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Technical & tax law questions
20 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Should VAT be charged on chartered flights from RSA to another country? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I have a client who does charter flights to disaster areas on behalf of the SA government,...
20 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can input VAT be claimed for a VAT registration application approved in July but backdated to March »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A company applied for VAT registration in March. The application was approved in July but b...
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Double tax agreement (DTA) between Kenya and SA »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: My client has acquired new business in Kenya and was told by his client in this country tha...
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is a UK pension taxable in South Africa? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A client of mine that’s a resident in South Africa receives a monthly state pension from th...
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Whether expenses borne by a trust are deductible from its income due to conduit pipe principle »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A client has a testamentary trust set up to manage the assets for an adult beneficiary. The...
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT implications/registrations between car rental/hire and a taxi »
Author: SAIT Technical Q:  A client of mine has a taxi business; I would like to know if he can register for VAT....
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Should output VAT be levied on the sale of a franchise? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A client of mine is a new franchisor and is in the process of selling his first franchise....
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CGT on sale of farm, where proceeds are paid to spouse as part of a divorce settlement »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A client of mine sold his farm in the 2014 tax year as he got divorced. He is older than 65...
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The deferring of unrealised FOREX gains and losses where a debt is a non-current liability »
Author: SAIT Technical Q:  I have a client that has a local company who has received a loan from its offshore ho...
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diesel rebate where a plant uses a diesel generator »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I have a client that conducts the mining, processing, screening and crushing of manganese....
12 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can SARS disallow home office expense deduction if taxpayer earned ‘3601-coded’ income? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I have a client that earns income 3601, but he is required to run a home office, as per at...
12 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will SARS be satisfied with the proceeds from a sale if they feel the buyer overpaid? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Our client owns shares in a company that is going to be bought out by a non-related listed...
12 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax consequences of one trust distributing a building to a beneficiary trust »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A trust is VAT-registered and owns a few commercial buildings from which it earns rental i...
12 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Input VAT on car rental where car is used for work purposes »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Please correct me on this one. I have a client who flew up to Joburg on work, hired a veh...
12 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
RSA taxability of UK pension payout for UK citizen who has worked in RSA for last few years »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: We have a client. This individual is originally from the UK, but works in South Africa and...
12 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employer repaying employee’s study loan – fringe benefit »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I have a client who hired a newly qualified student and agreed to pay her study loan. The...
09 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Output VAT on the “trading-in” of a vehicle »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A company trades in an existing bakkie for a new bakkie. Do I have to issue a tax invoice...
09 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Claiming input VAT on a building from which a vendor will operate »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I would like to know if a company that is registered for VAT can claim Input Vat on the pu...
09 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxability of PhD study grant received from a USA university where research is conducted in RSA »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Client received a doctoral fellowship grant for his PHD from a foreign (US) university. He...
09 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS levying interest charge where no provisional tax payments were made »
Author: SAIT Technical  Q: I have a client that earns business income (some companies deduct PAYE for her). When...
03 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Registering as a tax practitioner if you only complete your employer’s tax returns »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A friend of mine is currently employed on a full-time basis. Part of his job description is...
03 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apportionment of the primary residence exclusion for CGT purposes »
Author: SAIT Technical Q:  Whether an individual will be able to claim a capital loss in terms of the selling of h...
03 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The taxability of proceeds from a Health Care Protector plan »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: My client had a Health Care Protector plan from Discovery. On my client's 65th birthday he...
03 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penalties for late payment of VAT depending on the method of payment »
Author: SAIT Technical Q:  I see that for the last few months SARS automatically charges penalties on the VAT retu...
03 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
A medical practitioner’s deduction of subscription fees paid to the Medical Protection Society »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Our client is a medical practitioner but is not practising in her personal name.  She...
28 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Input VAT on double cab vehicles and SUVs used on mine sites »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I would like to clear the air around the new law that the mines have brought into place tha...
28 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deferring deductions on retirement annuity fund contributions »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: If a taxpayer’s yearly income is below the tax threshold before the deduction of retiremen...
28 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Zero-rating of VAT where a local (RSA) vendor performs service for RSA client in a foreign country »
Author: SAIT Technical Q:  Just wanted to make sure that we can zero-rate VAT on exported services if the servic...
28 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fringe benefit on cellphone replaced by an employer for his employee »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: An employee’s mobile phone is stolen in the workplace and the employee does not have the m...
28 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadline for the submission of VAT returns and payments »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Submission Date and Penalties. I see that for the last few months SARS automatically charg...
28 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Re-applying for voluntary disclosure programme (VDP) relief »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: 1. Would I be able to re-apply for VDP for relief on the understatement penalty imposed by...
28 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
South African income tax on animals exported to the United Arab Emirates »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I have a client that receive income from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Dubai. There a...
28 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is the donations tax exemption is the same whether spouses are married ANC or COP? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I understand donations between spouses are not taxable (no donations tax). The husband wis...
25 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The disregarding of a capital gain on the sale of a farm »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: We act as accountants to an individual in the farming industry. He is married in community...
25 November 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Input VAT on membership fees paid by employers on behalf of their employees »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Do you know what is the current position with regards to claiming input VAT on membership...

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