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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   (5 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...
26 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Customs and excise legislation gets much needed overhaul »
Author: Georgia Mavropoulos (EY) New legislation will affect customs systems, processes and policies.  Intern...
26 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft Carbon Tax Bill – legalese meets science speak »
Authors: Betsie Strydom and Graham Crocker (Bowman Gilfillan) What the carbon tax is and how it will affect...
22 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
7 Talking Points from the Tax and Good Governance in Africa conference »
Author: Alicja Majdanska (Vienna University of Economics and Business)  The Tax and Good Governance in Afri...
22 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposals to improve the VAT Act »
Author: Anzuette Olivier (KPMG) Shortcomings in VAT legislation and how they can be overcome Each year National Trea...
22 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax-free conversions of hedge funds: not so simple? »
  Author: Keith Engel (SAIT) Converting hedge funds into collective investment schemes may face tax conse...
20 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS is stemming the flow of outbound service fees »
  Author: Mohamed Hassam (EY) The increase in non-goods transactions have not gone unnoticed. SARS has ne...
19 January 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Powering up: A look at section 12B allowance for renewable energy machinery »
  Author: Lee-Ann Steenkamp (University of Stellenbosch Business School) With the right fiscal incentives,...
19 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A South African perspective on resolving dual residence disputes »
Author: Ben Johannes (SAIT) Expect little sympathy from tax authorities when dual residence is claimed due to lack o...
13 January 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The tax risks of cross-border employment »
  Author: Shohana Mohan (KPMG)  The issues relating to the international hiring out of labour, pe...
23 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendments to CFC diversionary income rules »
  Authors: Leani Nortje and Nola Brown (Webber Wentzel) Revised diversionary income rules related to Section 9D...
23 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Africa spotlight: 15 by 2015? »
  Author: Roxanna Nyiri (BDO) Many African countries have begun to adopt transfer pricing regimes based on...
23 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation of dividends payable by a South African company to a Cypriot shareholder »
  Authors: Howmera Parak and Stephan Spamer (ENSafrica) SARS may now impose a dividends tax on dividends...

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