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03 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Investors Need More Than What's on Offer »
Author: Matthew Lester (BusinessDay) There is a new tax package on the way for special economic zones to replace the old...
02 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trade Deficit Widens, Economists Await Current Account Data »
Author: BDlive South Africa’s trade balance, which now includes trade with Botswana‚ Lesotho‚ Namibia and Swaziland reco...
29 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Determining A 'Group Of Companies' For Purposes Of The Corporate Rules »
Author: Andrew Lewis (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) The Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (the Act) contains a definition of a 'group...
28 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA Shines In Global Tax Rankings »
Author: Fin24 South Africa is one of only 18 countries that comply fully with international standards on the transparenc...
28 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Taxation of South African Mining and Prospecting Companies: Certain and Predictable? »
Author: Andries Myburgh (ENS) Benjamin Franklin once said "but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except...
28 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes To The Taxation Of Dividends In Employee Share Schemes »
Author: Stephan Spamer & Mareli Treurnicht (ENS) As a general rule, subject to certain exceptions, local dividends r...
28 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supplementary Reforms To The Tax Implications Of Debt Instruments With Equity Features »
Author: Arnaaz Camay (ENS) On 4 July 2013, the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill ("DTLAB”) was issued by National Treas...
28 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tariff Applications On Fittings of Iron, Steel or Copper For Motor Vehicle, Building and Furniture »
Author: Andre Erasmus (ENS) Tariff Applications on fittings of iron, steel or copper for motor vehicle, building and fu...
28 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employee Share Scheme Dividends »
Author: Robert Gad & Megan McCormack (ENS) Earlier this year, National Treasury proposed a new regime to prevent "di...
27 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pool of Compliant Tax Payers in SA is Growing, says SARS »
Author: Amanda Visser (BusinessDay) Almost 92% of taxpayers who are obliged to submit a tax return this year made Friday...
27 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Unemotional data’ Show SA’s Tax Rate Compares Well With World Average »
Author: Amanda Visser (BusinessDay) South Africa has improved its ranking in the ease of paying taxes for a typical smal...
27 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
How SA’s Tax System Stacks Up »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneywebtax) Worldwide ranking improves from 32nd to 24th position –World Bank & PwC...
25 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT Consequences Of Claiming Damages And Compensation »
Author: Carmen Holdstock (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) The South African VAT system is destination based, which means that only...
25 November 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Distributions From And Donations To Foreign Trusts »
Author: Heinrich Louw (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) On 18 November 2013 the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Binding...
25 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stolen Cheques, Refunds And The Taxman »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (MoneywebTax) No payments in excess of R100 000 with regards to assessed tax, value-added...
18 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Implications Of VAT BGR 14 »
Author: KPMG SARS issued Binding General Ruling 14 (BGR14) on 22 March 2013, which deals with the VAT treatment of suppl...
15 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deductibility Of Empowerment Costs – Part 2 »
Author: Danielle Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In the Tax Alert of 6 July 2012, we considered the deductibility of advi...
15 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disposal Of Shares In Land Rich Companies »
Author: Andrew Lewis (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Earlier this year, the Federal Court of Australia issued the judgment of R...
15 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Tax On Jobs? »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (MoneywebTax) Introduction of carbon tax could result in significant job losses. Indust...
13 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
E-commerce Suppliers To Register For VAT »
Author: Webber Wentzel Suppliers of electronic services from a place in an export country (generally outside South Afric...
13 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Participation Exemption Refined »
Author: Webber Wentzel Refinement of participation exemption in respect of foreign dividends  The TLAB has intro...
12 November 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Share Scheme Pitfalls »
Author: BDO The recently released Taxation Laws Amendment Bill of 2013 (the TLAB) contains a provision (a new proviso (i...
12 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
60 Day Time Limit Placed On Section 6quin Rebate »
Author: BDO The Taxation Laws Amendment Act No. 24 of 2011 (TLAA) introduced subsection (3A) to section 6quin of the Inc...
12 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Tax Tail Or The Business Dog – Are Trusts Still Relevant? »
Author: Dirk Kotze (Mazars) During the 2013 National Budget Speech Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan ended years of sp...
12 November 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Capital Gains Tax, Inflation And Amnesia »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The South African capital gains tax (CGT) regime does not provide for indexa...
12 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Information Gathering By Revenue Authorities - What About The Cost? »
Author: Johan van der Walt (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The powers of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to gather inf...
12 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Africa Aims To Lead In Closing Tax Loopholes »
Author: Nicholas Kotch (Business Day) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) aims to ensure companies and wealthy indi...
11 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Put The Fringe Benefits To Use For Low Earners »
Author: Matthew Lester (Business Day) My dad served 34 years at the Johannesburg branch of the reformatory school for bo...
08 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Getting South Africa Over The Try-Line »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneywebtax) The implementation of the national development plan (NDP) is not envisaged t...
08 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Ombud Aims to Resolve Disputes Within 15 Days »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneywebtax) The office of newly appointed Tax Ombud, retired judge Bernard Ngoepe, aims...
07 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Headquarter Tax Regime »
Author: Ernie Lai King (ENS) Introduction The definition of headquarter company ("HQC”) was introduced into section 9...
05 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Experts Welcome Revised Definition Of Incentives In Tax Bill »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Day) Proposed changes to the definition of the research and development tax incentives h...
04 November 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Income Protection Policies: Tax Deduction For Premiums To Be Abolished From 1 March 2015 »
  Author: Dan Foster (KPMG) Employees earning remuneration are generally prohibited from claiming tax deductions...
04 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two Provinces Fund Most Of South Africa »
Author: Matthew Lester (Business Day) The recently released South African Revenue Service Statistics 2013 package contai...
04 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Criminal Investigation In Relation To A Serious Tax Offence: What Does The TAA Require? »
  Author: Johan van der Walt (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Tax Administration Act, No. 28 of 2011 (TAA) took eff...

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