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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...
26 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Companies face onerous foreign tax rules »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The challenges developing countries face from tax avoidance and tax evasion are not new,...
26 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS implementation fights non-compliance »
Author: Fay Humphries (iTWeb) A multimillion-rand geographical information systems (GIS) implementation at SARS has assi...
26 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS has eye on property taxes »
Author: iAfrica.com Established Cape Law firm, Herold Gie Attorneys, who this year celebrate 120 years of legal expertis...
26 March 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
SARS right to worry »
Author: Michael Bagraim (BDlive) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is rightly concerned about the R365bn a y...
25 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax on R2.59m provident fund withdrawal »
Author: Fin24 A Fin24 user is seeking tax advice after terminating her employment. She writes: I have just resigned...
24 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Relief in relation to acquisition debt »
Author: Webber Wentzel Relief in relation to acquisition debt Section 23N contains rules to cap allowable interest in...
22 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Re-financing and buy-back of shares »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliff Dekker Hofmeyer) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Rul...
22 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Buy-back of shares at a purchase price in excess of their market value »
Author: Andrew Lewis (DLA Cliff Dekker Hofmeyer)  An interesting advance tax ruling was released by the South Afric...
20 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Plugging Africa's tax leaks »
Author: The Citizen The erosion of national tax bases in Africa is not the result only of multinationals’ aggressive ta...
20 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nkandla: Zuma could have saved taxpayers money »
Author: Fin24 President Jacob Zuma could have saved a substantial amount of public money had he questioned the...
20 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The tax disputes and litigation review »
Author: Bowman Gilfillan With effect from 1 October 2012 the administration provisions of the various tax acts were move...
20 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Third-party backed shares »
Author: Webber Wentzel Third-party backed shares While Section 8EA of the Income Tax Act contains certain exceptions...
20 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
High-tax exemption for CFCs »
Author: Webber Wentzel High-tax exemption for controlled foreign companies Where a more than 50% of foreign company i...
20 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unreported judgment with case number: SARS 4/2013 »
Authors: C. Rogers and M. McCormack (ENS) In an unreported decision, Jen-Chih Huang and 13 others v Commissioner o...
19 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Developments in the taxation of collective investment schemes »
Author: Toinette Beckert (ENS) Section 25BA prior to 1 January 2014 Prior to the recent amendments in the Taxation La...
19 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Determining the BC of the repayment of an interest-free loan acquired for less than face value »
Authors: O. Kellerman and E. Geldenhuys (ENS) Introduction The Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 58 of 1962 ("th...
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...

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