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15 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Concern and support for higher education funding plans »
Author: Amanda Visser, (iol) JOHANNESBURG - Two government initiated reports on the feasibility of fee-free education –...
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 "catastro...
14 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT rulings…How and when to apply »
Author: Varusha Moodaley, (Cliffedekkerhofmeyr) Human beings crave certainty – even when it limits them. – Robin S. S...
08 November 2017   (0 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...

26 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS clarifies a vendor's entitlement to claim input tax in respect of second-hand gold »
Author: Varusha Moodaley (CDH) The golden rule: SARS clarifies a vendor’s entitlement to claim input tax in respect...
21 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The VAT Compliance Landscape »
Author: Nico Theron (The Unicus Tax Specialist SA) VAT use to be a simple tax for taxpayers to comply with. Returns w...
31 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Getting out what you put in… A recap on the deductibility of input tax »
Author: Varusha Moodaley (CDH) An input tax deduction may be claimed when VAT is incurred on goods and services acqu...
12 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The VAT implications of the sale of book debts written off »
Author: Gerhard Badenhorst (CDH) When a vendor, which is registered for value added tax (VAT) on the invoice basis...
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...

Corporate Tax
31 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A win for the mining industry: The High Court’s recent decision regarding the calculation of a royal »
Author: Nandipha Mzizi (cliffedekkerhofmeyr) A win for the mining industry: The High Court’s recent decision regarding...
18 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dividends tax: The importance of determining when a dividend is “due and payable” »
Author: Annalie Pinch and David Marais Section 64E(1) of the South African Income Tax Act, 1962 (the “ Act ”) provide...
18 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
From Functional Analysis to Value Chain Analysis »
Author: Okkie Kellerman Attacks by the South African Revenue Service (“ SARS ”) on the transfer pricing practices of m...
18 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
“Breaking ground” to calculate mineral royalties on unrefined minerals »
Author: Daniella Pellegrini The 2014 changes to the South African Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act, 2008 (t...
28 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FSB victory in market abuse case »
Author: George van Niekerk (ENSafrica) The Supreme Court of Appeal handed down judgment today, 28 September 2017, in...

Individuals Tax
07 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Buying a house and paying transfer duty – Separate rights equals separate obligations »
Author: Louis Botha, (cliffedekkerhofmeyr) In our recent Tax and Exchange Control Alert of 13 October 2017, we referre...
20 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unintended consequences of the new CFC rules »
Author: Judith Becker (ENSafrica) In the 2017 South African Budget speech, the Minister of Finance raised government...
20 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The countdown begins for retirement funds to comply with the final Default Regulations »
Authors: Leigh Sedice and Sajeel Bhagwanjee (ENSafrica) The final Default Regulations, issued in terms of section 36...
20 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What are the tax and exchange control implications of Bitcoin? »
Authors:  Robert Gad, Nicolette Smit, Megan McCormack and Jo-Paula Roman (ENSafrica) With virtual currencies...
28 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bargaining councils offered reprieve over neglected benefit deductions »
Author: Amanda Visser (Business Live) Certain bargaining councils have apparently neglected to deduct employees’ ta...

SARS News & Tax Administration
24 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Condonation for the late filing of an appeal »
Author: Gigi Nyanin (CDH) By way of background, once a taxpayer has been issued with an assessment, the dispute resolu...
18 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Raft of tax court judgments published on the SARS website consider various interesting issues »
Author: Jerome Brink (CDH) Section 132 of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) states that a judgment of...
10 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
When should SARS condone a late appeal? »
Author: Nico Theron (Unicus) In a recent application to the Johannesburg Tax Court (018/2016), the court was asked to...
10 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understatement Penalties »
Author: Nico Theron (Unicus) In a recent case before the Johannesburg Tax Court (IT 14247), the court was faced with t...
18 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS' goal to align all interest provisions: further or closer to the goal posts? »
Authors: Rudi Katzke and Yashika Govind (Webber Wentzel)   Previous press releases issued by SARS have hi...

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
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,...

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