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12 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will relaxed tax rules on hoarded assets have the desired effect? »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Provisions for the current special voluntary disclosure program (SVDP) for South African...
09 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax amnesty doesn’t go far enough »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) Provisions in the current special voluntary disclosure programme (SVDP) to persuade Sout...
07 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A heavy tax burden weighs down SA’s growth engine »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The government considers small and medium enterprises as the future drivers of econo...
05 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The taxman’s power needs to be balanced against taxpayers’ rights »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The vast majority of taxpayers are willing to comply with the tax laws; and there...
31 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Experts call for easier plan to tax hidden cash »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) Tax experts have unanimously called for the Treasury’s special voluntary disclosure program...
15 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will the tax ombud’s new independence be enough? »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Proposals to give the Office of the Tax Ombud more independence have been welcomed, but s...
06 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS may be happy with its debt collectors, but the move has drawn flak »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) SARS says it is satisfied with the services of the three debt collectors it has appointed...
02 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Another tax loophole is about to close with new rules for loans to trusts »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) National Treasury wants to put the brakes on some aggressive tax planning through trusts....
02 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury wants to limit tax planning »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) National Treasury wants to introduce a new section into the Income Tax Act which will put th...
22 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA revises its special voluntary disclosure plan »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The special voluntary disclosure programme for South African taxpayers with undeclared forei...
20 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changing VAT at short notice could put taxpayers in precarious position »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) An  amendment proposed in this year’s Taxation Laws Amendment Bill is opening the do...
14 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax appeals: ‘Not enough time’ »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The South African Institute for Tax Professionals (SAIT) has requested that taxpayers be al...
11 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Illicit financial inflows and low tax revenue bedevil Africa’s development »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The biggest threats to Africa’s development are still illicit financial outflows and cri...
01 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NHI costs to skyrocket »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The estimated cost assumptions for the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI)...
28 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Making friends of foes to improve tax compliance »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) As governments try to improve tax compliance, they face the tricky task of shifting an o...
28 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five things you should know about tax season »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Individuals can submit their returns from Friday, July 1. The 2016 Tax Seas...
24 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
llogical red tape keeps fuel rebates off limits for outsourced firms »
Authors: Virusha Subban and Yonatan Sher (BDlive) To encourage primary production industries, the Customs and Excise Ac...
23 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time for taxpayers to start preparing for filing season »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Individual taxpayers should ensure they have collected all the documentation necessary t...
17 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sars sees grapes, not wine when taxing farmers »
Author: Amanda Visser (Fin24) In the tax world, grapes that are turned into pulp and then into wine has definitely not...
14 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Economic woes: Not all doom and gloom »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) South Africa's economic woes increased with news of a widening current account deficit and...
13 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nonexecutive directors paying double tax: your troubles may soon be over »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The tax treatment of nonexecutive directors’ fees has led to instances of double taxatio...
01 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Uncertainty mars foreign income »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The wording of a draft interpretation note on the tax exemption enjoyed by South Africans ea...
31 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is Gen Z saving enough? »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The trend to allow talented newcomers to the labour market to contribute as little as possib...
24 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why do I need financial statements if I have a small business? »
Author: Vongai Mumbula (Fleet Street Publications) "I have a small business which my wife and I started in 2014. We’ve...
24 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Efforts to expand tax base bearing fruit »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) A new focused approach to combat non-compliance is paying off. The recent crackdown on...
18 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Julius Malema’s tax battle with SARS could set a new precedent »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Firebrand politician Julius Malema may still not have clarity about the status of his com...
16 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cash-and-carry tax crackdown pays off for SARS »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The recent crackdown on the cash and carry sector in SA seems to be bearing fruit. The S...
11 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Act swiftly on tax assessments »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) As tax season looms large, an expert cautions taxpayers to move quickly if they object to th...
06 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special voluntary disclosure programme: no time to waste »
Author: Nel Schoeman (Moneyweb)  A window of opportunity for taxpayers to regularise their offshore affairs. The...
05 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
What financial transparency means in Panama Papers era »
Authors: Andrew Knight and Anthony Markham (BDlive) The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is a new international system fo...
05 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury Dept Budget Vote 2016/17 »
Author: Minister Pravin Gordhan (Politicsweb) In tabling the budget vote for the National Treasury for consideration of...
05 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury is making it harder to evade tax – Gordhan »
Author: City Press South Africa is tightening up on tax evasion as part of measures to reach its target of collecting R1...
03 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tough conditions see a slight slowing in residential property market »
Author: Andrew Golding (BDlive) Despite increasingly difficult economic and social conditions, by and large the resident...
29 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
More refined way to get tax from trusts »
Author: Peter Dachs (BDlive) The Treasury and the Davis Tax Committee seem to be protagonists of a #TrustsMustFall movem...
29 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax practitioners favour move to simplify VAT rules for foreign e-commerce »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Tax professionals support proposed steps to ease the administrative burden of internation...

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