of SA’s three big REITs to deliberate the local listed property sector’s global standing »
Author: eProp The SA REIT Conference is again proving to be the gathering place for the sharpest minds in property, fin...
10 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Approval for amendment bill on provident fund savings »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) Parliament's standing committee on finance on Wednesday informally approved an amended bill...
09 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax bind about foreign assets remains »
Author: Johan Troskie (BDlive) Leaving aside the issues of downgrades and whether last month’s budget will get SA out of...
09 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Committees call for more time for tax regularisation »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) Parliament’s two finance committees have called on the Treasury to review the window for pe...
08 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The real cost of holding debt »
Author: Michel Pireu (BDlive) Spending habits of consumers have changed significantly over the last century," says Octog...
07 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT increase could lead to recession »
Author: Craig Dodds (IOL) Introducing a VAT increase this year - as many had expected was on the cards - could have tipp...
07 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT rate increase still on the cards »
Author: Maarten Mittner (BDlive) Although surprisingly, the value-added tax (VAT) rate was left unchanged in the budget...
07 March 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Super rich dump SA »
Author: Katharine Child (Times Live) The super-rich are fleeing the country, taking their money with them and weakening...
03 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget had to protect growth, says Treasury »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) The Treasury has defended the 2016-17 budget against criticism that its fiscal consolidatio...
03 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
South African budget takes aim at hybrid debt instruments, share buybacks »
Author: Peter Dachs (MNE Tax) South Africa’s Minister of Finance has announced tax changes affecting business in the 201...
02 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 South African budget speech summary »
Author: ENSafrica The Honourable Minister of Finance read the 2016 South African budget speech on 24 February 2016. In t...
02 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Free higher education bears huge social cost »
Author: Xhanti Payi (BDlive) In his budget speech a week ago, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan did not spend much time di...
01 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Experts hail withdrawal of ‘unworkable’ withholding tax »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The withdrawal of a withholding tax on service payments to foreigners, decried by many as...
01 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research tax incentive may be resurrected »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) It can work if SA learns from jurisdictions successful in increasing their research exp...
29 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kumba’s tax woes deepen with R5.5bn claim from SARS »
Author: Allan Seccombe (BDlive) Kumba Iron Ore, the Anglo American subsidiary, will contest a R5.5bn tax claim from the...
29 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposals on research tax incentive ready to be presented to government »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) A task team established to resurrect the government’s flawed research and development tax...
29 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Poor will bear brunt of proposed sugar tax »
Author: Sandile Mchunu (IOL) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s plan of introducing a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened bevera...
26 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bid to end abuse of trusts »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) Proposed changes to the tax treatment of trusts could bring an end to a common abuse of trus...
25 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Moody's happy with tax, worried about growth »
Authors: Fadia Salie and Liesl Peyper (Fin24) Moody's Investor Service said on Wednesday Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan...
25 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A budget of prods and tweaks in the right direction »
Author: Financial Mail Finance minister Pravin Gordhan adopted a tenor at the start of his budget speech which, at last,...
25 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Personal Taxes: Lack of relief means bigger tax bill for high earners »
Authors: Linda Ensor and Moyagabo Maake (BDlive) Treasury has increased taxes for high income earners by failing to comp...
25 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Review aiming for indepth look into tax system »
Author: Hilary Joffe (BDlive) Three years after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced in his 2013 budget speech that...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget in a nutshell: higher income taxes and a tighter belt for government »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) A higher tax burden for all except low- to middle-income earners, a higher fuel levy and a...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan announces sugar tax »
Author: Lynley Donnelly (Mail & Guardian) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has revealed plans to introduce a tax on s...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget 2016: Gordhan puts state-owned companies on notice »
Authors: Ranjeni Munusamy and Marianne Merten (Daily Maverick) State-owned entities (SOEs) will no longer be viewed as s...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury puts brakes on nuclear spend »
Author: Jan-Jan Joubert (BDlive) National Treasury has put the brakes on nuclear spend in addressing the country's energ...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social grants to be increased by additional R11,5 billion »
Author: Babalo Ndenze (Times Live) While government spending in a number of areas is significantly down‚ social grants...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS – Budget 2016 »
Author: SARS SARS has released the latest Budget Tax Guide for the 2017 year of assessment (1 March 2016 - 28 February 2...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget 2016 wrap: Gordhan dishes out tough love for everyone »
Author: Thalia Holmes (Mail & Guardian) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget focused on reining in government ex...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget in a nutshell »
Author: Jaco Leuvennink (Fin24) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s first comeback National Budget tabled on Wednesda...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Taxes for South Africans »
Author: Lesiba Mothata (CNBCAfrica) Tax hikes is the main lever the Finance Ministry has used to respond to the challeng...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax revolt may worsen if Gordhan targets PIT to fill gaps »
Author: Jaco Leuvennink (Fin24) When the government is looking for extra money, all signs point to personal income tax (...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chamber of Mines asks for ‘royalty relief’ »
Author: Allan Seccombe (BDlive) The Chamber of Mines, which claims to represent 90% of SA’s mining industry by value, wa...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
10 reasons why the Budget Speech is important for your business »
Author: BusinessTech As the domestic economy continues to contract, Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan has tough decisions...

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