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SARS News & Tax Administration
Wednesday, 27 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Frivolous disputes: Taxpayers beware »
Author: Natasha Wilkinson (Tax Attorney) The Tax Court judgment in XYZ CC v C:SARS (ITC 13 868) ( “XYZ case” )...
Monday, 04 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The proposed amendments regarding dividend stripping rules in the 2019 Budget »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) I n our  Special Edition Budget Speech Alert 2019 , we discussed, am...
Monday, 25 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
When must reportable arrangements be disclosed to SARS? »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Under the Tax Administration Act (28/2011), persons who enter into cert...
Monday, 04 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
When must a reportable arrangement be disclosed to SARS? »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Under the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) persons who enter i...
Monday, 28 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dutch Supreme Court hands down long-awaited judgment in ‘most favoured nation’ clause dispute »
Author: Mareli Treurnicht (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The wait is finally over. On 18 January 2019 the Dutch Supreme Cour...
Tuesday, 15 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is your tax objection late? Here’s what to do »
Author: Nico Theron (Unicus Tax Specialists SA) SARS raises additional assessments all the time and for various reaso...
Tuesday, 11 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is the Office of the Tax Ombud doing its job? »
Author: Jessica Carr (International Law Office) Since its establishment in October 2013, under Section 15 of the Tax...
Friday, 26 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
More than one way to skin a cat? High Court considers SARS' power to issue reduced assessments »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr for International Law Office) Introduction Under Section 93 of the...
Monday, 22 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) »
Author: Parliamentary Monitoring Group Submissions must be received by no later than  29 October 2018 ....
Wednesday, 17 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Back to basics: navigating a SARS audit and dispute process »
Author: Taryn Solomon (ENSafrica) Receiving and responding to a request for relevant material from the South African...
Monday, 17 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mapping out MAP procedures »
Author: Jessica Carr (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 25 July 2018, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) published its...
Monday, 10 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
More than one way to skin a cat? »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) More than one way to skin a cat? The High Court considers the power of...
Tuesday, 07 August 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Tax attorney explains SARS' new strategy to tackle tax evasion »
Author: Darren Britz (Tax Consultancy SA) Tax evasion has naturally always been a criminal offense in South Africa, t...
Monday, 16 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
If no tax debt, SARS must pay the refund: An interesting judgment about the TAA’s refund provisions »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) It is often mentioned by taxpayers that in their opinion, the South Afric...
Monday, 28 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Non-submission of transfer pricing documentation is an incidence of non-compliance »
Authors: Karen Miller & Carryn Alexander (Webber Wentzel) It has long been the position that there are no specifi...
Thursday, 17 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PWC Tax Alert: Fixed non-compliance penalties imposed on TP documentation »
Author: PWC The SA Revenue Service (“SARS”) has indicated that the failure by a SA-resident Tier 1 company to submit...
Friday, 04 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Status of SARS interpretation notes »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) From time to time, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issues inte...
Friday, 04 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Procedure is everything »
Author:  Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Procedure is everything: A win for the taxpayer and the import...
Monday, 16 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS snuffs out Lion Match's "novel" application »
Author: Wesley Grimm (Webber Wentzel) The Taxpayer, Lion Match Company Proprietary Limited, disposed of its shareho...
Friday, 13 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
It’s complete: The Davis Tax Committee releases its final reports »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 12 April 2018, the Davis Tax Committee (DTC), issued a media stateme...
Monday, 09 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do not go gently into that good Declaratory Order »
Authors:  Nirvasha Singh, Yashika Govind and Hillary Botha (Webber Wentzel) A declaratory order is...
Monday, 09 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS issues new guide to understatement penalties - a march toward further certainty? »
Author: Jerome Brink (CDH) The Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) was promulgated with effect from 1 Octob...
Wednesday, 14 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What you need to know when a third party contacts you on behalf of SARS to recover debt owed »
Author: PWC SARS intends on reducing as much as possible of the R16.6 billion debt owed to them by taxpayers by the...
Wednesday, 07 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PwC Tax Alert: Budget proposals regarding Tax Administration and Dispute Resolution »
Author: Elle-Sarah Rossato (PwC) The 2018 Budget proposals includes amendments in the tax administration space. Apart...
Friday, 26 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Did the punishment fit the crime? The Tax Court reduces an understatement penalty imposed by SARS »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffedekkerhofmeyr) The imposition of understatement penalties in terms of Chapter 16 of the T...
Friday, 01 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A win against SARS: late delivery of SARS’s rule 31 Statement »
Authour: Mareli Treurnicht On 17 October 2017 the Tax Court (Western Cape Division: Cape Town) delivered judgment in t...
Tuesday, 21 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exchange control – update regarding post SVDP regularisation »
Author: Loius Botha (CDH) In our Tax and Exchange Control Alert of 15 September 2017, we discussed the process that pe...
Tuesday, 24 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Condonation for the late filing of an appeal »
Author: Gigi Nyanin (CDH) By way of background, once a taxpayer has been issued with an assessment, the dispute resolu...
Wednesday, 18 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Raft of tax court judgments published on the SARS website consider various interesting issues »
Author: Jerome Brink (CDH) Section 132 of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) states that a judgment of...
Tuesday, 10 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
When should SARS condone a late appeal? »
Author: Nico Theron (Unicus) In a recent application to the Johannesburg Tax Court (018/2016), the court was asked to...
Tuesday, 10 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understatement Penalties »
Author: Nico Theron (Unicus) In a recent case before the Johannesburg Tax Court (IT 14247), the court was faced with t...
Monday, 18 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS' goal to align all interest provisions: further or closer to the goal posts? »
Authors: Rudi Katzke and Yashika Govind (Webber Wentzel)   Previous press releases issued by SARS have hi...
Monday, 18 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
“I missed the SVDP deadline … What do I do now?” »
Authors: Louis Botha, Candice Gibson and Nandipha Mzizi (CDH) On 31 August 2017, the window period for...
Monday, 04 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS says “pay up”, but the court says “no”: An important case on taxpayers’ rights »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) In Nondabula v Commissioner: SARS and Another (4062/2016) [2017] ZAECMHC 21 (2...
Wednesday, 16 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Closing window for tax and exchange control relief »
Author: Scott Salusbury (ENSafrica) The window period for South African residents to regularise their unauthorised...

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