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‘Moyane fired because he failed to defend himself’

2 November 2018 | Press Releases

The CEO of the South African Institute for Tax Professionals Dr Keith Engels says SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane has been fired because he had failed to defend himself against allegations of mismanagement...Read more


Good news for taxpayers battling refunds, disputes

26 October 2018 | Press Releases

Additional refunds of R11bn will be made to taxpayers to clear the backlog...Read more


Corporates with outstanding tax returns may face penalties

17 October 2018 | Press Releases

Returns must be submitted by the end of November if penalties are to be avoided...Read more


Tax survey highlights areas for service delivery improvements

11 October 2018 | Press Releases

Respondents feel Sars is not living up to expectations...Read more


'Pay now, argue later’ Sars rule under scrutiny'

2 October 2018 | Press Releases

The South African Revenue Service’s “pay now, argue later” rule is justified in certain circumstances,…..Read more


RSG Geldsake met Moneyweb, 25 Sep Paniek, onsekerheid oor 'expat tax': Deel 1

25 September 2018 | Press Releases


A high tax burden does have consequences

10 September 2018 | Press Releases

Social infrastructure enjoyed by highly developed countries is absent in South Africa, even though our tax-to-GDP ratios are similar...Read more


Discriminatory tax amendment' may affect non-bank lenders

3 September 2018 | Press Releases

The recent Taxation Laws Amendment Bill discriminates between banks and non-bank lenders in the taxation of doubtful debt...Read more


Sars: apathy, skills shortages, audit delays

28 August 2018 | Press Releases

Professional accountants have their say...Read more


SARS inquiry

22 August 2018 | Press Releases

Staff members at the South African Revenue Service are afraid to testify at the Nugent Commission of Inquiry, out fear of victimisation and loss of their jobs. ..View here


Treasury’s plan to fix abuse of venture capital incentive will kill the industry, MPs told

21 August 2018 | Press Releases

One of the main changes is that only one class of shares will be allowed in venture capital companies and the companies they invest in...Read more


Classic Business with Michael Avery & Keith Engel

14 August 2018 | Press Releases


Recommended items for zero-rating will cost fiscus R4bn

13 August 2018 | Press Releases

The final report by the ministerial panel of experts investigating the expansion of zero-rated..Read more


Proposed tax changes will hurt venture capital investments

7 August 2018 | Press Releases

Proposed changes to the venture capital company (VCC) tax incentive may have devastating implications for the industry, and several VCCs are at risk of losing their VCC status. ..Read more


Classic Business with Michael Avery & Duane Newman

31 July 2018 | Press Releases


An incorrect IRP5 could jeopardise foreign income, travel tax claims

23 July 2018 | Press Releases

Most individual taxpayers tend to only check their tax certificates (IRP5s) when something goes wrong after submitting their annual tax returns...Read more


Holding SARS to its own rules: new measures receive a cautious welcome

21 July 2018 | Press Releases

Taxpayers get longer to lodge objections, but are still at the mercy of the taxman, practitioners say, with sometimes catastrophic consequences...Read more


Taxpayers remain responsible for their tax affairs

16 July 2018 | Press Releases

Taxpayers are encouraged to be pro-active...Read more


A technocrat with a big vision is needed to lead Team SARS

12 July 2018 | Press Releases

One unique thing about SA is the political views associated with the South African Revenue Service (SARS)...Read more


No fast-tracking of incorrect tax compliance for tax clearance

9 July 2018 | Press Releases

The enhanced tax compliance status system, introduced more than two years ago, seem to be working smoothly...Read more


Sars service charter delights and disappoints

4 July 2018 | Press Releases

The new Sars Service Charter places an obligation on taxpayers to ‘encourage’ others to pay their taxes and duties on time and in full...Read more


There is no need to fear filing tax returns

29 June 2018 | Press Releases

Tax filing season opens on Sunday and you may be wondering whether you need to bother with the often-dreaded task of filing a tax return...Read more


Classic FM Classic Business Tax - 19 June 2018 - Keith & Sharon Smulders

19 June 2018 | Press Releases


Acting Sars commissioner’s 90-day term runs out soon

14 June 2018 | Press Releases

In this case, the picture is the podium of the auditorium at Linton House in Pretoria, home of the South African Revenue Service (Sars)...Read more


Classic FM Classic Business Tax – 12 June 2018 – Duane Newman

12 June 2018 | Press Releases


SARS's new service charter may repair trust, but taxpayer bill of rights is needed

12 June 2018 | Press Releases

A service charter that will enable taxpayers to keep the South African Revenue Service (SARS) accountable on its service promises will soon be released to the public...Read more


What taxpayers want from the president’s SARS inquiry

7 June 2018 | Press Releases

Acting SARS chief Mark Kingon acknowledges that restoring taxpayers’ trust in the revenue service is vital to improving tax morality...Read more


Salary payment still best option for business owners

6 June 2018 | Press Releases

Tax experts say small business owners have three options; a salary, dividends paid from after-tax profits and borrowing from the company...Read more


Sars shortens tax filing season by three weeks

5 June 2018 | Press Releases

Concern, indifference about impact..Read more


Your deadline to file your tax return just got a lot shorter

4 June 2018 | Press Releases

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has reduced the length of tax filing season by three weeks...Read more


SARS cuts short tax filing period

4 June 2018 | Press Releases

The South African Revenue Service is shortening its window for filing tax returns....Read more


Sars showing its teeth

1 June 2018 | Press Releases

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has taken out one of its most powerful weapons..Read more


Time to rethink foreign trust structures

29 May 2018 | Press Releases

Foreign trusts have historically been the “automatic structure” chosen to hold funds remitted offshore by South African tax residents....Read more


Shorter filing season will put pressure on taxpayers

28 May 2018 | Press Releases

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has indicated that the filing season will be three weeks shorter this year to allow SARS more time to verify information supplied to them and to finalise audits....Read more


Why you need to sort out your tax-residency status

28 May 2018 | Press Releases

The lack of clear definitions to determine an individual’s tax resident status has led to different interpretations — resulting in myths and misconceptions, and unintended consequences....Read more


Ramaphosa names new presiding officer on Moyane’s inquiry

22 May 2018 | Press Releases

President Cyril Ramaphosa has decided to appoint a new presiding officer to head the inquiry into disciplinary charges against SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane....Read more


SARS wants to cut tax season 2018 by a month

16 May 2018 | Press Releases

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has proposed shortening the annual filing season in 2018 by almost a month....Read more


Fast uptake of global exchange of information for tax purposes is ‘admirable’

15 May 2018 | Press Releases

However, concerns about confidentiality and clients not understanding the magnitude of the implementation of global tax transparency remain....Read more


Still some way to go for greater international tax transparency

15 May 2018 | Press Releases

The quick implementation of the global exchange of financial information for tax ...Read more


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