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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...
02 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The VAT registration amendments: will these changes streamline the registration process? »
  Author: Varusha Moodaley (ENS) The Taxation Laws Amendment Act, No 31 of 2013 introduced amendments to the VA...
23 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Dispute Resolution »
Authors: Peter Dachs and Bernard Du Plessis (ENSafrica) Times have certainly changed. Ten years ago...
23 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Common monetary area 2014/15 budgets overview »
Author: Celia Becker (ENSafrica) Each of the Common Monetary Area (CMA) Member States presented their 2014/15...
16 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Multitude of taxes makes Africa expensive »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Withholding taxes are giving rise to a vicious circle in Africa. As governments introduce...
15 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The deductibility of audit fees »
Author: Beric Croome On 7th March 2014 the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered judgment in the as yet unreported case...
14 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Capital gains tax – method of valuation on the disposal of shares »
Authors: Gigi Nyanin and Nicole Paulsen (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is payable on the...
14 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reportable arrangements – a bad moon rising »
Authors: Ruaan van Eeden and Danielle Botha (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Draft Public Notice The South African Rev...
11 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA asked to abandon carbon tax plan »
Author: Mark Allix (BDlive) The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has called on th...
10 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Carbon tax: all stick, no carrot? »
Author: Kevin James (BDlive) A carbon tax, if used as a stick, would work if complemented by a proper carrot. However, t...
09 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Value-added Tax on electronic services supplied by persons outside South Africa »
Authors: Heinrich Louw and Danielle Botha (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Background Section 7(1)(a) of the Value-a...
07 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court of appeal revisits simulation »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Background  In our previous Tax Alerts of 23 and 30 November&...
07 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax and retirement »
Author: Bruce Cameron (Iol) Government uses the tax system to encourage you to save for retirement and to discourage yo...
04 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pravin tells MPs to learn 'modesty' »
Author: Phetane Rapetswane (Times Live) Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan said there is not enough money in the budget...
04 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Africa and Australia: Mutual Assistance in Collection of Tax »
Author: Beric Croome (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc.) South Africa and Australia concluded a convention for the avo...
04 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government considers sugar tax for South Africa and more »
Author:  Breaking News The Department of Health (DoH) is considering introducing a sugar tax to encourage South Afr...
03 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grant Thornton IBR research also reveals South Africa’s “golden goose” still being taxed too heavily »
Author: Nyasha Musviba New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that 64% of...
02 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax revenue jump 'good news for S.Africans' »
Author:  Reinart Toerien Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says 20 years of democracy in South Africa has brought&nbs...
02 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS collects R700m more in taxes than predicted »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) collected R889.7bn in taxes for the 2013-14 tax...
31 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA's Digital tax postponed to June »
Author: Geoffrey Tim Because you don’t pay enough tax already, you’ll soon be paying VAT on all of the the digital...
31 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
When can SARS withdraw tax assessment? »
Author: PwC If a taxpayer incurs a tax debt that he is unable to pay, Chapter 14 of the Tax Administration Act 28 o...
31 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
On the money: Let tax-free savers profit from stocks »
Author: Stuart Theobald (BDlive) The Treasury is busy missing an ideal opportunity to encourage individuals to invest di...
31 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Supreme Court of Appeal speaks on the apportionment of expenditure »
Author: PwC It is trite that the deductibility or otherwise of expenditure incurred by a taxpayer is determined in...
31 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Challenging a refusal by SARS to grant or renew a tax clearance certificate »
  Author:  PWC Taxpayers who wish to tender for State contracts do not qualify unless they can produc...
31 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Does South Africa currently have a withholding tax on interest? »
Author: PwC That, one might imagine, should be an easy question to answer –after all, what does the Income Tax Act 58 of...
31 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Withdrawal of assessments under the Tax Administration Act »
Author: Danielle Botha (DLA CLiff Dekker Hofmeyer) Section 98 of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) makes p...
31 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legal professional privilege and invoices from attorneys »
  Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliff Dekker Hofmeyer) On 17 March 2014 judgment was handed down in the Western Cap...
28 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
First new digital tax for South Africans emerge »
Author: Jan Vermeulen  Atlassian, an overseas software vendor, has sent e-mails to its South African customers info...
28 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax laws are the same for Zuma, says SARS »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) THE South African Revenue Service (SARS) insisted on Wednesday that President Jacob Zuma wa...
27 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Death and taxes »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) What happens to my tax-free savings account when I pass away? No final polic...
27 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax revenue pegged higher but some relief for taxpayers »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) South Africa’s tax revenue has been revised upwards by R1bn to R899bn for the current tax...

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