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Rise in tax disputes set to continue

22 May 2017

Tax experts agree that the number of disputes between taxpayers and the tax authority ...Read more


Non-executive directors must charge VAT on fees

15 May 2017

Time is running out for non-executive company directors to register for and charge Value Added Tax (VAT) ...Read more


Long overdue improvements to SARS’s Dispute Resolution Process introduced

12 May 2017

SARS issued a statement that important changes to dispute resolution procedures will be issued on the SARS eFiling platform from. ...Read more


NEWS ANALYSIS: A Piketty-style wealth tax would probably do more harm than good

3 May 2017

Wealth taxes are more about social engineering ...Read more


The price of a wealth tax in South Africa

2 May 2017

The hotly-debated issue of a wealth tax ...Read more


Davis-Kommitee: Nog belasting op rykes oorweeg

26 April 2017

Is nog ‘n welvaartbelasting op pad vir Suid-Afrikaners?  ...Read more


Tax Laws are not always fair

25 April 2017

A recent tax case demonstrated quire clearly how paying tax under a "statutory obligation" might seem "unfair",  ...Read more


Tax revolt: The frustration is growing

13 April 2017

“Nothing but a tax revolt will turn this ship around.” ...Read more


Tax and employee transport

6 April 2017

The lack of adequate transport hs forced many companies to provide transport services ...Read more


Corporates contributing less tax

6 April 2017

The contribution of corporate income tax to total tax collections in South Africa has diminished over the years. ...Read more


Good news for employers who offer transport service to employees

4 April 2017

A lack of adequate public transport has forced many companies to provide transport services to their employees ...Read more


Miners face a potentially hefty increase in royalties

21 March 2017 

Mining companies face a significant increase in the royalties they pay if the taxman’s current interpretation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act carries. ...Read more


Mining law could hurt industry

20 March 2017 

The interpretation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act on expenses incurred by mining companies may have dire consequences for the embattled industry. ...Read more


Intellectual-property exchange control eased, but don’t get too excited

15 March 2017 

Legal and tax experts have welcomed the recent announcement on some relaxation of exchange-control restrictions relating to intellectual property. ...Read more


Ganse wat goue eiers lê kan vlieg

08 March 2017 | Press Releases 

Hoë-inkomsteverdieners bly in die visier van die regering danksy verskeie belastingverhogings ...Read more


Removal of VAT zero rating second best prize to increased rate

5 March 2017 

The taxi industry will be hard-hit once the proposed scrapping of the Value Added Tax (VAT) zero rating on diesel and petrol is implemented. ...Read more


Working overseas? You could soon face a less generous tax exemption

4 March 2017 

Treasury is tightening up a system that has led, in some cases, to South Africans not paying any tax at all ...Read more


Charging VAT on fuel will hit the taxi industry

2 March 2017

The taxi industry will be hard-hit once the proposed scrapping of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) zero rating on diesel and petrol is implemented. ...Read more


SA is approaching a tax tipping point, experts warn

01 March 2017 | Press Releases 

Deeper cuts in state spending are needed, and the burden on individuals is unsustainable, tax experts tell MPs in public hearings on the budget ...Read more


Beware of tax traps when you choose a retirement solution

01 March 2017 | Press Releases 

South Africans are spoilt for choice when it comes to retirement savings products, however many forget to consider the tax implication of their choice. ...Read more


Diesel refund reforms welcomed

28 February 2017

The diesel tax refund system and its administration are set for an overhaul to address anomalies in the system and to find more “equitable” rules ...Read more


Criteria for refunds on diesel tax have been changed

28 February 2017 | Press Releases 

The emphasis is now on what a user does, rather than their status — a change that has been welcomed — but there is still concern that compliance is onerous and confusing ...Read more


Tax-efficient retirement savings

28 February 2017 | Press Releases 

The role of tax in finding the right retirement solution is vital. ...Read more


SARS se ooreenkoms om belastinginligting met tientalle ander internasionale owerhede uit te ruil

