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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...
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...

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