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23 May 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
NEWS ANALYSIS: New SARS programme smoothes the way for imports and exports »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) But businesses seeking preferred trader status will need to get their ducks...
23 May 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Franchising and Tax: A Complicated Recipe »
Author: Jenna Mason ( A new franchise guide was recently issued by SARS and, while it ha...
23 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Waving Dubai-Bye to Income Tax Breaks »
Author: Charles Makola ( A look at what the proposed change to the long-standing tax e...
23 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Refund in Need of a Refuel »
Authors: Virusha Subban ( );  Lee-Ann Annandale  ( lee-ann.annandale@bow...
23 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Striking the Right (a)Chord »
Author: Lutando Mvovo ( “Double tax agreements” is one of those terms that is thr...

Institute Announcements
04 November 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feedback from National Treasury workshop: Retirement reforms »
Author: SAIT Technical Options for retirement reform The purpose of the workshop was to harmonise the tax treatment o...
30 September 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
Section 10C Error Code 9858 on SARS eFiling »
Author: SAIT Technical SAIT has received numerous queries regarding an error received on eFiling when using the SARS...
01 April 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feedback from National Treasury workshop: Cross-issue of shares »
Author: Lesedi Seforo (SAIT) National Treasury hosted a workshop on the 26 th  of March 2015 to discuss commentar...
31 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ATAF / African Tax Outlook Project - Economist Position »
Author: Frankie Mbuyamba (ATAF) This is to announce that an economist consultant position is available with the African...
30 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feedback on withholding tax on service fees workshop »
Author: Erich Bell (SAIT) Introduction  On 26 March 2015, National Treasury hosted a workshop on the withholding...

22 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Further clarification on the VAT registration of non-executive directors »
Author: Jerome Brink (CDH) On 10 February 2017, SARS published Binding General Ruling 40 (BGR 40), in addition to...
22 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT on non-executive director remuneration: More questions than answers? »
Author: Gerhard Badenhorst (CDH) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has ruled in Binding General Ruling (BG...
29 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How should the directors' fees of Non-Executive Directors be treated for tax purposes? »
Author: Dale Cridlan (Norton Rose Fulbright) Historically there has been some uncertainty on the tax treatment...
06 December 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Section 73 of the VAT Act: The serious consequences of unlawful tax avoidance »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   When disputing a tax debt, especially one involving the compl...
28 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The price is not right: Advertising and the VAT Act »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) An efficient advertising campaign can often be the difference between a...

Corporate Tax
17 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Increase of provisional tax estimates by SARS »
Authors: Annalie Pinch and David Marais (ENSafrica) In terms of paragraph 19(1)( b ) of the Fourth Schedule to the...
17 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Urban Development Zone allowances under the Income Tax Act »
Authors: Robert Gad and Jo-Paula Roman (ENSafrica) In line with international models, South Africa h...
08 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New SARS ruling pertaining to the restructuring of a property portfolio under the corporate rules »
Author: Mareli Treurnicht (CDH) On 11 April 2017, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued a new Binding Priv...
24 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
More exchange, less control – Further amendments made to the Currency »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) The Currency and Exchanges Manual for Authorised Dealers (Authorised Dealer Manual), was...
12 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulatory amendments to tax free investments »
Author: Gigi Nyanin (CDH) On 31 March 2017, Government Gazette (GG) 40758 was published, in terms of which the regu...

Individuals Tax
17 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A “wealth tax” for South Africa? »
Author: Carmen Gers (ENSafrica) The Davis Tax Committee (“ DTC ”) issued a media statement on 25 April 2017, callin...
08 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Adventure Shelf 122 (Pty) Ltd v CSAR [2017] ZASCA 29(28 March 2017) »
Authors: Joon Chong and Khodani Tshidzumba (Webber Wentzel) Facts During the 2007 tax year, New Adventure Shelf...
24 April 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Amnesty then and now »
Author: Lisa Brunton (CDH) On 15 May 2003, then Minister of Finance, Trevor Manuel, announced the introduction of a...
29 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Case Review: Imposition of an Underestimation Penalty »
Author: Andrew Staude (Shepstone & Wylie) This judgment from the Port Elizabeth Tax Court concerned the imposit...
20 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
An interest(ing) case: Section 11(a) of the Income Tax Act and the deductibility of interest expense »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) On 13 December 2016, the Tax Court (Cape Town) handed down judgment in  X v The Commis...

SARS News & Tax Administration
29 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Delay of Tax Refunds »
Author: Tax team at Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, has formally requested that Mi...
20 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Tax Court decision and recent legislative amendments regarding the lodging of objections »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr )    Submitting a late objection to an assessment issued...
15 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final changes to the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme »
Author: Beric Croome (ENSafrica) On 26 October 2016, the South African Minister of Finance tabled the Rates and Mone...
08 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS Quarterly Business Perception Study (QBPS) February 2017 »
Author: SARS The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is conducting a Quarterly Business Perception Study for the 4...
23 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS ruling on tax on taking over contingent liabilities in sale of business »
Author:  Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)   The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has sought to...

Capital Gains Tax
15 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax consequences of waiver of contractual rights »
Author: Ben Strauss (CDH) Capital gains tax (CGT) is levied on the disposal of an asset. The terms “disposal” and “a...
20 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Court pronounces on the capital gains tax rules pertaining to the reduction of proceeds »
Author: Jerome Brink (CDH)   It is a general principle of South African income tax that a taxpayer is taxed...
22 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax consequences of the part waiver of a loan »
Authors: Heinrich Louw, Gigi Nyanin & Mark Morgan (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Tax consequences of the part waive...
13 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Commercial property: three ways to save tax »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The effective rate of capital gains tax (CGT) has increased dramatically in...
14 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vendor beware: capital gains tax on instalment sales »
Author: Ben Strauss (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Taxpayers should take great care when selling assets where the price is paid...

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