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25 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adjusting for VAT »
Source: Doria Cucciolillo   Where the calculation of Value-added tax (VAT) is concerned, sufficient knowledge of...
08 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
There are many pitfalls when it comes to provisional tax »
As we are getting closer to the end of February, provisional taxpayers are faced with the inevitable: the second provisi...
08 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax liabilities from the grave reduced »
It often happens that a taxpayer makes use of a trust as a planning tool to reduce potential estate duty liabilities in...
08 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reconstruction in lieu of repairs »
A great deal of confusion has been created over whether repairs will be allowed as a deduction or if it will be capital i...
08 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deducting Business Entertainment Expenses »
General tax rules determine that if one incurs business related expenses, it can be deducted from income. In terms of sec...
01 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The utilisation of tax laws to combat unemployment »
Unemployment is a major challenge that is currently faced in the South African economy. According to the latest figures...
01 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Debt restrictions »
SARS will once again be focussing on restricting interest deductions on certain debt and debt instruments as it was prop...
01 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retirement Reform »
Treasury released a further Consultation Paper together with the Budget documentation. The reform Consultation Paper is...
01 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Withholding Taxes – Extended to Service Fees »
Taxpayers have been anticipating the introduction of a withholding tax on interest paid to non-residents for a number of...
01 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cross issue of shares »
Section 24B of the Act was initially introduced to deal with the acquisition of assets through the issue of shares. Purs...
01 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Share Schemes – Budget reaction »
Share incentive schemes are once again in the spot light in this year's tax budget proposals. "It appears that previou...
01 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed Gambling Tax »
In 2011 government announced a national gambling tax proposal, that with effect from 1 April 2012, all gambling winnings...
01 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Carbon tax, energy-efficiency savings and the electricity levy »
In the 2012/13 Budget, it was proposed, in line with the Climate Change Response White Paper approved by Cabinet in 2011...
01 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Saving in a constrained global and local environment »
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s pulled a rabbit out of the hat once again and delivered a Budget Speech that left most...
01 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gordhan delivers a safe no surprises budget with some relief for taxpayers »
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered a safe, no real surprises budget today (Wednesday 27 February) with R7 billion...
01 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget for education, business development »
Experts in Human Resource and payroll administration infrastructure management believe South Africa’s public and private...
01 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unlisted REITS – Budget Reaction »
Property unit trust that invests in immovable property, receives income from rental and pays it through to its investors...
01 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT registration of foreign businesses »
The tax issues associated with e commerce on the Internet remains largely unresolved. Enforcement of tax compliance is g...
07 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Audit vs. Independent Review »
Should SA follow the trend? South Africa has always tried to keep up to date with the international trends and changes....
07 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Penalties: The truth can set you free »
From time to time taxpayers may discover that they did not fully comply with the requirements of specific Tax Acts. A situ...
07 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Requirements to zero-rate exports »
When a person becomes a registered vendor for Value-Added Tax (VAT) purposes, he is required to levy output VAT at a rate...
07 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
How SARS selects its honourable guests »
The Value of Your Rights With the commencement of the Tax Administration Act (TAA) it has put in place the necessary pro...
07 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shifting the tax liability »
To incur an obligation with the Receiver of Revenue is something everyone wants to avoid. Unfortunately, the South African...
06 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS vs. Taxpayer Rights »
Helping the little guy The fight between SARS and the taxpayer seems to be unending with SARS in control. The Tax Admini...
06 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penalties »
Nobody likes punishment, whether it is in the form of criticism, a slap on the wrist, a fine or some other way. In the tax...
06 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pay now argue later »
The new Tax Administration Act No 28 of 2011 (TAA) was promulgated with effect from 1 October 2012 and, while expected to...
06 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS's information gathering powers extended »
Relevance is in the eye of the beholder, or is it in SARS? By the time the South African Revenue Service (SARS) requests...
06 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The tax saving opportunities of e-toll »
Source: Tax Bulletin, FSP Business   The introduction of an e-tolling system on ro...
06 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Saving a company without releasing a tax monster »
When we consider the implications of the global financial meltdown it is not surprising that an increasing amount of South...
06 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
A taxpayer’s right to manage its exposure »
When dealing with exposure to taxation, there is little doubt that it is preferable to be proactive about managing your po...
21 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The big trap of small business »
Author: Vusi Thembekwayo (Entrepreneur Magazine) Discovery Ltd was started in the year 1992. Its turnover is R34 billio...
29 May 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
IT and Your Business »
Author: KPMG  Information technology has become a primary driver for business investments in South Africa&nbs...

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