27 February 2017 | Press Releases


Little to no recovery from pension withdrawal

27 February 2017 | Press Releases 

Far too many South Africans succumb to the temptation of “living it up” when they change jobs by cashing in their retirement savings and consuming it. ...Read more


Silence and threats about tax incentives worrisome

24 February 2017

Government’s historic reluctance to offer tax incentives to attract investments was clearly demonstrated through the negative comments in the 2017 Budget ...Read more


Reflections on S.A's Budget 2017: Navigating fiscal constraints

24 February 2017 | Press Releases 

Reflections on S.A's Budget 2017: Navigating fiscal constraints ...Read more


‘SA can grow at 3% by doing the basics right’

24 February 2017 | Press Releases 

South Africa just needs to do the basics right to reach an economic growth rate of 3%, the head of Goldman Sachs in South Africa has argued. ...Read more


Threats about tax incentives worrisome

23 February 2017

Governments historic reluctance to offer tax incentives to attract investments was clearly demonstrated through the negative comments in the 2017 Budget Review, ...Read more


You don’t have to be rich to be hit by Gordhan’s harsh new dividend tax

23 February 2017 | Press Releases 

SA’s wealthy individuals are most probably testing their financial wings to fly to more lenient tax jurisdictions after drastic tax proposals announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his budget speech on Wednesday. ...Read more


South African Activists Want Public Tax Disclosure In Mining

23 February 2017 | Press Releases 

Tax justice campaigners in South Africa plan to press the government for a review of the tax system ...Read more


Prof. Keith Engel found no surprises in the 2017 Budget Speech

22 February 2017 | Press Releases 

Keith, was this what you were expecting ...Read more


VAT rule to hurt non-executive directors

15 February 2017 | Press Releases 

After years of uncertainty about the status of non-executive directors and how their income should be taxed, this has been resolved, but with far-reaching consequences. ...Read more


Tax hikes likely as South Africa tries to plug deficit

14 February 2017 | Press Releases 

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to announce higher tx rates ...Read more


Leaving your estate to your spouse could be expensive, if Davis proposals are adopted

 

11 February 2017 | Press Releases 

An increase in the estate duty rate and a potential doubling of the capital gains tax rate for individuals ...Read more


#Budget2017: Are exchange controls an issue?

13 February 2017 | Press Releases 

South Africa first introduced exchange control in 1939 in the form of the emergency finance regulations. ...Read more


Taxing the wealthy to death and beyond

08 February 2017 | Press Releases 

An increase in the estate duty rate and a potential doubling of the capital gains ...Read more


#Budget2017 is going to be painful

01 February 2017 | Press Releases 

Direct and indirect tax increases are a must, and by the looks of things ...Read more


#Budget2017 is going to be painful

01 February 2017 | Press Releases

The tax announcements in this year’s budget will test the pain tolerance levels of all taxpayers. ...Read more


‘Surcharge tax on wealthy individuals could be on the cards’

01 February 2017 | Press Releases 

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan may introduce a temporary special levy or surcharge on individuals with earnings above a set threshold ...Read more


Piet Nel - Nuwe Belastingwette - 30 Jan 2017

Verandering in die belasting wetgewing

30 January 2017 | Press Releases

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What you need to know about South Africa’s new tax laws

24 January 2017 | Press Releases


SA has a more independent tax ombud

23 January 2017 | Press Releases

Amendments relating to the mandate and powers of the tax ombud have been rephrased to enhance the independence of the taxpayer’s watchdog. ...Read more


Treasury tweaks venture capital tax regime

23 January 2017 | Press Releases

Life for venture capital companies may become a little easier due to a proposed small, but significant, change to the way timing of finding initial investors for their investment funds is dealt with. ...Read more


Tax, medical contributions and working offshore

14 December 2016 | Press Releases

In this tax column, Piet Nel, head of the School of Applied Tax at the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (Sait), answers a reader’s questions about life insurance policies. ...Read more


Reservations about application process for special tax disclosure relief

9 December 2016 | Press Releases

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has received more than 40 applications from taxpayers for relief under the special voluntary disclosure to regularise their undisclosed offshore assets ...Read more


