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24 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax: No need to panic »
Author: Claire Bisseker (Financial Mail) Judge Dennis Davis, who heads the Davis Tax Committee, believes that despite sl...
23 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Impact of tax on investment returns »
Author: Fin24 Saving more and investing through a tax-free savings account is a very tax efficient way of ensuring maxim...
23 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Navigating the Reit environment »
Author: Fin24 Always be conscious of risk in your approach to the Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) sector, according...
22 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS changes demand extra care from provisional taxpayers »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Provisional taxpayers will soon have to take additional care when estimating their taxabl...
22 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How much time you spend paying taxes in South Africa »
Author: BusinessTech Code for South Africa has released a  2016 tax clock  which calculates how much time in y...
18 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes expected for venture capital incentive »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The sluggish uptake of an attractive venture capital tax incentive for investments in small...
18 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
More changes expected to venture capital incentive »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) Following sluggish uptake of an attractive tax incentive. The sluggish uptake of an at...
17 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan should broaden sugar tax to junk food »
Author: Viccy Baker (BDlive) A lowering of obesity rates in Mexico has been attributed in part to the introduction of a...
16 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Green light for delay of tax law amendments »
Author: Chantall Presence (IOL) MPs on Tuesday passed legislation which allows for contested provisions of the Taxation...
15 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Calling taxman to account »
Author: Georgina Crouth (IOL) If SARS has failed to deal with your complaint, try the tax ombudsman, suggests...
14 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury's missed opportunities for Budget 2016 »
Author: Charles de Wet (Fin24) Finance minister Pravin Gordhan tabled a budget on 26 February that focuses largely on re...
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...

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