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Technical & tax law questions
17 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
What is the tax treatment of goodwill? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Is the sale of goodwill subject to CGT? Can the entity acquiring this goodwill write it...
17 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Must VAT be charged by a foreign web hosting company for services rendered to a SA customer? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A South African based company uses BDE Pty (Ltd) (based outside of SA) as their hosting com...
09 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are tuition fees of a capital nature? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A company is prepared to pay the tuition fees of an employee to complete the national quali...
09 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Does the failure to register for VAT timeously qualify as a ‘default’ for VDP purposes? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Does the failure to register for VAT timeously qualify as a ‘default’ in terms of VDP? ...
09 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Must VAT be charged on “exported services” rendered over the internet? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Someone has a client outside of South Africa, to which he provides a service. The service i...
09 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can supporting documents be kept only in an electronic format? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Many clients are moving towards a paperless environment. Is it acceptable to SARS to keep e...
09 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is commission income Retirement Funding Employment Income? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: In the case of pure commission earners, is commission income classified as Retirement Fundi...
09 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How do I value the right of use of accommodation where a timeshare is involved? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: An employer owns a timeshare (at an exclusive bush lodge), which was purchased a few years...
01 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is a medical practice operating as a company a small business corporation? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I have just been approach by a medical doctor to handle her tax affairs but we need some c...
01 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How is the provision of a company car and accommodation taxed? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q : A company employs a person specifically because of his skills to perform work on a site aw...
01 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
When is the time of supply for the sale of commercial property? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Is there anything in the VAT Act that allows for the payment of VAT on a commercial proper...
01 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How does an exporter claim back VAT in terms of the new agreement with Swaziland? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q : Regarding Notice 270 published by SARS relating to the mutual agreement between South Afri...
29 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How can I claim input VAT erroneously not claimed a year ago? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: How can I claim prior period input VAT erroneously not claimed? And for how long can I sti...
29 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can the R100 000 donations exemption apply to a trust? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: We are currently updating a trust’s books from 2012. We would like to use the R100 000 don...
29 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is a dividend paid to a trust subject to the 15% dividends tax? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A trust owns 100% of the shares in a company. The company declares a dividend to the trust...
29 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are gifts taxable or not? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I listened to the above SAIT webinar last week.  Please could you clarify whether bir...
26 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can you request the DTI to pay your grant over to SARS? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: We have a client that owes SARS a lot of money. They are in the process of receiving a lar...
26 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will the close corporations owned by spouses married in COP qualify as small business corporations? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A client is a member of a close corporation and her husband is a member of another close c...
26 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
When must PAYE must be deducted from the fee paid to a sole trader for services rendered? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: My one client, is sole proprietor she has a quite a big client base where he invoices them...
26 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can you get VDP relief for one tax year if you’re being audited for another tax year? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I refer to the fact that in terms of the VDP II, any taxpayer who is already under audit,...
26 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is an employer’s recovery of educational fees from an employee a ‘vat-able’ transaction? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Is the recovery of educational fees from an employee a ‘vat-able’ transaction? The employe...
26 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is the sale of residential property by a developer subject to VAT at the zero rate? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Can a transaction be zero-rated for VAT purposes if a VAT vendor buys residential property...
26 May 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Does a director of a company need to pay SDL and UIF on his or her salary? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Does a director of a company need to pay SDL and UIF? If directors are not exempt, on what...
26 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Must a bed-and-breakfast ( B&B) include VAT on the cost of their meals? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I have a client who operates a B&B (bed and breakfast). Fees are structured on a Bed &...
26 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Must a vendor agent charge VAT on artwork sold on behalf on a non-vendor principal? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: My client is a VAT Vendor. He has a high end jewellery store. An artist has consigned artw...
19 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is the supply of animal medicine by a vet to a farmer zero-rated? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q : Our client is a veterinarian and supplies farmers with animal medicine. He would like to p...
19 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Must a vendor pay customs VAT on imported goods and again when the goods are sold? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: SARS has disallowed all the customs VAT claimed for the January 2015 VAT period, even thou...
19 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Car insurance payout received due to motor vehicle accident: what are the VAT issues? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q : A VAT vendor buys a passenger motor vehicle and does not claim the input VAT on the purchas...
19 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are payments received from debtors i.r.o supplies made prior to registration exempt from VAT? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q : A taxpayer (individual) sole proprietor registers for VAT in Mar 2015 and obtains his regi...
19 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can a vendor claim the transfer duty paid on property purchased prior to VAT registration »
Author: SAIT Technical Q : Is a vendor (a partnership) able to claim the transfer duty paid on property purchased prio...
19 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can you get the s11D incentive if a project is controlled from RSA but the work is done overseas? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q : In terms of section 11D relating to Research and Development costs, per section 11D(2) the...
19 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Must the wear and tear allowance for a small business corporation be apportioned? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I need to know if the 50/30/20 wear and tear allowance for a small business corporation sho...
19 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Does interest paid on a loan need to be proportionately allocated to all of the streams of income? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q : Does interest paid on a loan need to be proportionately allocated to all of the streams of...
19 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is the ETI applicable where the employee’s income is below the tax threshold? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q : An employee earns less than the income tax threshold amount and is therefore not subject to...
12 May 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
When will transfer duty be levied on the sale of a member’s interest in a close corporation? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q : I have a client who’s about to sell his member’s interest in his Close Corporation. The on...

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