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Wednesday, 02 May 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 Va...
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...
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...
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, 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...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ANALYSIS: SARS intensifies focus on the rich and ultra-rich with expanded team »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) now has a team of 30 people who focus e...
Monday, 04 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Searching for clients on Gumtree led to a “purely millennial” accountancy firm »
Author: Luyolo Mkentane (IOL) At just 24, award-winning accountant Bakana Ngulani has proven that he is the master of...
Wednesday, 15 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Concern and support for higher education funding plans »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) Two government initiated reports on the feasibility of fee-free education – one by the Pre...
Wednesday, 15 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Carbon tax delay risks SA’s exports of the future »
Author: Amanda Visser, (BUSINESSLIVE) The latest emissions gap report by the UN Environment Programme shows a "catastr...
Thursday, 09 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS inquiry surprises experts »
Author: Asha Speckman, (BussinessDay) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has cited declining tax morality and negative sent...
Thursday, 09 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Financial boffins query Gigaba’s motive for SARS inquiry »
Author: Graeme Hosken, (Timeslive) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's surprise announcement of an inquiry into South Afri...
Tuesday, 07 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2017 »
Author: Joon Chong and Brian Dennehy, (Webber Wentzel) In this fourth e-alert covering the Taxation Laws Amendment Bil...
Thursday, 19 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
WATCH: The 2016/17 Annual Tax Ombud report: What you need to know »
Author: Mashudu Malema (IOL) This week saw the public release of the annual report by the Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO...
Wednesday, 18 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drastic increase in taxpayer complaints against SARS »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) JOHANNESBURG - The Office of the Tax Ombud has seen a drastic increase in the number of c...
Wednesday, 18 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
OPINION: Trusts - do they stay or do they go »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) Constant legislative changes affecting the taxation of trusts have raised questions about...
Wednesday, 27 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEWS ANALYSIS: Taxpayers pay the price for poor communication from SARS »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) ‘If SARS can simply escape this obligation to give taxpayers an opportunity...
Monday, 11 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gigaba 'Tax morality means a reduction in corruption' »
Author: jacarandafm Gigaba addressed the South African Institute of Tax Professionals’ Tax Indaba in Sandton on Mond...
Monday, 11 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Action must be taken to ensure corporates pay their fair share' »
Author: African News Agency Johannesburg - Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has on Monday, urged South African tax pra...
Monday, 11 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gigaba urges tax practitioners to help combat illicit financial flows »
Author: African News Agency JOHANNESBURG – Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has on Monday, urged South African tax...
Monday, 11 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Speech by Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaga at Tax Indaba 2017 »
Author: National Treasury Commissioner of SARS, Chief Executive of the South African Institute of Tax Professionals...
Tuesday, 05 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Ombud finds the delay of refunds caused undue hardship »
Author: Amanda Visser (IOL) The  Office of the Tax Ombud has found that the withholding of tax refunds by the...
Wednesday, 30 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury urged to review double tax on expat workers »
Author: Liesl Peyper (Fin24) Tax experts on Tuesday urged National Treasury to give careful consideration to the ec...
Monday, 07 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Should importers have to pay VAT and duties on goods stolen from a customs warehouse? »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) SARS says yes, but a court disagrees, in a ruling that could also be brought...

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