Cap for employment tax incentive abandoned

6 December 2016 | Press Releases

After concerns were raised about the possible negative impact the cap would have ...Read more


Are you one of the 5.3-million? If not, D Day has arrived

25 November 2016 | Press Releases

Friday, November 25 is the last day for taxpayers with no additional income but their salaries to file their annual tax returns ...Read more


Sars accused of delaying VAT refunds

25 November 2016 | Press Releases

South Africa’s “cash-strapped” revenue service stands accused of holding the economy to ransom as VAT refunds are delayed, sometimes for up to a year …Read more


Clarity on design of R&D tax incentive expected soon

22 November 2016 | Press Releases

A government review of the current pre-approval system for research and development projects will most probably only be completed by March next year …Read more


The risk of transfer pricing audits is growing for multinationals

19 November 2016 | Press Releases

Locally, SARS is looking for ways to increase revenue without raising taxes, while internationally there is a push for more transparent record-keeping by multinationals…Read more


Tax claims for your medical expenses

18 November 2016 | Press Releases

Putting in a claim for your medical expenses can be tricky when filing your tax returns. A Fin24 user was wanted some advice …Read more


Employment tax incentive works

16 November 2016 | Press Releases

Study shows growth of up to 15.9 percentage points in first year…Read more


Will my wife pay tax on this interest?

16 November 2016 | Press Releases

Reader’s question answered …Read more


Businesses in support of employment tax incentive

15 November 2016 | Press Releases

The employment tax incentive is due to expire at the end of this year, and there is uncertainty about its future…Read more


Clarity on VAT for welfare organisations

1 November 2016 | Press Releases

Organisations now know when they do not have to collect VAT on government’s behalf and when they should...Read more


Quick fix for R&D tax relief

20 October 2016 | Press Releases

The National Treasury has found a quick fix to assist taxpayers who have been prejudiced because of long delays with the approval of their research and development (R&D) projects...Read more


Employment tax incentive works

16 November 2016 | Press Releases

Study shows growth of up to 15.9 percentage points in first year...Read more


Will my wife pay tax on this interest?

16 November 2016 | Press Releases

Reader’s question answered ...Read more


Clarity on VAT for welfare organisations

1 November 2016 | Press Releases

Organisations now know when they do not have to collect VAT on government’s behalf and when they should...Read more


Quick fix for R&D tax relief

20 October 2016 | Press Releases

The National Treasury has found a quick fix to assist taxpayers who have been prejudiced because of long delays with the approval of their research and development (R&D) projects…Read more


Demands on multinationals to be financially transparent continue to grow

14 October 2016 | Press Releases

The global drive for corporate transparency has cost multinational companies and financial institutions millions of rand — and it is not over…Read more


Tax avoidance blow to trusts slightly softened

11 October 2016 | Press Releases

Treasury concedes that provision to use an income tax instrument to address estate duty and donations tax avoidance is flawed…Read more


SARS explains refund delays and extra admin for irate taxpayers

7 October 2016 | Press Releases 

Taxpayers' anger and frustration with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) due to its decision to withhold refunds, even legitimate ones, is growing…Read more


Taxpayers fume as SARS sits on refunds, asks them to jump through extra hoops

7 October 2016 | Press Releases

Tax practitioners and small business advisors have asked for an increase in the R1 million threshold for the turnover tax and a lesser onus of documentary prove on micro businesses to aid tax compliance…Read more


Turnover tax harms SMEs

6 October 2016 | Press Releases

A turnover tax regime that is simply unhelpful and a harsh documentary proof system is at odds with government's stated intention to assist micro and small businesses…Read more


Tax havens are under attack

October 2016 | Press Releases

Ireland, accused of being a tax haven for multinationals such as Apple to pay nearly zero tax on the bulk of its profits earned outside the United States, finds itself with a new adversary in the global fight against unfair tax practices — Brazil…Read more


