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25 March 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Business rescue and tax »
Author: Daniel Terblanche (Mazars) Chapter 6 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Companies Act) introduced the c...
30 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time to consider the terms of company loans carefully »
Author: Pieter van der Zwan The 2013 tax amendments contain a number of provisions dealing with the deductibi...
27 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reits, recoupments and assessed losses »
Author: Louis van Manen (Grant Thornton) The Taxation Laws Amendment Bill of 2013 (TLAB) contains a proposed amen...
27 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Ombudsman & SARS/taxpayer relations »
Author: Graham Walker (Altron) Perhaps the only people that don’t necessarily relish the recent appointment of...
26 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The limitation of deductions for untaxed interest »
Author: Kyle Mandy (PwC) The Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 39 of 2013 proposes the introduction of a new sectio...
25 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
TP adjustments: What are the consequences? »
Author: Billy Joubert (Deloitte) South Africa’s transfer pricing rules changed radically for years of assessme...
24 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendments to the Tax Administration Act 2013 »
Author: Beric Croome (ENS) The Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill, No. 40 of 2013 was introduced in Parliament&...
21 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT Registration of Foreign e-commerce Suppliers »
Author: Ferdie Schneider (KPMG) National Treasury released a tax bill in October 2013, following the Budget Speech in Fe...
21 November 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
A Custom(ised) VAT Analysis »
Author: Ross Robertson (Norton Rose Fulbright) A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal has attracted a signific...
20 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Conundrum? The VAT Consequences of a PBO Entering into a Joint Venture with a Third Party »
Author: Prof Daniel Erasmus (TRM Services) A public benefit organisation ("PBO”) is a nonprofit company with members tha...
20 November 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Image Rights: It’s Time for Clarity and Certainty »
Author: Betsie Strydom & Victoria Sinton The tax treatment of image rights is contentious in many countries, South A...
15 November 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
More Holistic Planning Around Custom Valuation and Transfer Pricing »
Author: Jed Michaeletos (Deloitte) "Companies often have different members of staff or external advisors dealing with tr...
15 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
What Ever Happened to the Customs & Excise Legislation Re-write Project? »
  Author: Alison Van Den Berg (Malan Scholes Attorneys) South Africa’s "Customs Modernisation Programme” is not jus...
15 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed Changes to the VAT Registration Process »
Author: David Warneke (BDO) The Taxation Laws Amendment Bill No 39 of 2013 (‘the Bill’) proposes a slight overhaul of th...
15 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shift from Direct Taxes to Indirect Taxes Set To Continue »
Author: Charles De Wet (PwC Africa) The trend for governments globally to raise more taxes through indirect taxes is set...
14 November 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Employment Tax Incentive Bill - Who Stands To Gain Here? »
Author: Nicole Paulsen (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Unemployment remains a critical problem in South Africa, especially among...
14 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The VAT Challenges Of Cross-Border Supplies »
Author: Gerhard Badenhorst (ENS Africa) It is well-known that value-added tax ("VAT”) is a multi-stage tax, aimed at tax...
16 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Technology is Key to Compliance in a World of Global Tax Scrutiny »
Author: Brian Peccarelli (Thomson Reuters) Technology has created the global village in which most businesses now o...
15 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
A New Capital Revenue Tax Decision »
Author Peter Surtees (Norton Rose) On 13 June 2013 the Cape tax court delivered judgment on a capital/revenue case,...
15 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Another section 103 Defeat for SARS in the Cape Tax Court »
Author: Frank Mosupa (PwC)  The judgment of the Western Cape Tax Court in ITC 1862 (2013) 75 SATC 34 concerns...
14 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shares Issued in BBBEE Arrangements Are these Transactions Tax Free? »
Author: Pieter van der Zwan (The University of North-West Many South African companies are involved in transactions...
14 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time for South Africa to Enter the Borderless Tax Arena »
Author: Nazrien Kader (Deloitte) The Income Tax Act in South Africa, which has been amended on an ad hoc basis over the...
10 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Morality in Corporate Tax »
Author: Bernard Sacks (Mazars) Corporate tax practitioners have traditionally focused on minimising companies’ tax...
10 October 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Double Taxation Agreement Between South Africa And Mauritius »
Author: Norma Church (Grant Thornton) On 17 May 2013, the governments of South Africa (SA) and Mauritius signed a new do...
10 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Variable Remuneration Section 7B »
Author: Rob Stretch & Trusha Ichharam (EY) Many employers in South Africa have, in relation to variable remuneration...
10 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Perils of Low-interest and Interest-free Loans »
Author: Professor Jackie Arendse (University of the Witwatersrand) Loans between companies and shareholders are a fairly...
10 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Rocky Road of Corporate Income Tax Compliance »
Author: Lesley Isherwood (KPMG) According to the 2013/2014 budget announced in February, National Treasury estimates tha...
10 April 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Advice for Tax Practitioners »
Source: Prof Anneline Venter "Your desire to advise other people, grows in line with your perception... that assumes y...
10 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Parting Shot: Tax Practitioners, Attorneys and Registering with SARS »
Source: Prof Daniel N Erasmus As chairperson of the LSSA Tax and Exchange Control Committee, I am able to report the f...
26 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding the Psychology Behind a Tax Return »
Source: Erich Bell The reliance that tax practitioners place on questionable information provided by clients is a heav...
26 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minimum Standards for Tax Practice: Where Should We Draw the Line? »
Source: Sharon Smulders The Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, 2012 (‘TALAA’) brought about the formal regulation...
26 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax and Penalties: The Perspective of a Tax Practitioner »
Source: Pieter van der Zwan The Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 (hereaſter referred to as the ‘TAA’) provides for a...
26 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Practice of Due Diligence »
Source: Charl Geldenhuys & Ronel de Kock In the recent past there was no governance by any recognised body for tax...
15 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Successful Tax Practices: Back to the Front »
Authors: Graeme Saggers & John Edwards SARS continues to push more of the responsibility of administration of t...
15 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top Ten Tips for Tax Practitioners »
Author:   Joan Hamman Ungerer 1.  Become a specialist in your field of tax law Know the various tax...

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