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23 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Failure, More Failure and Some Success: GAAR Ten Years On »
Author: Ed Liptak (Independent Tax Consultant) The much needed “new” General Anti Avoidance Rule is ten years old. I...
22 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
6 Factors Start-Ups Should Consider »
Author: Candice Mullins (The Tax House) Starting a company involves climbing a bureaucratic mountain. We look at six...
22 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
E-Commerce and Tax: Playing Catch-Up »
 Author: Ferdie Schneider (BDO) As our world becomes increasingly digitalised, tax regulators find themselves...
20 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Confidentiality – A Relic from a Bygone Era »
Author: Johan van der Walt (KPMG) An in-depth look at how the emphasis in the tax world has changed from “tax confid...
20 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS Will Find Out What You Did in Your Tax Return »
Author: Marelize Loftie-Eaton (FirstRand Group) Thanks to a number of information sharing agreements between SARS an...
20 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Managing Permanent Establishment Risk Efficiently »
Author: Charles Makola (EY) A brief overview of the written and unwritten rules governing Permanent Establish...
20 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Right Incentive »
Author: Mohammed Jada (KPMG South Africa) Incentive schemes are an often used tool used by governments to encourage gro...
19 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Future of Trusts »
Author: Henry Hollingdrake (Amicorp) Although revenue authorities place an ever increasing focus on the role of trusts,...
19 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Foreign Tax Affairs »
Author: Arlette Manyi (FirstRand Group) An overview of how cross border movement of employees creates tax risks. ...
19 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Legal and Tax Consequences of Emigration »
Author: Hanneke Ferrand (ENSafrica) Synopsis of a presentation given at the sixth Annual Conference of the Fiduciary In...
16 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxing Executive Share Incentives: The Rules Need to Change »
Author: Dan Foster (Webber Wentzel) Recent and proposed tax amendments have undesirable and unintended consequences no...
16 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Just How Taxing Does The Balance Sheet Need to Be? »
Author: Marc Sevitz (TaxTim) Although starting a business is always a rocky road, ignoring your business’ tax affairs...
24 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The VAT Treatment of Loyalty Programmes »
Author: Charles de Wet (PwC) National Treasury announced in the 2016  Budget Review that the VAT treatment...
24 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Days of Printed TCCs are Numbered »
Author: Leigh Schaller (Assistant Editor) Since the latter part of April this year, SARS has made it possible to...
24 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How SA Taxpayer’s Rights Match up to OECD Standards »
  Author: Graham Crocker (Bowman Gilfillan) We investigate some of the rights that South African taxpayer...
16 August 2016   (6 Comments - view/add)
The Never-ending (Tax Return) Story »
Authors: Alan Lewis and Dee Bezuidenhout (ACBS) This article will explore the extent to which the South African R...
16 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is there Life After the Constitution for Interpretive Aids? »
Author: Craig Miller (PwC) Historically, legal presumptions and aids such as the contra fiscum have been used by courts...
06 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contract manufacturing on behalf of a non-resident: the South African VAT implications »
Author: Carmen Moss-Holdstock (SNG) In general, South Africa imposes VAT at the standard rate of 14 per cent on t...
06 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
No place to hide: SARS’ big data »
  Author: Tarryn Atkinson (First Rand Bank) Thanks to changes in technology and legislation, SARS access...
06 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax trap for small professional service companies »
Author: Keith Engel (SAIT) "A change in law makes professional service businesses vulnerable during a SARS audit, oft...
03 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Tax That Failed Us »
Author: Leigh Schaller (Assistant Editor) Duties put in place to protect South African chicken broilers against...
03 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do revised prescription rules bear serious consequences for the taxpayer? »
Author: Zweli Mabhoza (Priority Tax) Amendments to Section 99 now allows SARS to extend prescription. But does...
03 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Common Myths Regarding “Pay Now, Argue Later” »
Author: Lucia Hlongwane (EY) Despite amendments to S163(3) of the TAA and the Metcash case, "pay now, argue late...
03 June 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
“Pay Now, Argue Later” Principle: When Must You Pay SARS? »
Author: Ben Johannes (SAIT) The best way to deal effectively with one of the most controversial principles in tax coll...
03 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding the Tax Implications of the Youth Wage Subsidy »
Author: Gareth Hardy (BCE Consulting) Although the controversial Youth Wage Subsidy, made possible through the E...
03 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A new era for collateral »
  Author: Jeanette Maree (FirstRand Banking Group) Certain changes to the TAA mean that certain non-cash co...
13 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulation of legal professional privilege: An industry divided »
Author: Charmaine Louw (Deloitte) The regulation of legal privilege has both its supporters and detractors, we lay ou...
05 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulation of legal professional privilege: An industry divided »
Author: Charmaine Louw (Deloitte) The regulation of legal privilege has both its supporters and detractors, we lay ou...
24 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can SARS limit legal professional privilege? »
    Authors: Natalie Napier and Phillip Lourens (Hogan Lovells)  New rules have come...
24 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prescription rules: When the clock stops ticking »
    Author: Kyle Mandy (PwC) In order to prevent the five year rule from being abused, th...
24 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pay Now, Argue Later: Are There Any Exceptions To This Rule? »
    Author: Alan Lewis (Practitioner in Private Practice) We look at exceptions to SARS’ pay no...
22 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
An amendment to a somewhat odd provision »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The law regarding how an employer can be absolved from liability for f...
22 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four common legal privilege mistakes that you should avoid »
  Author: Patricia Williams (On Your Side) Don’t make the mistake of thinking your documents are protected...
22 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Swopping emissions for exemptions: An examination of section 12K »
Author: Lee-Ann Steenkamp (University of Stellenbosch) Although the proposed Carbon Tax is yet to be implemented,...
26 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New rules for international cooperation on taxpayer’s affairs »
Author: Ferdie Schneider (BDO) Greater transparency will expose undeclared offshore accounts   Globalisati...

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