Diamond dealers lay cash blame on Sars

27 September 2016 | Press Releases

Diamond dealers in South Africa have accused the SA Revenue Service (Sars) of causing them cash-flow problems by delaying their Value-Added Tax (VAT) refunds ...Read more


Debate on base erosion and profit shifting heats up

20 September 2016 | Press Releases

Base erosion and profit shifting (Beps) will be one of the hot debates at the upcoming World CFO Congress taking place in Cape Town in November ...Read more


Backdate correction of small business tax, urge experts

15 September 2016 | Press Releases

Tax experts have urged the Treasury to backdate the change in the definition of small businesses so that personal liability companies — such as doctors, attorneys, accountants and architects …Read more


Portfolio management fees and Capital Gains Tax

13 September 2016 | Press Releases

In this tax column, Piet Nel, head of the School of Applied Tax at the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT), answers a reader’s question about portfolio management fees and capital gains tax ...Read more


Multinationals are preparing for strong compliance headwinds

12 September 2016 | Press Releases

Multinational companies are facing increased integrated tax audits, more tax compliance obligations and more international financial reporting requirements in the next year ...Read more


Tax amnesty doesn’t go far enough

9 September 2016 | Press Releases

Provisions in the current special voluntary disclosure programme (SVDP) to persuade South African taxpayers with unauthorised assets abroad to come clean might not be enough …Read more


Will relaxed tax rules on hoarded assets have the desired effect?

8 September 2016 | Press Releases

Provisions for the current special voluntary disclosure program (SVDP) for South African taxpayers with unauthorised assets abroad might not be enough to persuade them to come clean ...Read more


A heavy tax burden weighs down SA’s growth engine

7 September 2016 | Press Releases

The government considers small and medium enterprises as the future drivers of economic growth and employment, ...Read more


‘Downgrade will be a disaster for SA’

6 September 2016 | Press Releases

Another downgrade of South Africa’s investment credit rating by the ratings agencies will be a disaster for the economy, ...Read more


The taxman’s power needs to be balanced against taxpayers’ rights

5 September 2016 | Press Releases

The vast majority of taxpayers are willing to comply with the tax laws; and there are many who are willing but not able, US taxpayer advocate Nina Olson wrote in a statement to the House of Representatives earlier this year …Read more


The tax implications of selling a business

31 August 2016 | Press Releases

In this tax column, Piet Nel, head of the School of Applied Tax at the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (Sait) answers a reader’s questions about selling a business. …Read more

Experts call for easier plan to tax hidden cash

31 August 2016 | Press Releases

Tax experts have unanimously called for the Treasury’s special voluntary disclosure programme to be made simplified and for the application period to be extended to ensure that more people come forward to declare their illegally hoarded offshore assets …Read more


Money Talk with Tumisang Ndlovu

16 August 2016 | Press Releases

Resources shine on the JSE; SARS watchdog to be more independent; Gender pay imbalances; Marikana 4-years on, has anything changed ...Read more


Sars watchdog to be more independent

16 August 2016 | Press Releases

Proposals to give the Office of the Tax Ombud more independence have been welcomed, but some say they still leave the ombud hamstrung ...Read more


Will the tax ombud’s new independence be enough?

15 August 2016 | Press Releases

Proposals to give the Office of the Tax Ombud more independence have been welcomed, but some say they still leave the ombud hamstrung ...Read more


Formal emigration back on cards for lump sum withdrawals

8 August 2016 | Press Releases 

Ceasing to be a tax resident alone may no longer allow for large withdrawals …Read more


SARS may be happy with its debt collectors, but the move has drawn flak

6 August 2016 | Press Releases

SARS says it is satisfied with the services of the three debt collectors it has appointed …Read more


Another tax loophole is about to close with new rules for loans to trusts

2 August 2016 | Press Releases

National Treasury wants to put the brakes on some aggressive tax planning through trusts.... ...Read more


Treasury wants to limit tax planning

2 August 2016 | Press Releases

National Treasury wants to introduce a new section into the Income Tax Act which will put the brakes on some aggressive tax planning through trusts.... ...Read more


