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19 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendments relating to dividend exemptions in the context of incentive schemes »
Author: Andrea Minnaar (ENS) Recent amendments were made to both the local dividend income tax exemption in section 10(1...
19 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Developing countries ‘lose taxes to profit shifting’ »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Studies show multinationals shift profits of $365bn a year from developing to developed c...
19 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Developing countries ‘lose taxes to profit shifting’ »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Studies show multinationals shift profits of $365bn a year from developing to developed c...
17 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
A world with fewer tax audits? »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Taxpayers, authorities move towards co-operative compliance. Several interna...
17 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Entry-level life policies could soon cost more »
Author:  Hanna Barry (Moneyweb) If Treasury gets its way, life risk policyholders could lose out on tax deductions...
17 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exemption employee share ownership plan rulings »
Author: Andrew Lewis (DLA Piper) Introduction The tax implications for the various participants of a share incen...
14 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT registration of foreign businesses »
Author: Deloitte The VAT Act levies VAT on the importation of goods, in respect of which, for instance, border posts or...
14 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deductibility and apportionment of holding company expenses »
Authors: Heinrich Louw and Nicole Paulsen (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Background In our Tax Alert of 19...
14 March 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
New developments in oil and gas tax »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliff Dekker Hofmeyer) Recently there have been some interesting developments with regard...
14 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
What SA's new employment tax means for your startup »
Author: Rob Cooper Around 50% of South Africans under 25 years old and of working age are unemployed. This situation, wh...
14 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
South African taxation of international shipping entities »
Author: Business Brief Generous proposed tax exemptions in the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2013 for South African shipo...
13 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS shortens time between date of assessment and 'second date' »
Author: BDO In order to avoid interest on the late payment of assessed income tax, taxpayers have to pay outstanding tax...
13 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Deemed loan' secondary transfer pricing adjustment to be scrapped »
Author: David Warneke (BDO) One of the tax proposals contained in the 2014 Budget review is the scrapping of the 'deemed...
13 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transfer pricing audits put the squeeze on in Africa »
Author: Bowman Gilfillan The African Tax Administration Forum has identified transfer pricing as a critical issue for Af...
13 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Africa’s VAT changes: The impact on e-commerce »
Author: Bowman Gilfillan  The buying and selling of services over the internet has become ubiquitous. This article...
13 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS shortens time between date of assessment and 'second date' »
Author: BDO In order to avoid interest on the late payment of assessed income tax, taxpayers have to pay outstanding tax...
13 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget's impact on personal finance »
Author: Fin24  The 2014 National Budget will have an impact on consumers' tax and retirement and Michelle Dubois, l...
12 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax experts cheer move to fix transfer pricing »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The headache of fictional loans attracting fictional interest "forever and a day" — cause...
11 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ruling on definition of 'listed shares' »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Piper) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Class Ruling 42 on February...
10 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Itac agrees to raise nuts and bolts duty »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The effect of imports on the domestic manufacturing of certain screws, nuts and bolts con...
09 March 2014   (2 Comments - view/add)
End of medical tax deductions won’t hurt all pensioners »
Author: Laura du Preez Some pensioners are angrily accusing government of not caring about the plight of the elderl...
07 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
You can run, but you can’t hide – Australia invokes DTA to secure an order over South African assets »
Author: PwC International tax fugitives can run, but they are finding it increasingly difficult to hide. The author...
07 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
When can SARS withdraw tax assessment? »
An amendment to the Tax Administration Act expands the grounds on which an assessment can be withdrawn...
07 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax allowances for tri-generation »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden (Cliff Dekker Hofmeyer) The South African energy landscape has undergone significant change...
07 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Value shifting arrangements still applicable to companies and triggering adverse tax implications »
Author: Andre Lewis (Cliff Dekker Hofmeyer) The Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (Act) contains...
07 March 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
SARS enhances TCC application process »
Author: Lorys Charalambous (Tax-News) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has introduced an enhanced Tax Clearance...
06 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
South African poll criticizes Employment Tax Incentive »
Author: Lorys Charalambous (Tax-News) A poll conducted by the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT) shows...
06 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The repeal of the place of effective management exemption in the definition of resident »
Author: KPMG Research A resident is defined in section 1 of the Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962 ("the Act”). The...
06 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deemed exchange gains & losses »
Author: PwC Section 24I(10) of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (ITA) has been replaced by a new provision for years...
06 March 2014   (2 Comments - view/add)
Call to tax super rich »
Author: Sipokazi Fokazi (Business Report) Civil society organisations and trade unions believe the super rich should pay...
06 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed relief to benefit public-private partnership »
Author: Nicole Paulsen (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Public-private partnerships (PPPs) generally refer to contracts betw...
06 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employer-provided residential accommodation: Determine the fringe benefit value »
Author: Nicole Paulsen (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Where an employer provides its employee with residential accommodati...
05 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes to tax treatment of retirement fund contributions from 1 March 2015 »
Author: Dan Foster (Webber Wentzel)  The Taxation Laws Amendment Act No 31 of 2013 has made several changes to the...
05 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Back-to-back transfers of capital assets in terms of the corporate rules »
Author: BDO The ‘corporate rules' set out in Part III of the Income Tax Act provide for the tax neutral transfer of asse...
05 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax is now an imperative for the Boardroom »
Author: KPMG Research Following the Finance Ministers Budget Speech on Wednesday afternoon, KPMG hosted an event yesterd...

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