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19 July 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT): Effective Date of Income Tax Legislation »
Author: Wendy Gardner (Ernst & Young) In South Africa, two main types of property investment vehicles exist –Propert...
19 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Section 12B Allowance: Assets Used in the Generation of Electricity From Renewable Energy »
Author: Wendy Gardner (Ernst & Young) Section 12B (1)(h) provides for a deduction in respect of any machinery, plant...
19 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Section 24C Allowance: Income Received in Respect of Gift Vouchers & lay-bye Arrangements »
Author: Candice van den Berg (Ernst & Young) The purpose of section 24C of the Act is to provide relief to a taxpaye...
17 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Significant Changes to Interest Deductibility Proposed »
Author: Adam Bekker (Moneywebtax) Public consultation process could refine proposals National Treasury and the South...
16 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thin Capitalisation – SARS’ New Interpretation »
     Author: AJ Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen (Grant Thornton) Earlier this year, SARS released a draft I...
16 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Calculating the Taxable Portion of a Compulsory Annuity »
Author: Doné Howell (Grant Thornton) The 2013 budget speech made mention again of the various retirement reforms...
16 July 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Waiting for a VAT Registration Number – Is it Business as Usual? »
Author: Basil Dikobe (Grant Thornton) According to SARS’ website, one of the most frequently asked questions is whether...
16 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation of Foreign Dividends »
Author: Tarryn Spearman(Grant Thornton) Significant changes were introduced to the way foreign dividends, received by So...
16 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Something Positive can come From This »
Author: Inge Lamprecht (Moneywebtax) Industry comments as tax commissioner resigns. The commissioner of the South Afr...
15 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recharacterisation Of Dividends As Income »
  Author: Nicole Paulsen (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The 2013 draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill has introduced sign...
11 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Strategy Needs to be Linked to Corporate Reputation »
    Author: Paul de Chalain (PwC) Hardly a day has gone by in the last 3 months that we have not seen com...
11 July 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Art of being Regulated »
  Author: Telita Snyckers (Norgaard) Tax risk and tax controversy are on the increase in part at least due to the...
11 July 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
A Departure From 'Adequate Reasons' and Common Sense »
     Author: Daniel Areias & Johan Kotze (Bowman Gilfillan) All taxation , in one way or another...
11 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Important are Pleadings in the Tax Court »
  Author: Robert Gad & Taryn Solomon (ENS) The Rules of the Tax Court were introduced in 2003 in terms o...
10 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Bill set to Disadvantage Local Research »
Author: Amanda Visser (BusinessDay, bdlive.co.za) Proposed refinements to the current research and development incentive...
10 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employees tax: What now? »
Author: Dan Foster (KPMG, Moneywebtax) An overview of the proposals in the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill. 1.&nbs...
10 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can SA afford a green economy? »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneywebtax) The proposed carbon tax could add between R15bn and R20bn per annum to state...
09 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cautious Approach to Dealing With Abuse of Trusts is Welcomed »
Author: Amanda Visser (BusinessDay, bdlive.co.za) The delay in sweeping changes to the tax treatment of trusts proposed...
08 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is Notional Income Tax Deductible-Quantifying an Award of Damages Loss of Earning Capacity »
    Author: PwC (Tax Synopsis, June 2013) The decision of the Cape High Court in Barclay v Road Accident F...
08 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Obligation on an Employer to Deduct Employees’ Tax Cannot be Contractually Varied »
  Author: PwC (Tax Synopsis, June 2013) The decision of the Johannesburg Labour Court in Naidoo v The Careways G...
08 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS’s Ultimate Remedy In Relation to a Recalcitrant Taxpayer Who Defies a Court Order »
    Author: PwC (Tax Synopsis, June 2013) The seemingly interminable litigation between the well-known ent...
08 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Cautionary Tale of Estate Planning Gone Wrong »
Author: PwC (Tax Synopsis June 2013) Estate planning is a tricky and complex matter, replete with many pitfalls for the...
08 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
State to Offer Tax Cuts For Special Zone Companies »
Author: Linda Ensor (BusinessDay, bdlive.co.za) Companies operating in special economic zones which undertake specific q...
08 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disposal Of Shares By a Special Purpose Vehicle »
    Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Judgment was handed down in the case of A (Pty) Ltd v&n...
05 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Too much stick, too little carrot in Treasury’s carbon tax plans »
Author: Sipho Hlongwane (BusinessDay, bdlive.co.za) South Africa will soon be the first country in the developing world...
05 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax rises ‘possible’ amid risk to revenue »
Author: Linda Ensor (BusinessDay, bdlive.co.za) South Africa’s economy is in a "precarious situation", with economic gro...
04 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 Tax Filing Season Opens »
Author: PwC On 28 June 2013 SARS issued the notice which formally marks the beginning of the 2013 tax filing seaso...
03 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The New ITR14 Corporate Income Tax Return Targets Transfer Pricing »
  Author: Tarryn Spearman (Grant Thornton) On 4 May 2013 SARS introduced an enhanced Income Tax Return for Compa...
03 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Requirements for Tax Practitioners »
Author: GT.co.za In recent years, the corporate world has shifted to embrace overall good governance practices. In line...
03 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bonus Provision – When is it Tax Deductible? »
  Author: Christel de Preez (Grant Thornton) The issue whether a bonus provision raised at yearend may be deduct...
03 July 2013   (11 Comments - view/add)
Third Party Returns – Attorneys and Estate Agents, Are You Aware of Future Reporting Obligations? »
  Author: Christel de Preez (Grant Thornton) The issue whether a bonus provision raised at yearend may be deduct...
03 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Strategy Needs to be Linked to Corporate Reputation, states PwC Tax Report »
  Author: PWC (Tax Risk) Worldwide CEOs are grappling with a host of tax issues in the wake of rapid legislative...
02 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thin Capitalisation, Transfer Pricing and Cross Border Loans »
Author: Betsie Strydom (Bowman Gilfillan) Section 31 of the Income Tax Act, no 58 of 1962 ("the ITA”) was amended with e...
02 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Notice to Furnish Returns For The 2013 Year of Assessment »
Author: Piet Nel (MoneywebTax.co.za) Tax season in a nutshell. General comments Government Notice no. 451 was issu...
01 July 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
eFiling System Under Pressure »
Author: Inge Lamprecht (MoneywebTax.co.za) Thousands have already filed tax returns – Sars. The South African Revenue...

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