Changes to special voluntary disclosure programme proposed

21 July 2016 | Press Releases

JOHANNESBURG – National Treasury has proposed changes to the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) in an effort to simplify the process... ...Read more


Changing VAT at short notice could put taxpayers in precarious position

20 July 2016 | Press Releases

An amendment proposed in this year’s Taxation Laws Amendment Bill is opening the door for a change to the value-added tax (VAT) rate without a legislative change. ...Read more


Tax appeals: ‘Not enough time’

14 July 2016 | Press ReleasesThe South African Institute for Tax Professionals (SAIT) has requested that taxpayers be allowed at least 90 days to prepare their objections to assessments, especially in complex matters. ...Read more


Sugar tax is just one step in tackling obesity

12 July 2016 | Press Releases

If everyone took into account all the costs associated with their sugar consumption, there’d be little reason for government intervention – Institute for Fiscal Studies ...Read more

Illicit financial inflows and low tax revenue bedevil Africa’s development

11 July 2016 | Press Releases

The biggest threats to Africa’s development are still illicit financial outflows and critically low tax revenue, and countries on the continent cannot continue to finance spending ...Read more


Regulations on carbon tax offsets give some clarity

28 June 2016 | Press Releases

The newly published draft regulations on carbon offsets sets out the procedure for the use of certain projects that will enable taxpayers to reduce their carbon tax liability. ...Read more


Five things you should know about tax season

28 June 2016 | Press Releases

The 2016 Tax Season will officially kick off on Friday, July 1 and individual taxpayers will be able to submit their returns for the tax year ending February 29 2016....Read more


logical red tape keeps fuel rebates off limits for outsourced firms

24 June 2016 | Press Releases

To encourage primary production industries, the Customs and Excise Act of 1964 allows for a refund on the fuel and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levies charged on diesel to qualifying farmers...Read more


Time for taxpayers to start preparing for filing season

24 June 2016 | Press Releases

Individual taxpayers should ensure they have collected all the documentation necessary to file their annual tax returns ....Read more


Sars sees grapes, not wine when taxing farmers

17 June 2016 | Press Releases

SIN - the tax world, grapes that are turned into pulp and then into wine has definitely not disappeared or lost their identity. They stay the produce of the farmer who harvested them, no matter what their form. ...Read more


Economic woes: Not all doom and gloom

14 June 2016 | Press Releases

South Africa's economic woes increased with news of a widening current account deficit and contracting real growth in the latest Reserve Bank Quarterly Bulletin. ...Read more


Nonexecutive directors paying double tax: your troubles may soon be over

13 June 2016 | Press Releases

The tax treatment of nonexecutive directors’ fees has led to instances of double taxation with the fees subject to both employees’ tax and Value Added Tax. ...Read more


Primary residences, rental income and tax

13 June 2016 | Press Releases

JOHANNESBURG – In this tax column, Piet Nel, head of the School of Applied Tax at the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (Sait) answers a reader’s question about deducting expenses from specific rental income. ...Read more


Uptake of turnover tax regime remains minimal

7 April 2016 | Press Releases

The government’s efforts to encourage entrepreneurs to start small businesses by offering a simplified tax regime based on turnover is neither widely used nor understood. ...Read more


Do I need to file a tax return?

26 May 2016 | Press Releases

In this tax column, Piet Nel, head of the School of Applied Tax at the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (Sait) answers a reader’s questions about the submission of a tax return....Read more


Tax Feature: New Tax Compliance System

24 May 2016 | Press Releases

24 May 2016 Classic Business with Piet Nel...Read more


Efforts to expand tax base bearing fruit

24 May 2016 | Press Releases

A new focused approach to combat non-compliance is paying off. The recent crackdown on the cash and carry sector in the South African economy seems to be bearing fruit. ...Read more

Julius Malema’s tax battle with SARS could set a new precedent

18 May 2016 | Press Releases

Firebrand politician Julius Malema may still not have clarity about the status of his compromise agreement with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) but his case highlighted pertinent issues about the agency’s ...Read more


