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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...
19 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Africa missing out on diamond taxes »
Author: Pavel Prichystal (Dreamstime) An investigative report compiled by the journalist consortium 100 Reporters m...
19 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury plans new booze tax »
Author: Ann Crotty (Bussines Times) A small minority of the 30% of South Africans who drink alcohol is responsible for c...
19 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Commercial building allowances »
Author: Nicole Paulsen (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently released an i...
19 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
An update on the Tax Ombud »
Author: Danielle Botha (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Office of the Tax Ombud was officially launched by the...
16 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 Income tax return for Companies ITR 14: Transfer pricing and thin capitalisation disclosure »
Author: KPMG Research On 4 May 2013, the South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) released the new income tax returns for com...
15 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS to publish 2014 Tax Season notice »
Author: All Africa A public notice will be published in the Government Gazette this Friday - requiring employers to subm...
13 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Some items for the new government’s in-tray »
Author: Mark Barnes (BDlive) We have just successfully completed our fifth free and fair election. If you were just abo...
13 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Repurchase of preference shares »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently released an interes...
13 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Investments in foreign tax transparent entities »
Author: Werksmans Tax In this context, the concept of a foreign partnership was introduced into the South African t...
13 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nowhere to Hide »
  Author: Beric Croome On 21 February 2014 the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, (‘th...
12 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Supreme Court of Appeal sets the record straight on what constitutes a simulated transaction »
Author: PwC The decision in Roshcon (Pty) Ltd v Anchor Auto Body Builders CC & Others [2014] ZASCA 40 was handed do...
12 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Forum shopping-who decides on matters pertaining to the legal status of assessments? »
Author: Nicole Paulsen  (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) The Tax Court is a specialist court specifically equipped to adjudic...
05 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Successive corporate reorganisation transactions »
 Author: Andrew Lewis  (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) A number of advance tax rulings have recently been released...
05 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax experts consolidating views on multinational economic base erosion »
Author:  Tax Indaba Given the current global economic outlook and the apparent lethargy displayed by the world’s g...
05 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax clearance certificates and a taxpayer's only remedy »
Author: Heinrich Louw (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) Tax clearance certificates play an important role in our economy and are, al...
05 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The extensive powers of SARS in requesting “relevant material” »
 Authors: Gary Vogelman and Alexa Muller (ENS)  The South African Revenue Service ("SARS”) has extensive power...
05 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Convertible debt instruments »
Author: Arnaaz Camay (ENS) The Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 31 of 2013 (the "TLAA”) introduced with effect from 1 April...

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Section 240A of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (as amended) requires that all tax practitioners register with a recognized controlling body before 1 July 2013. It is a criminal offense to not register with both a recognized controlling body and SARS.


The Act requires that a minimum academic and practical requirments be set to register with a controlling body. Click here for the minimum requirements of SAIT.

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