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Monday, 01 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
South African Tax Court rules in favour of taxpayer in ‘most favoured nation’ test case »
Authors: Mareli Treurnicht and Emil Brincker (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 12 June 2019 the Cape Town Tax Court delivere...
Monday, 13 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Investing abroad? The foreign investment allowance is at your disposal »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) It is common nowadays for South African persons to diversify their invest...
Tuesday, 12 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finality to Debt Benefit Rules »
Author: Siyanda Gaetsewe (ENSafrica) The Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 2018 (“ TLAA ”), which was promulgated on 1...
Monday, 26 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cruel accrual? An important judgment for taxpayers in the property development industry »
Authors: Louis Botha and Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) It is an established tax law principle that an amount...
Monday, 27 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reassurance for taxpayers seeking debt relief »
Author: Jerome Brink (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr for International Law Office) Debt restructuring and relief within the b...
Wednesday, 22 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Far-reaching proposed changes to the taxation of foreign trusts »
Authors: Jenny Klein and Sheryl Kunaka (ENSafrica) The South African Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2018 (the “...
Monday, 20 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury clarifies the clogged-loss rules »
Author: Jessica Carr (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Amendments to paragraph 39 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act,...
Wednesday, 01 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury includes cryptocurrency in draft tax legislation »
Author: Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr On 16 July 2018, National Treasury’s draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (draft TLAB) wa...
Wednesday, 27 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Potential amendments affecting foreign trusts holding shares in foreign companies »
Author: Joon Chong (Webber Wentzel) National Treasury has held a few workshops this year to engage with stakeholders...
Wednesday, 27 June 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Tax non-compliance status may be inaccurate »
Authors:  Joon Chong, Nina Keyser, Nirvasha Singh and Carryn Alexander (Webber Wentzel) SARS replaced the Tax...
Monday, 11 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Accrual of amount on cession of right to dividends »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Generally speaking, dividends paid by South African companies are exempt...
Monday, 04 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Securities lending arrangements back in the spotlight »
Author: Jerome Brink (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Recently the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Binding Private...
Monday, 21 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Revised debt reduction rules »
Author: Annalie Pinch (ENSafrica) The debt reduction provisions contained in section 19 of the Income Tax Act, 1962...
Wednesday, 16 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
E-filing and Submission of Tax Returns »
Author: Dr Beric Croome (ENSafrica) Until 2007 taxpayers had no choice but to file paper-based tax returns with SA...
Friday, 20 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS speaks up: Some clarity provided on the taxation of cryptocurrencies in South Africa »
Author: Candice Gibson (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 6 April 2018, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced...
Monday, 16 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Common misconceptions: Tax treatment of directors' fees derived by non-resident »
Author: Leani Nortje (Webber Wentzel) Many non-residents that derive directors' fees from a South African tax reside...
Monday, 09 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS releases media statement on the tax treatment of cryptocurrency transactions »
Authors: Robert Gad and Jo-Paula Roman (ENSafrica) On 6 April 2018, the South African Revenue Service (“ SARS ”), re...
Friday, 23 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The “specific” doubtful debts allowance »
Authors: Robert Gad and Taryn Solomon (ENS) Over the past few years, the South African Revenue Service (“ SARS ”) a...
Thursday, 08 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PWC Tax Alert: Travel Reimbursements »
Authors: Barry Knoetze & Kerry Aylward (PWC) With effect 1 March 2018, Government Gazette No. 41473 Notice 170, h...
Monday, 19 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jumping fences: Section 20A of the Income Tax Act and ring-fenced losses »
Authors: Louis Botha and Louise Kotze (CDH) In South Africa’s current challenging economic climate, the risk of suf...
Friday, 09 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax break for employees on voluntary retrenchment benefits »
Author:  Webber Wentzel The South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT) recently made submissions to t...
Wednesday, 31 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendments to the taxation of debt restructures »
Author: Carmen Gers and David Marais (ENSafrica) Since 1 January 2013, section 19 of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (the “...
Monday, 22 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Consecutive asset-for-share transactions »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffedekkerhofmeyr) Section 42 of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (Act) allows taxpayers to tr...
Monday, 04 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fiscal Pressure - Tax hikes are not the solution »
Author: Joon Chong, Partner and Wesley Grimm, Candidate Attorney, (Webber Wentzel) South Africa suffers from a trife...
Friday, 01 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deductibility of legal expenses »
Authour: Gigi Nyanin For purposes of determining the taxable income derived by any person from carrying on a trade, s1...
Friday, 24 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcement of further revisions to the debt reduction rules in the Income Tax Act »
Author: Jerome Brink, (Cliffedekkerhofmeyr) The current s19 and paragraph 12A of the Eighth Schedule (Eighth Schedule)...
Tuesday, 07 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Buying a house and paying transfer duty – Separate rights equals separate obligations »
Author: Louis Botha, (cliffedekkerhofmeyr) In our recent Tax and Exchange Control Alert of 13 October 2017, we referre...
Wednesday, 20 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unintended consequences of the new CFC rules »
Author: Judith Becker (ENSafrica) In the 2017 South African Budget speech, the Minister of Finance raised government...
Wednesday, 20 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The countdown begins for retirement funds to comply with the final Default Regulations »
Authors: Leigh Sedice and Sajeel Bhagwanjee (ENSafrica) The final Default Regulations, issued in terms of section 36...
Wednesday, 20 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What are the tax and exchange control implications of Bitcoin? »
Authors:  Robert Gad, Nicolette Smit, Megan McCormack and Jo-Paula Roman (ENSafrica) With virtual currencies...
Monday, 28 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bargaining councils offered reprieve over neglected benefit deductions »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) Certain bargaining councils have apparently neglected to deduct employees’ ta...
Wednesday, 16 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
South African draft tax amendment targets share buybacks »
Authors: Robert Gad and Megan McCormack (ENSafrica) The first draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2017 (the “ 2017 T...
Thursday, 20 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The lawfulness of retrospective amendments in tax law »
Author: Beric Croome (ENSafrica) On 29 May 2017, Judge Fabricius delivered judgment in the Gauteng High Court in th...
Monday, 17 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Immigration, emigration and exchange control: What you need to know »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) In the globalised world we live in, it has become more common for persons to immigrate to...
Monday, 17 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
When proceeds accrue »
Author: Heinrich Louw (CDH) Judgment was delivered in the tax court on 30 May 2017 in the matter of  M v Commiss...

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