Cash-and-carry tax crackdown pays off for SARS

16 May 2016 | Press Releases

The recent crackdown on the cash and carry sector in SA seems to be bearing fruit. ...Read more


Act swiftly on tax assessments

11 May 2016 | Press Releases

As tax season looms large, an expert cautions taxpayers to move quickly if they object to their assessments, or face the consequences. ...Read more


Tax practitioners favour move to simplify VAT rules for foreign e-commerce

29 April 2016 | Press Releases

Tax professionals support proposed steps to ease the administrative burden of international companies ...Read more


Tax 'amnesty' could spur on emigration, warn experts

22 April 2016 | Press Releases

The proposed special voluntary disclosure programme aimed at encouraging taxpayers to get their tax transgressions in order has been severely criticised. ...Read more


Turnover tax regime: the ins and outs

19 April 2016 | Press Releases

The turnover tax regime, designed mainly for "survivalist or micro businesses”, has been criticised for ...Read more


New tax compliance system welcomed

18 April 2016 | Press Releases

A new tax compliance status system that is expected to speed up the process of obtaining tax clearance certificates from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) comes into effect on Monday....Read more


Proposed changes to diesel rebate threaten marginal mines

14 April 2016 | Press Releases

Proposed changes to diesel tax refunds, limiting them to operational mines, will be a death knell for many marginal mines, according to tax experts. ...Read more


New reporting standard will make Panama Papers exposé more frequent

13 April 2016 | Press Releases

The massive fallout since the Panama Papers exposé again highlighted the importance of comprehensive measures to stem the tide of tax non-compliance. ...Read more


Manufacturing: Funds earmarked for incentive programme

8 April 2016 | Press Releases

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) this week confirmed that it has allocated funds for the continuation of a government programme to enhance South African manufacturers’ competitiveness. ...Read more


Manufacturing: Funds earmarked for incentive programme

8 April 2016 | Press Releases

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) this week confirmed that it has allocated funds for the continuation of a government programme to enhance South African manufacturers’ competitiveness. ...Read more


Uptake of turnover tax regime remains minimal

7 April 2016 | Press Releases

The government’s efforts to encourage entrepreneurs to start small businesses by offering a simplified tax regime based on turnover is neither ...Read more


Panama Leaks: Fewer Places to Hide from the Tax Man

6 April 2016| Press Releases


No more low-hanging fruits

5 April 2016 | Press Releases

The margin between the tax revenue target and the actual collections seems to be narrowing each year as tough economic conditions persist. ...Read more


SAIBA informs accountants on tax matters

24 March 2016 | Press Releases

The South African Institute for Business Accountants (Saiba) held a well-attended Tax Budget and Tax Update Seminar at Bolivia Lodge on Thursday. ...Read more


Navigating the Reit environment

23 March 2016 | Press Releases

Always be conscious of risk in your approach to the Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) sector, according to Andrew Parsons, MD of Resolution Capital Australia. ...Read more


SARS changes demand extra care from provisional taxpayers

22 March 2016 | Press Releases

Provisional taxpayers will soon have to take additional care when estimating their taxable income, as Treasury is proposing changes to how penalties for underestimating are calculated ...Read more


More changes expected to venture capital incentive

18 March 2016 | Press Releases

The sluggish uptake of an attractive venture capital tax incentive for investments in small businesses has once again forced ...Read more


CEOs of SA’s three big REITs to deliberate the local listed property sector’s global standing

4 March 2016 | Press Releases

The SA REIT Conference is again proving to be the gathering place for the sharpest minds in property, finance and investment, and an exciting platform for debate and interaction. ...Read more


Experts hail withdrawal of ‘unworkable’ withholding tax

1 March 2016 | Press Releases

The withdrawal of a withholding tax on service payments to foreigners, decried by many as unworkable, has been widely ...Read more


Research tax incentive may be resurrected

1 March 2016 | Press Releases

It can work if SA learns from jurisdictions successful in increasing their research expenditure ...Read more


