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30 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The New Double Tax Agreement Between South Africa and Mauritius - Effect on Business »
Author:  Aneria Bouwer (Bowman Gilfillan) The news  of the revised double tax agreement between South Africa...
29 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Making Commercial Sense of Section 24C »
Source:  Bernard du Plessis and Ansu Kretzmann The Commissioner  for the South African Revenue Service ("the...
29 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contemporary Issues faced in the Tax Litigation Environment in South Africa »
Source:  Robert Gad and Jadyne Devnarain Tax litigators will now have to consider, inter alia, the impact of certa...
29 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is your business ready for the carbon tax? »
Source:  Mansoor Parker and Andrew Gilder The carbon tax to be introduced on 1 January 2015 is the biggest change...
18 March 2013   (4 Comments - view/add)
When I use a word doc »
"When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more or less." - Humpty Dumpty (1797) Towards...
12 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Inexorable Powers of the Tax Debt Collector »
By Dr Beric Croome It is important that taxpayers who are indebted to the South African Revenue Services (SARS) engag...
08 March 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Sun Tzu's advice for tax practitioners »
"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting” - Sun Tzu  Sun Tzu’s (4...
04 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget fails to address estate duty »
By Prof Matthew Lester (Tax Talk) TAX practitioners have expressed concern that the master of the high court seems relu...
01 March 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Deductible donations »
By Michael Stein (Friday Page) Section18A of the Income Tax Act allows a deduction from the taxable income of a tax...
26 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Provisional tax change »
By Michael Stein (Friday Page) Since provisional tax payers are about to submit their final estimates for the year endi...
25 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
High income-tax rates drive firms into informal sector »
By Loane Sharp (Business Day) Executive summary This article examines discrepancies between the number of taxpayers...
25 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Carbon tax in SA ‘will raise costs for heavy industries’ »
By Edward West (Business Day) Executive summary Analysts say that the introduction of carbon tax will have a great...
25 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sars taxpayer figures misleading - union »
By News24 Executive summary Trade union Solidarity claims that SA has fewer taxpayers than the 13.7 million profe...
25 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
New law puts taxpayers on the back foot »
By Prof Matthew Lester (Tax Talk) TEN years ago this month, then-finance minister Trevor Manuel announced the offshore...
22 February 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Tax practitioners: Are we taking responsibility? »
"This is what I get for killing people”? No, this is what I get for defending myself. ”    - Francis "Two Gun"...
18 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Discipline reduces tax from now on »
By Prof Matthew Lester (TaxTalk) Executive summary Prof Matthew Lester reflects on the inherent tax rates of So...
06 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Premier’s house costs tax payer R1.2m »
By News24 Executive summary R1.2m was spent on new furniture, linen and curtains for Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mo...
03 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Netherlands supports corporate tax planning »
By Alastair Morphet and Danielle Botha (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Tax Alert) Executive summary It was recently...
03 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legal professional privilege – prudential case confirmed »
By Andrew Lewis (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Tax Alert) Executive summary In R (Prudential plc and another) v Sp...
01 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Residents to pay double for rates, taxes »
By Anna Cox (Business Report) Executive summary Thousands of Johannesburg residents will have to pay for their...
21 January 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sulking will get us nowhere »
By Prof Matthew Lester (Tax Talk) MY mom died in December. She was a great teacher and acted as the unofficial moderat...
07 January 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Route to growth lies in tax cuts »
By Stephen Mullholland (Business Day) Executive summary Stephen Mullholland discusses the effects of raising taxes.1....
03 January 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
SARS rejects pleas to extend legal professional privilege to tax practitioners »
By PWC Tax Synopsis Executive summary (SAIT Technical) SARS has recently rejected pleas to extend professional priv...
22 December 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Does a decision by SARS to investigate a taxpayer constitute administrative action under PAJA? »
By  PWC  Tax Synopsis Executive summary PWC considers whether a decision by SARS to investigate a taxpayer...
14 December 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supporting structures »
By Michael Stein (Friday Page) Section 11(e)(iiA) of the Income Tax Act, which deals with the wear-and-tear allowance,...
11 December 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Settling debt not the win it was »
By Prof Matthew Lester (TaxTalk) FOR years my simple philosophy on financial planning for young South Africans has been...
10 December 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The dangers of interpreting tax concessions too broadly »
By Mansoor Parker (ENS Tax Ensight) Supreme Court of Appeal tax cases often adopt a higher-than-normal threshold to sup...
05 December 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Municipal accounts ‘show extra tax’ »
By Ethel Hazelhurst (Business Report) Executive summary (SAIT Technical) The medium-term budget for local governments...
04 December 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA's tax rate below the world average »
By PWC/Moneywebtax Executive summary (SAIT Technical) SA's tax rate is well below the world average but this ma...
27 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Answer to jobs crisis does not lie in the tax regime »
By Catherine Grant-Makokera and Itumeleng Rantao (Business Day) Executive summary (SAIT Technical) According to...
27 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
A well defined cloud strategy will deliver enduring value to a company, says PwC »
By PWC Organisations need to carry out a due diligence in terms of business and IT risk management principles before...
26 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan’s tax-collection dilemma »
By Prof Matthew Lester (Tax Talk) LET us make a first attempt to predict Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget spee...
25 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Withholding taxes »
By Michael Stein (Friday Page) A feature of the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2012 read with the Tax Administration Laws...
16 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
TLAB Explanatory Memorandum (by Michael Stein) »
By Michael Stein (Friday Page) The Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2012 was published a few weeks ago. I have been studyin...
16 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nkandla tax »
By Michael Stein (Friday Page) As I read with discomfort about the latest of an endless series of service-delivery pro...

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