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08 February 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Pros and cons of the new tax law on pension payouts »
Author: Bridgette Mokoetle (BDlive) President Jacob Zuma has signed the Taxation Amendment Act into law, bringing about...
08 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Numsa gives strike action notice over new tax laws »
Author: Times Live The union said in a statement on Friday that it "is totally opposed” to the government’s decision to...
08 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan’s mammoth task »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Convincing taxpayers that government is running a tight ship. Finance minister...
08 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Presidency in race to placate Cosatu on tax »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) The Presidency is working with government departments to find the "quickest possible legal...
04 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS targets tax dodgers »
Author: Lyse Comins (IOL) SARS must shift focus to small businesses and clamp down on rampant tax dodgers in Durban, tax...
04 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The fine tax line during retrenchments »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The different tax treatment of lump sum withdrawals following retrenchment seems at odds wit...
03 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Another chance for taxdodgers to come clean »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) Current cost of disclosure seen as a disincentive, but taxpayers urged to avoid crimina...
02 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reforms could increase interest in tax free savings »
Author: Fin24 The so called T-day reforms will be implemented on March 1 2016 and is likely to spark a surge of renewed...
02 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
OECD BEPS deal of little significance to mining right now »
Author: Prinesha Naidoo (Mineweb) To shift profits, miners must make profits. A data sharing agreement signed by 31 cou...
02 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New tax prods business into new green era »
Authors: Duane Newman and Joslin Lydall (BDlive) The jury is still out on last year’s climate change agreement in Paris....
02 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax: did the Presidency lie to you? »
Author: Theto Mahlakoana (IOL) The government appears to have lied when it said there had been thorough consultations wi...
01 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interest(ing) withholding tax »
Author: Michael Reifarth (ENSafrica) The Taxation Laws Amendment Act of 2015 ("Amendment Act”) was promulgated on 8 Janu...
01 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS hits back in standoff with Gordhan »
Author: Carin Smith (Times Live) There is nothing illegal or out of the ordinary about its current review process as th...
01 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Supertax on wealthy earners could be reintroduced’ »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Deloitte commentators share their budget expectations. The coming tax year wil...
01 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tough choices ahead as govt loses control of wage bill »
Author: Jannie Rossouw (BusinessTech) South Africa faces a looming fiscal cliff owing to growth in social grant expendit...
01 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cosatu may win tax battle »
Authors: Setumo Stone and Hlengiwe Nhlabathi (City Press) A halt of the implementation of the new tax laws by March 1 is...
29 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Saving the economy a taxing issue for ANC »
Author: Anthony Butler (BDlive) In his 2016 state of the nation address, President Jacob Zuma will have to prepare citiz...
28 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Perfect storm’ to hit revenue targets »
Author:  Amanda Visser (IOL) The country is facing one of its toughest years with economic growth projected at less...
28 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax law standoff will backfire on Cosatu: Cope »
Author: Times Live President Jacob Zuma got a rare but brief thumbs-up from the Congress of the People (Cope) on Thursd...
28 January 2016   (3 Comments - view/add)
Changes to corrections of tax assessments »
Author: Fin24 In future the SA Revenue Service (SARS) will not be permitted to entertain so-called "requests for correct...
28 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deloitte sees personal tax hikes and carbon levy »
Author: Hilary Joffe (BDlive) The tax team at professional services firm Deloitte is betting on an increase in personal...
28 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A juggling Gordhan to walk shaky tightrope »
Author: Ntsakisi Maswanganyi (BDlive) As Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan prepares what will be his most difficult budget...
27 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Greater tax transparency for multi-nationals a step closer »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) Additional record-keeping requirements published. The South African Revenue Service (S...
26 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Enough with bureaucracy. Let’s go fishing. »
Author: Matthew Lester ( If there’s one thing that Matthew Lester’s mastered outside of tax, it’s story tel...
26 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nene’s last stand – preservation. Will Gordhan revisit? »
Author: Matthew Lester ( As the current tax year comes to an end and  new legislation looks set to kic...
26 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time to increase the tax-free savings caps? »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) It may still be too early. As emerging markets fall out of favour and foreig...
25 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cosatu planning to 'crush' new tax laws »
Authors: Dane Mcdonald and Carin Smith ( Cosatu on Thursday called on its members and workers in general t...
25 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax boss moves to block finance minister »
Authors: Piet Rampedi and Mzilikazi Wa Afrika (Sunday Times) South Africa's tax chief has taken legal advice in an...
22 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Uncompetitive tax? »
Author: Nola Brown (Moneyweb) A look at SA’s exemptions from CGT in the sale of foreign shares. Generally, if a South A...
22 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cosatu wants ‘condescending’ tax laws repealed, vows to fight on »
Author: Hlengiwe Nhlabathi (City Press) Cosatu has vowed to fight with all its might to have the new pension fund reform...
21 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan’s tax options explained »
Author: Bronwyn Nortje (BDlive) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has a big problem on his hands: he has a huge hole in hi...
21 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Anti e-toll crusader to tackle tax abuse in South Africa »
Author: BusinessTech Civil action group, Outa, is shifting its focus from e-tolls to tackle another area of South Africa...
21 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA’s tax regime compared to other countries »
Author: Lance Collop (Eyewitness News) We all work hard for our money. Some more than most. But if we’re earning our kee...
21 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax experts worried that big business will lose easy access to SARS »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Tax experts have expressed concern about large companies’ access to the South African Rev...
20 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Matthew Lester ponders retirement: RA tax benefits vs offshore exposure? »
Author: Matthew Lester ( So we haven’t made it to February yet and tax expert Matthew Lester is back in the...

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