Proposals on research tax incentive ready to be presented to government

29 February 2016 | Press Releases

A task team established to resurrect the government’s flawed research and development tax incentive has already drafted recommendations to fix the problems. ...Read more


Banking on Gordhan   

29 February 2016 | Press Releases

This week, ratings agencies took out their notebooks as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered the most anticipated ...Read more


Post Analysis - Budget 2016 - Part 1

24 February 2016 | Press Releases

Nazrien Kader, Managing Partner: Deloitte Africa Taxation Services, Dawie Roodt, Chief Economist: Efficient Group and Professor Sipho Seepe: Political Analyst ...Read more


Tax Panel - Budget 2016 - Part 1

24 February 2016 | Press Releases

Pieter Faber, Project Director: Tax, SAICA, Muneer Hassan, Senior Lecturer: Taxation: University of Johannesburg and Piet Nel: Independent Consultant joins Leigh Roberts to take a ...Read more


Tax Panel - Budget 2016 - Part 2

24 February 2016 | Press Releases

Pieter Faber, Project Director: Tax, SAICA, Muneer Hassan, Senior Lecturer: Taxation: University of Johannesburg and Piet Nel: Independent Consultant joins Leigh Roberts to ...Read more


Tax revolt may worsen if Gordhan target PIT to fill gaps

24 February 2016 | Press Releases

When the government is looking for extra money, all signs point to personal income tax (PIT) because increasing VAT and Company Tax have political and ...Read more


What to expect form taxes in the 2016 budget

24 February 2015 | Press Releases


Govt can encourage South Africans to pay tax on hidden offshore accounts

23 February 2016 | Press Releases

A tax expert said there are numerous ways government can encourage South Africans to pay tax on undisclosed offshore cash. ...Read more


Government backtracks on new tax changes

18 February 2015 | Press Releases

 


Tax increases, including a ‘wealth tax’, could constrain growth

15 February 2016 | Press Releases

The South African economy has pneumonia, and the best medicine would be relaxation from some stifling laws and regulations and perhaps a few drops of tax relief. ...Read more


Extent of tax fraud unknown - SARS

11 February 2016 | Press Releases

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) still does not know the full extent of tax evasion, despite its work probing foreign bank accounts held by South African residents. ...Read more


Global Tax Policy Conference 2016 - Dublin

10 February 2016 | Press Releases

The second Global Tax Policy Conference in association with Harvard Kennedy School will take place in Dublin Castle from 9-11 March 2016, and SAIT will be attending to support this important ...Read more


Tax experts unimpressed with solar energy incentive

09 February 2016 | Press Releases

Load shedding has been part of South Africans’ daily lives and, with projected electricity shortages, is likely to remain an inconvenience for some time. ...Read more


The fine tax line during retrenchments

04 February 2016 | Press Releases

The different tax treatment of lump sum withdrawals following retrenchment seems at odds with efforts to give relief in difficult times. ...Read more


Another chance for taxdodgers to come clean

29 January 2016 | Press Releases

Current cost of disclosure seen as a disincentive, but taxpayers urged to avoid criminal penalties.The announcement of... ...Read more


Perfect storm’ to hit revenue targets

28 January 2016 | Press Releases

The country is facing one of its toughest years with economic growth projected at less than 1 percent, and a real threat of a credit rating downgrade because of governments' inability to meet its fiscal targets Read more...


Greater tax transparency for multi-nationals a step closer

27 January 2016 | Press Releases The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has published additional record-keeping requirements for large multi-national companies which they will have to comply with in future... Read more...


Tax experts worried that big business will lose easy access to SARS

21 January 2016 | Press Releases

Tax experts have expressed concern about large companies’ access to the South African Revenue Service (SARS), should rumours about the closure of SARS’s large business centre prove to be true.... Read more...


Retirement reform uproar as SA branded worst savers in the world

18 January 2016 | Press Releases

THE signing into law of changes to the tax treatment of retirement funds has sparked an uproar from the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)... Read more...


SAIT welcomes new tax laws 

15 January 2016 | Press Releases 

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