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Donations and tax

The aim of the article is to alert individuals to donations tax considerations over and above the utilisation of the full R100,000 annual exemption which will inevitably be used to a great degree now that section 7C has been introduced...

By Struan Robertson, Issued by Meredith Harington 9 hours ago

Investigation to throw light on tax refunds

The investigation by the tax ombud into tax refunds will determine whether Sars has been withholding refunds to boost tax revenue artificially...

1 day ago

Tax ombudsman asks to probe delayed refunds

Tax Ombudsman Judge Bernard Ngoepe has written to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, asking for permission to launch a probe into whether "systemic problems" SARS are the reason for widespread delays in the payment of refunds...

13 Mar 2017

The Sugar Tax: implications for the cane industry, obesity and consumer behaviour

The biggest concern is that the implementation of tax on sugary beverages will have serious implications for the sugarcane industry in the medium to long term as it will cascade down the value chain...

By Hamlet Hlomendlini 8 Mar 2017

Multinationals under the spotlight in 2017 Budget Speech

In his recent budget speech, South African Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, emphasised that combating tax avoidance by multinational enterprises is still a top priority...

By Noxolo Ntombela 3 Mar 2017

Sugar tax and asset disclosures could add R1bn to budget revenue

There were several potential tax revenue windfalls that could increase the 2017-18 budget revenue estimate by more than R1bn, Treasury officials said in Parliament...

3 Mar 2017

Gordhan set to amend tax laws over collection

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan plans to amend tax laws to compel South African Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane to improve his tax collection accountability...

2 Mar 2017

But what about growth, Mr Gordhan?

Commentators have lauded the finance minister on a well-crafted budget, some even stating that it was a political masterstroke. But, are these descriptions accurate?..

By Tertius Troost 2 Mar 2017

Political instability affects SA's tax base

A huge deficit, high unemployment numbers and people dependent on social grants are indicators that South Africa's economy is not well...

27 Feb 2017

The 2017 Budget Speech from an agribusiness perspective

According to Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase this year's budget speech, from an agribusiness perspective, comes against the backdrop of high food price inflation, a recent positive upturn in agribusiness confidence, and...

23 Feb 2017

#Budget2017: New personal income tax bracket for top earners

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has proposed a new personal income tax bracket for those earning salaries of above R1.5 million...

22 Feb 2017

Sugar tax must come with an education programme

The new tax on SSBs can't stand alone in addressing obesity and related lifestyle diseases, and must form part of an integrated education plan...

21 Feb 2017

Section 7C creates revenue stream for SARS

Introducing tax on interest-free or low-interest rate loan, advance or credit to a trust by a connected person may entitle the SARS to a windfall...

By Madelein Grobler 20 Feb 2017

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