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TaxTalk Business
30 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beware: You can be held liable for a company’s tax debts »
Author: Erich Bell (SAIT Technical Advisor) Generally an individual may choose to run his business in the form of a com...
30 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
“You snooze you lose” if STC credits are not used in time »
Author: Carin Grobbelaar Credits accumulated from the Secondary Tax on Companies (STC) regime can save sharehold...
30 April 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Macro and micro risks SA businesses need to be aware of »
Author: Management SA Challenges such as strikes, load shedding and e-tolls reinforce the idea that starting and runnin...
30 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
KPMG: Budget 2014 »
Author: Deborah Tickle (KPMG) The 2014 annual Budget Speech will be presented by Minister Pravin Gordhan on 26 February...
29 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The basics of the new Employment Tax Incentive »
Author: David Warneke (BDO) The Employment Tax Incentive Act of 2013 was signed into law on 17 December. The purpose o...
29 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014/15 Budget Presentation »
Author: Nazarien Kader (Deloitte) Finance Minister of the Year 2013, in Sub-Saharan Africa, Pravin Gordhan, will occupy...
29 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Constitutional Court confirms: Search and seizure of Customs and Excise Act - unconstitutional »
Author: PwC On 8 April 2013 in Gaertner v Minister of Finance (2013) 75 SATC 184, the Western Cape High Court held that...
29 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deduction of expenditure on repairs »
Author: Tasneem Gangat (Grant Thornton) SARS released an Interpretation Note on 6 August 2013, which seeks to shed some...
29 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT consequences of claiming damages and compensation »
Author: Carmen Holdstock (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) The South African VAT system is destination based, which means that only...
29 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Assumption of contingent liabilities »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliff Dekker Hofmeyer) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently released its d...
29 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
HMRC's top ten list of bizarre, exotic and flimsy excuses »
Author: HMRC HMRC has revealed the ‘Top 10 oddest excuses’ for sending in a late return. The following "bizarre, exoti...
29 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Revealed: Tax invoice duties all suppliers and recipients must follow »
Author: FSP Business You must manage your tax invoices correctly if you're a supplier or a recipient. How do you go a...
29 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to apply for an extension if your VAT objection is late »
Author: FSP Business If you disagree with SARS' assessment on your VAT affairs, you have 30 business days from t...
29 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
What are SARS' obligations once the VDP process is complete? »
Author: FSP Business Let's say you've discovered you qualify for a Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP). So you d...
29 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Financial year end approaches - What you should be doing to save tax »
Author: Meredith Harington 28 February is the end of the tax year for all individuals, trusts and many companies an...
22 August 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Facts to Consider When Disposing of a Primary Residence that was Partially Used for Business Purpose »
Author: Doria Cucciolillo (TheSAIT) Background  In the event that a person disposes of an asset, it usually tri...
15 August 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Income Tax Implications of Finance Leases for the Lessee »
Author: Doria Cucciolillo (The SAIT) Background Assets used by a taxpayer to conduct business do not necessaril...
12 August 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Income Tax Implications for Debtor: Reduction Or Cancellation Of Debt Relating To An Allowance Asset »
Author: Doria Cucciolillo Background Section 19 of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 ("the Act”) regulates the tax impli...
28 June 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deductibility Of Pre-Production Interest »
Author: Doria Cucciolillo (The SAIT) Background At present uncertainty exists regarding the deductibility of finance...
14 June 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed amendments to the taxation of trusts »
Author: Doria Cucciolillo (The SAIT) Background According to the 2013/2014-budget review the NationalTreasury intend...
09 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Streamlining the timing for certain forms of variable remuneration »
Source: Chris Basson This article deals with remuneration, specifically the new section 7B and the repeal of the ol...
09 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Assessed losses: Companies versus other taxpayers »
Source: Doria Cucciolillo When a taxpayer incurs an assessed loss during a year of assessment, it may be utilised to...
25 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
What to do when you dispute your tax assessment »
Source: Charl Geldenhuys Disputes with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) have always been a tricky issue. On t...
25 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Future expenditure on contracts – the basics »
Source: Doria Cucciolillo Background When a taxpayer is contractually liable to perform certain duties, it may happ...
24 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rationalisation of Withholding Taxes on Payments Made to Foreign Persons »
Source: Chris Basson There has been a lot of uncertainty among foreign investors as well as South African persons wit...
19 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The requirements to claim bad debts as tax deductions »
Source: Doria Cucciolillo At some point in time a business may experience a situation where its customers are unable...
17 April 2013   (3 Comments - view/add)
Is your tax invoice valid? »
Source: Charl Geldenhuys A tax invoice is a special document which is required by vendors in order to claim input tax...
11 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The VAT implications of leasehold improvements »
Source: Doria Cucciolillo When immovable property is leased out to a person who makes improvements to such property,...
10 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transfer duty simplified »
Source: Charl Geldenhuys Transfer duty is a tax levied in terms of the Transfer Duty Act on any immovable property wh...
04 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Additional medical expenses converted to medical tax credits - Proposed introduction of section 6B »
Source: Chris Basson As promised to regular readers of our publication this article will be the final instalment of ou...
04 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Loans to Connected Persons in Foreign Currency »
Source: Prof Alta Koekemoer & Doria Cucciolillo Background When a South African resident company enters into a lo...
04 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Advanced Tax Ruling Process »
Source: Charl Geldenhuys The purpose of the advanced tax ruling system is to promote clarity, consistency and certaint...
28 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Advanced Tax Ruling System »
Source: Charl Geldenhuys The advanced tax ruling system was created to promote clarity, consistency and certainty rega...
28 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Debit loans granted to directors of companies or members of closed corporations »
Source: Doria Cucciolillo Tax implications may arise in the event where a member of a closed corporation or a director...
26 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax relief for services outside South Africa »
Source:  Doria Cucciolillo The Income Tax system in South Africa is residence based. This means that South African...

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