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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...
20 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax havens rob the world’s poor, says Oxfam »
Author: Hanna Ziady (Moneyweb)  Anti-poverty organisation takes its cause to Davos. Tax havens are costing the w...
20 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Numsa to strike over tax amendments on retirement funding »
Author: Karl Gernetzky (BDlive) The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Tuesday it would embark on two...
19 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do I even want a retirement fund? »
Author: Matthew Lester (Biznews) In his second instalment  following the news that President Jacob Zuma has signe...
19 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Matthew Lester usually pro-choice. But on Provident Funds, pro-preservation. »
Author: Matthew Lester ( President Jacob Zuma is facing headwinds from trade union COSATU after s...
19 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The ins and outs of retirement reform »
Author: Michelle Acton (BDlive) As the reforms related to tax harmonisation of retirement funds is set to become a reali...
19 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
GEPF not affected by new tax legislation »
Author: BDlive The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) has assured its members and pensioners that the new Taxation...
19 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Absolving of employer liability process to be formalised »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The Taxation Laws Amendment Act, No 23 of 2015 (TLAA) contains an amendm...
19 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Converting loans into equity: another SARS ruling »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The issue of ‘converting’ loans into share capital remains a vexing one. Th...
18 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nene’s budget booted »
Authors: Andisiwe Makinana, Setumo Stone and Hlengiwe Nhlabathi (News24) Government is set to take the drastic step...
18 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retirement reform uproar as SA branded worst savers in the world »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The signing into law of changes to the tax treatment of retirement funds has sparked an u...
15 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Zuma moves to calm waters over provident funds »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) President Jacob Zuma has moved to calm the waters after the Congress of South A...
14 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan moves to calm workers over new pension laws »
Author: Jenni Evans (Fin24) Controversial new pension laws only apply to money saved from 1 April this year, Finance Min...
14 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan’s SARS move in the nick of time »
Author: Financial Mail The reappointment of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister has been welcomed, going some way to ease...
14 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax: Luring tax back home »
Author: Fiona Forde (Financial Mail) IN an anaemic economy, SA’s treasury officials are looking for ways to draw in more...
14 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
State’s move to sign tax act into law ‘outrageous’, Cosatu says »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) President Jacob Zuma has ignored the pleas of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (C...
13 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pravin Gordhan: We will win the trust of South Africans »
Author: Sarah Evans (Mail & Guardian) In his first press conference since being reappointed finance minister, Gordh...
13 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS explains 2015 Tax Administration Amendments »
Author: Lorys Charalambous ( On December 17, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued an explanatory...
13 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft bill on carbon tax released »
Author: Heinrich Louw (International Law Office) Having been the subject of various discussion papers since 2011, the in...
13 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rates and tax increases loom while weak rand to remain »
Author: eNCA Rising food prices  and inflation,  higher interest rates , and possible tax increases — th...
13 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS adds to Evraz Highveld’s troubles »
Author: Mark Allix (BDlive) An audit letter from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) indicating that SA’s second-la...
13 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan halts SARS plans to 'assess situation' »
Author: Matthew le Cordeur (Fin24) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in December instructed the SA Revenue Service (SARS)...
10 December 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nhlanhla Nene removed as finance minister »
Author: Matuma Letsoalo (Mail & Guardian) President Jacob Zuma has removed Nene as the minister of finance and re...
09 December 2015   (6 Comments - view/add)
Delayed VAT refunds ‘causing cash flow woes for small business’ »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Delayed refunds on Value-Added Tax (VAT) have increased significantly, causing cash flow...
09 December 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Room for improvement in SA Carbon Tax Bill, says Centre for Environmental Rights »
Author: Chantelle Kotze (Mining Review) At the start of December, the  Centre for Environmental Rights  (...
08 December 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three things you should know about retirement reform »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Unpacking annuitisation, the increased deduction and the implications for high...
08 December 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT falling on small business »
Author: Keith Engel (Moneyweb) Government needs to understand importance of not disrupting cash-flow. The South African...
07 December 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
The dreaded festive D’s – 13th cheque, broke in Jan »
Author: Matthew Lester (Biznews) Matthew Lester examines the mood swings around the festive season as the immediate joy...
07 December 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Victory for taxpayer in motor vehicle salary sacrifice scheme »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)    In the recently reported case of  Anglo Platinum Manage...
07 December 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is SA heading for a tax revolt? »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Taxpayers fume about wastage and corruption, but large-scale evasion seems unli...
04 December 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax changes for retirement funds to be implemented from 2016 »
Author: BDlive The tax harmonisation reforms for retirement funds will be implemented from 1 March 2016‚ the Treasury sa...
04 December 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury forges ahead with retirement reform »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Tax harmonisation of retirement funds to be implemented March 1, 2016. Nationa...
04 December 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax hikes likely in 2016 »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) But increase in corporate tax rate improbable – PwC. It is more likely than no...
02 December 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxpayers bear brunt of complex and harsh legislation »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneyweb) Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill introduces ambiguity with regard to undi...

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