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SA employers under pressure to prepare payrolls for 2015/6 budget

South African employers must act quickly to prepare their payroll systems and processes for the new tax brackets and calculations...

By Madelein van der Watt 3 Mar 2015 08:02

Tax relief for small businesses a positive incentive

Ethel Nyembe, head of Small Enterprise at Standard Bank, says small businesses in South Africa can breathe a sigh of relief following Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene's, announcement that businesses with turnovers of below R1m a year will have their tax rates reduced from 6% to 3%...

2 Mar 2015 10:11

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr summarises 2015 Budget

The Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, delivered the 2015 Budget speech which contains a number of tax proposals that will impact businesses and individuals alike. Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has provided a summarised version of certain key tax proposals...

2 Mar 2015 08:57

[Budget 2015] Implementation will be the proverbial proof in the pudding

The minister's repeated reference to the National Development Plan (NDP) in his budget speech provides some level of policy direction as it appears that the NDP, previously declared as the cornerstone of government policy, appears to have lost some traction in recent times...

27 Feb 2015 11:00

Transfer duty and the 2015 budget

Commentary from David Warmback of Shepstone & Wylie on some interesting changes proposed to the transfer duty rates and brackets announced in the 2015 Budget Speech...

By David Warmback 26 Feb 2015 11:44

PwC tax comment on the 2015 Budget Review

PwC has provided comment on Finance Minister Nene's 2015 Budget Review yesterday...

26 Feb 2015 11:36

Budget 2015: Read the fine print

Although Budget 2015 has delivered some good news for small business, the South African Institute for Professional Accountants (SAIPA) says it's not all good news...

26 Feb 2015 11:16

Government to revise toll tariffs

Government has noted concerns regarding the socio-economic impact of the e-toll tariffs and revised monthly ceilings will be proposed shortly, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced on Wednesday...

26 Feb 2015 11:05

Universities get bulk of higher education spending

Transfers to universities for subsidies and infrastructure make up 42% of the R200bn allocated to post-school education and training in the medium term‚ said the Treasury in its 2015-16 Budget Review...

By Paul Vecchiatto 26 Feb 2015 09:30

Debt reduction and mining assets

On 18 February 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling 187, which dealt with the waiver of a loan subsequent to the implementation of an intra-group transaction...

By Heinrich Louw 26 Feb 2015 08:37

SARS awaits comments on changes to deferment scheme

Currently, if an importer applied for and is accepted into the SARS deferment scheme, the payment of import duty and import VAT may be deferred or suspended for up to 30 days...

By Virusha Subban 26 Feb 2015 06:45

Various options using VAT to raise revenue

The Finance Minister has various options at his disposal concerning how he could use VAT as a fiscal instrument to raise revenue and reduce the budget deficit that has occupied the brain trust in government...

By Ferdie Schneider 25 Feb 2015 09:54

BEPS can increase number of tax audits

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) adoption of country-by-country reporting (CbCR) was issued in September 2014 as part of the ongoing review of base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS)...

By Roxanna Nyiri 24 Feb 2015 09:17

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