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Tuesday, 07 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed tax changes will hurt venture capital investments »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) Proposed changes to the venture capital company (VCC) tax incentive may have devastatin...
Thursday, 12 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A technocrat with a big vision is needed to lead Team SARS »
Author: Keith Engel  One unique thing about SA is the political views associated with the South African Revenue...
Friday, 29 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
There is no need to fear filing tax returns »
Author: Charlene Clayton (Sowetan Live) Tax filing season opens on Sunday and you may be wondering whether you need t...
Tuesday, 12 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS's new service charter may repair trust, but taxpayer bill of rights is needed »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) A service charter that will enable taxpayers to keep the South African Revenu...
Thursday, 07 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What taxpayers want from the president’s SARS inquiry »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) Acting SARS chief Mark Kingon acknowledges that restoring taxpayers’ trust in t...
Wednesday, 06 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Salary payment still best option for business owners »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) Tax experts say small business owners have three options; a salary, dividends p...
Monday, 04 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your deadline to file your tax return just got a lot shorter »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has reduced the length of tax filing...
Monday, 04 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS cuts short tax filing period »
Author: ENCA The South African Revenue Service is shortening its window for  filing tax returns . SARS sa...
Monday, 28 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shorter filing season will put pressure on taxpayers »
Author: Amanda Visser (Wêreldwyd) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has indicated that the filing season will...
Monday, 28 May 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Why you need to sort out your tax-residency status »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) The lack of clear definitions to determine an individual’s tax resident statu...
Tuesday, 22 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ramaphosa names new presiding officer on Moyane’s inquiry »
Author: Town Press President Cyril Ramaphosa has decided to appoint a new presiding officer to head the inquiry into...
Wednesday, 16 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS wants to cut tax season 2018 by a month »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has proposed shortening the annual fi...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fast uptake of global exchange of information for tax purposes is ‘admirable’ »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) However, concerns about confidentiality and clients not understanding the magn...
Monday, 30 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Concerns raised over proposed e-services VAT amendments »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) Various concerns about the impact of the latest proposed amendments to the Val...
Wednesday, 18 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diesel Refund Survey »
Author:  SAIT Technical We are running a survey to determine whether participants are experiencing delays in rec...
Thursday, 12 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Davis Tax Committee concludes its work within 5 years »
Author: The Davis Tax Committee The Davis Tax Committee (DTC) is pleased to announce the publication of four more fin...
Thursday, 05 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
[LISTEN] SARS fails to reach tax collection target »
Author: EWN Speaking to Talk Radio 702's Bongani Bingwa, Keith Engel of the South African Institute of Tax Profess...
Wednesday, 04 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Naspers’s Tencent sale will not stuff tax coffers »
Author: Ann Crotty (Business Live) Naspers may have scored billions of rand of profit on the sale of a portion...
Sunday, 01 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
It’s tax crunch time, but outlook is positive »
Authors:  Philippa Larkin, Kabelo Khumalo & Amanda Visser (IOL) From today, South Africans will hav...
Monday, 26 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Move to scrutinise collective schemes raises tax concerns »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) The National Treasury’s intention to re-examine the tax treatment of trading...
Monday, 26 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ignorance is not bliss: A recent judgment about understatement penalties and a caution to taxpayers »
Authors: Louis Botha and Louise Kotze (CDH) In the recent matter of Mr A & XYZ CC v The Commissioner for th...
Thursday, 15 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Higher taxes for large estates, but roll-over relief remains in place »
Author: Amanda Visser (Wêreldwyd) Tax commentators have welcomed the fact that Malusi Gigaba, the former Minister of...
Wednesday, 14 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS debt collection strategy raises questions »
Author: Sunita Menon (Business Live) The South African Revenue Service’s (SARS’s) appointment of eight agencies to r...
Tuesday, 13 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Conference Victoria Falls »
Author: Tax Matrix Driving Economic Revival through Taxation Policy and Practice. A high level discussion forum fo...
Friday, 09 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New economic zones are no cure-all for manufacturing »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) Stumbling blocks for the success of special economic zones include legislatio...
Friday, 02 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Reality of State Owned Companies in SA »
Author: Brian Kantor (Investec) The Budget Review for 2018-19 informs us that  “In cases where state owned compa...
Thursday, 01 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regering moet belastinghantering van opgeloopte pensioenvoordele buite Suid-Afrika hersien »
Author: Amanda Visser (Wêreldwyd) Nasionale tesourie het voorstelle gemaak ten opsigte van die hantering van bydraes...
Tuesday, 27 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT increase was ‘unavoidable’ »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate to 15%, the first in 25 years, will raise...
Thursday, 22 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Realistic and pragmatic approach to current fiscal dilemma »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) Tax and policy commentators said the 2018 Budget was pragmatic and realistic given the c...
Saturday, 17 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What nasty changes can taxpayers expect in the budget? »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) One thing taxpayers require is clarity on the future source and cost of ener...
Monday, 12 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS gets heavy-handed with taxpayers over debts — but is flouting its own rules »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) Taxpayers are getting legal threats when they still have objections pending. T...
Monday, 05 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
When not to use a tax-free account »
Author: Amanda Visser (Fin24/Finweek) Financial planners can think of very few reasons why not to invest in tax-free...
Wednesday, 31 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS gets tough as outstanding tax returns hit 27-million »
Author: Amanda Visser (businesslive) The South African Revenue Service has warned it plans to take a tougher stance ag...
Monday, 22 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ANALYSIS: Populist policies make the road even rougher for South Africa »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) As Treasury officials and Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba start their consultativ...
Wednesday, 13 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sars considers tax courts again to curb non-compliance as submissions drop »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The SA Revenue Service (Sars) is considering the re-establishment of criminal tax cou...

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