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30 May 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Company Car and Car Allowance Changes »
Company Car and Car Allowance Changes  When is 80% of the allowance subject to PAYE, and when can 20% be applied?...
30 May 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
121 days: That’s How Long It Takes To Cover Your Taxes »
121 days: That’s How Long It Takes To Cover Your Taxes South Africans only stop working for government on 2 May,footing...
30 April 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employer Retirement Contributions To Become Taxable… But Only From 1 March 2012 »
Employer Retirement Contributions To Become Taxable… But Only From 1 March 2012 With effect from 1 March 2012, employer...
30 April 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax-Avoiding Dividend Schemes to be Closed Down »
Tax-Avoiding Dividend Schemes To Be Closed Down The long-awaited STC replacement finally kicks in on 1 April 2011—with a...
30 April 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Company Car Legislation Is a Nightmare »
New Company Car Legislation Is a Nightmare Employees can expect to pay more tax on their company cars from March 2011.In...
31 March 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Buy-and-Sell Agreements »
Buy-and-Sell Agreements CGT implications you may not be aware of In some of the business assurance-related queries we r...
31 March 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The High Cost of Incorrect VAT Returns »
The High Cost of Incorrect VAT Returns Completion and submission of incorrect VAT returns can result in criminal prosecu...
31 March 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Deadly Sins of The New Provisional Tax Legislation »
The Deadly Sins of the New Provisional Tax Legislation SAICA regards the legislation as being prejudicial to certain pro...
31 March 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
What Determines a Trust’s Tax Liability? »
What Determines a Trust’s Tax Liability? The law, or the trust deed? A trust deed is a contractual arrangement that reg...
31 March 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS explains Pay Now, Argue Later” Principle »
SARS explains Pay Now, Argue Later” Principle Legislative amendments set out the position as from 1 February 2011 SARS...
28 February 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Fringe Benefits Tax Consequences of Gifts »
The Fringe Benefits Tax Consequences of Gifts It has become common practice for employers to award gifts or other accola...
28 February 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Timing Your Deduction… »
Timing Your Deduction… SARS has recently been challenging vendors on the timing of the deduction claimed in their VAT r...
28 February 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS Must Provide Reasons For Its Decisions…But How Far Is It Required To Go? »
SARS Must Provide Reasons For Its Decisions…But How Far Is It Required To Go? Whenever SARS conducts an audit which resu...
28 February 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS’ Lie-detector Test »
SARS’ lie-detector Test Are you fiddling your taxes? Here’s how SARS can catch you out… In the old South Africa, the...
23 January 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
“Guilty Until Proven Innocent”? »
"Guilty Until Proven Innocent”? When does the concept of "reverse onus” apply? The Supreme Court of Appeal issues a ruli...
23 January 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Foreign Expatriates In SA: Who Is Liable For The SA Tax? »
Foreign Expatriates In SA: Who Is Liable For The SA Tax? Income earned here is taxed here—unless a Double Tax Agreement...
23 January 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transferring A Residence From A Trust »
Transferring A Residence From A Trust New dispensation extends the relief to holiday homes Before 2001, many taxpayers...
23 January 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Writing-Off A Loan Through A Bequest—Tax-Efficiently »
Writing-Off A Loan Through A Bequest—Tax-Efficiently How to avoid triggering a CGT liability Two recent tax cases have...
23 January 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Share-Based Payments »
Share-Based Payments Are they tax-deductible? Are Share-Based payments made by companies for goods or services deductib...
23 January 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trusts And Tax Planning: An Unmitigated Disaster »
Trusts And Tax Planning: An Unmitigated Disaster When words become vital… Trust are a favourite tool of the rich and th...
27 December 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unpacking SARS’ Tax “Amnesty” Programme »
Unpacking SARS’ Tax "Amnesty” Programme Who it applies to, what relief is available, and how one applies… It’s not exac...
27 December 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dispute With SARS? The Tax Court Is Not The Only Forum »
Dispute With SARS? The Tax Court Is Not The Only Forum Court rules that declaratory orders could be an option SARS’ gen...
27 December 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Take Advantage of The STC Exemption Before It’s Too Late »
Take Advantage of The STC Exemption Before It’s Too Late Companies and close corporations wishing to do so have only one...
27 December 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Incentives Available to Business »
Tax Incentives Available to Business Dig a bit deeper into the Income Tax Act, and you’ll find a number of hidden gems i...
27 December 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Audit Fees Are Automatically Deductible—Right? »
Audit Fees Are Automatically Deductible—Right? Not necessarily – it depends on a number of factors, including what’s bei...
27 December 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can The Cost Of Clothing Be Deducted For Tax Purposes? »
Can The Cost Of Clothing Be Deducted For Tax Purposes? If you’re selling it, the answer is "yes”. If you’re wearing it,...
26 November 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mini-Budget 2010/11: Potential Squeeze Coming »
Mini-Budget 2010/11: Potential Squeeze Coming Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan did not utter the words "tax hike”, but fi...
26 November 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS’ Nasty Demand Letters »
SARS’ Nasty Demand Letters Not only is SARS legally entitled to issue such letters, as it did for many 2006 returns, the...
26 November 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT’s Going On With Property? »
VAT’s Going On With Property? Agent or principal, investor or speculator, residential or commercial – each one has its o...
26 November 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Transition Measures »
Tax Transition Measures New Act introduces the concept of "contributed tax capital” The much-anticipated new Companies...
26 November 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips For Improving Your Internal Tax Operations »
Tips For Improving Your Internal Tax Operations The tax function can no longer be viewed in isolation Tax practices...
26 November 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Concessions For Industrial Projects »
Tax Concessions For Industrial Projects The ins and outs… The regulations under Section 12 I of the Income Tax Act were...
29 October 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
In Tax, a Rose by Any Other Name—Isn’t a Rose »
In Tax, a Rose by Any Other Name—Isn’t a Rose Don’t confuse these tax terms… What’s the difference between an allowance...
29 October 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rental Property, Going Concern, and VAT »
Rental Property, Going Concern, and VAT In commercial property transactions, these three ingredients result in more ‘flo...
29 October 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Make Sure Your Exempt Income Stays Exempt! »
Make Sure Your Exempt Income Stays Exempt! Tax-exempt income becomes taxable if you don’t fill in the tax return correct...

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