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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...
19 November 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Buying back shares from shareholders: dividends tax liability »
Author: Daniel Robb (Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys) A look at when liability to pay dividends tax will arise i...
19 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The R&D tax incentive – issues and recommendations »
Author: Dov Paluch (Catalyst Solutions) This article is an adaptation of a speech given at a recent session held...
19 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Observations of the South African grants and tax incentives landscape »
Authors: Dov Paluch and Christo Engelbrecht (Catalyst Solutions) Grants and incentives are part of the national po...
17 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fiscal incentives for the modern-day Flintstones: a note on energy efficiency »
  Author: Lee-Ann Steenkamp (University of Stellenbosch Business School) An outline of the new energy...
17 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The tax consequences of cancelling a contract »
  Author: Denny da Silva (Webber Wentzel) "When a contract is entered into and cancelled in the same...
11 November 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
Tax considerations of debit loans »
  Author: Candice Mullins (The Tax House) A closer look at the introduction of Dividend Withholding...
28 October 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
From Edison to Eskom: a look at electricity and tax policy in South Africa »
Author: Lee-Ann Steenkamp (Research Fellow at the University of Stellenbosch Business School) Lee-Ann Steenkamp argue...
27 October 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will you be paying more for Nkandla than you have to – even after death? »
Author: Braam Matthee (On Your Side) Braam Mathee discusses the amount of tax payable on the estate of a deceased. I...
27 October 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
A new practitioner’s perspective on Tax Court proceedings – lessons from a baptism of fire »
  Author: Darron West (Advocate) Darron West recounts his introduction to the Tax Court and shares practic...
27 October 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation of trusts to be revisited »
  Author: Hanneke Farrand (ENS) The recent Davis Committee Report on Estate Duty has revealed that SARS i...
20 October 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to substantiate an input tax deduction without a tax invoice »
Author: Anton Lockem (Shepstone & Wylie) In some cases the court will allow for the deduction of input tax without...
20 October 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax risk management – cutting through the complexity »
Author: Joubert Botha (KPMG) Joubert Botha argues for a consistent methodology and approach to tax process management...
20 October 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
FATCA legislation to dramatically impact SA financial services sector »
  Author: Eva Crouwel (Deloitte) South African companies who do direct and indirect business with US organisati...
20 October 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Permanent Establishment and ITC 13276 »
  Author: Nico Theron (Tax Consulting South Africa) Nico Theron looks at the recent judgement of ITC 13276 and...
22 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS gazettes new list of arrangements deemed reportable »
  Author: David Warneke (BDO) Observations on the new arrangements that are deemed to be reportable in terms of...
08 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reform challenges for revenue administrations in developing countries: Lessons for Africa »
Author: Faith Mazani (IMF) Faith Mazani discusses the African revenue collection landscape, its challenges and proposes...
08 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cash is King and VAT is cash »
Author: Folkert Gaarlandt  (EY) VAT is a key driver for business performance. Folkert Gaarlandt discusse...
08 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
An overview of the SARS dispute resolution process »
Author: Rozelle van Schaik (BDO) An overwiew of the Objection procedures outlined in the TAA The recent increase in t...
08 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Administration: Some challenges facing South African taxpayers »
Author: Alan Lewis (ACBS) Alan Lewis identifies some of the challenges that the taxpaying community in general and smal...
01 September 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
A review of section 6quin »
  Author: Pieter van der Zwan (NWU) Pieter van der Zwan revisits the economic reasons for the introduc...

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