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20 April 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
SARS speaks up: Some clarity provided on the taxation of cryptocurrencies in South Africa »
Author: Candice Gibson (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 6 April 2018, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced...
08 November 2017   (3 Comments - view/add)
TaxTalk Today Newsletter Migration »
Author: SAIT Technical As you may know by now, our modernised website – TaxTalk Today – is up and running! The daily...

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...

06 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Comment: Draft Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws “VAT” Bill »
Author: Luvuyo Ngwayishe (Parliamentary Monitoring Group) The Standing Committee on Finance and the Select C...
09 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The VAT rate increase and real estate transactions »
Authors: Gerhard Badenhorst and JD van der Merwe (CDH) On 21  February 2018, former Finance Minister Malusi Gi...
05 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unpacking the VAT rate increase »
Author: KPMG South Africa Blog It is by now common knowledge that the standard rate of VAT will increase from 14% to...
28 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surviving the transition to a 15% VAT rate »
Authors: Anne Jenkinson and Annelie Giles (ENSafrica) The South African Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, tabled...
26 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT rate increase: What VAT rate should be charged? »
Author: Gerhard Badenhorst (CHD) The Minister of Finance announced in his Budget Speech of 21 February 2018 that the...

Corporate Tax
13 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Raising jurisdictional issues »
Authors: Heinrich Louw and Louise Kotze (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In  Lion Match Company (PTY) LTD v Commissione...
09 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PWC Alert: SARS’ Diesel Refund Scheme »
Authors: Herman Fourie, Hennie Engelbrecht & Johnathan Fillis (PWC) The diesel refund scheme provi...
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...
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...
26 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Domestic treasury management companies »
Author: Gigi Nyanin (CDH) In 2013, the South African government introduced the domestic treasury management company...

Individuals Tax
20 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS speaks up: Some clarity provided on the taxation of cryptocurrencies in South Africa »
Author: Candice Gibson (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 6 April 2018, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced...
09 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS releases media statement on the tax treatment of cryptocurrency transactions »
Authors: Robert Gad and Jo-Paula Roman (ENSafrica) On 6 April 2018, the South African Revenue Service (“ SARS ”), re...
23 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The “specific” doubtful debts allowance »
Authors: Robert Gad and Taryn Solomon (ENS) Over the past few years, the South African Revenue Service (“ SARS ”) a...
08 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PWC Tax Alert: Travel Reimbursements »
Authors: Barry Knoetze & Kerry Aylward (PWC) With effect 1 March 2018, Government Gazette No. 41473 Notice 170, h...
19 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jumping fences: Section 20A of the Income Tax Act and ring-fenced losses »
Authors: Louis Botha and Louise Kotze (CDH) In South Africa’s current challenging economic climate, the risk of suf...

SARS News & Tax Administration
13 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
It’s complete: The Davis Tax Committee releases its final reports »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 12 April 2018, the Davis Tax Committee (DTC), issued a media stateme...
09 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS issues new guide to understatement penalties - a march toward further certainty? »
Author: Jerome Brink (CDH) The Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) was promulgated with effect from 1 Octob...
14 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What you need to know when a third party contacts you on behalf of SARS to recover debt owed »
Author: PWC SARS intends on reducing as much as possible of the R16.6 billion debt owed to them by taxpayers by the...
07 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PwC Tax Alert: Budget proposals regarding Tax Administration and Dispute Resolution »
Author: Elle-Sarah Rossato (PwC) The 2018 Budget proposals includes amendments in the tax administration space. Apart...
26 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Did the punishment fit the crime? The Tax Court reduces an understatement penalty imposed by SARS »
Author: Louis Botha (Cliffedekkerhofmeyr) The imposition of understatement penalties in terms of Chapter 16 of the T...

Capital Gains Tax
18 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exempt dividends treated as income or proceeds for capital gains »
Authors: Craig Miller and Joon Chong (Webber Wentzel) A common method for South African corporate shareholders to ex...
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...

International News
08 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Travelling abroad and travel allowances – what you can and can’t do »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) Europe, America, Asia – for South Africans fortunate enough to do so, travelling abroad is...
07 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendment in respect of foreign employment income exemption »
Author: Nandipha Mzizi and Louis Botha, (cliffedekkerhofmeyr) Alongside the 2017 Medium Term Budget Policy Statements,...
02 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Africans working and living abroad – the excon considerations »
Author: Louis Botha (CDH) Despite some people not being aware of it, an important issue to consider in this regard...

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