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What farmers should know about succession planning

Farmers should critically examine the way they are preparing for the future if their estate planning is centred on ensuring that their agriculture legacy is continued by their children...

1 day ago

New draft rules for foreign employment income tax exemption

SARS recently issued a new draft Interpretation Note 16 on the requirements to qualify for a tax exemption on foreign employment income...

By Graeme Palmer 24 Jun 2016

There is still hope for SA to play in the premier league

Chantell Ilbury uses a sports analogy to discuss South Africa's competitiveness and highlights factors South Africa must take note of if it wants to be part of the global playing field...

By Derick van der Walt 14 Jun 2016

The jury's out: Will plain packaging stop smoking?

There is no doubt that smoking is bad for you, but will the government's proposed introduction of plain tobacco packaging have the desired effect?..

8 Jun 2016

Special voluntary disclosure programme

The Minister of Finance announced a special voluntary disclosure programme (SVDP) in his 2016 Budget Speech to give an opportunity to non-compliant taxpayers to voluntarily disclose offshore assets and income...

By Desiree Goodwin, Issued by Meredith Harington 30 May 2016

Six steps to help staff retire more comfortably

As of 1 March 2016, the tax laws around retirement fund contributions have changed significantly, with the main changes affecting how much employees can contribute and deduct from their taxable income...

20 May 2016

Dispute between SARS, Julius Malema continues

The High Court (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) recently handed down judgment in the case of Malema v Commissioner for SARS, on whether SARS was bound to a compromise agreement entered into between Malema (Applicant) and SARS because of alleged non-disclosures and misstatements made by the Applicant...

By Mareli Treurnicht 16 May 2016

Understanding anti-avoidance rules in asset-for-share transactions

To prevent tax considerations from discouraging the incorporation of a business, a specific form of 'rollover relief' is available when an asset is exchanged under an 'asset-for-share transaction'...

By Ryan Killoran 10 May 2016

Maximising our gifts: Five uses for your tax refund

You've filed your taxes and now it's time to wait for your refund. But what will you do with that money when it arrives?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Apr 2016

Warding off multiple attacks from SARS - test case mechanism could provide way

The question of procedural fairness is again raised in relation to the dispute resolution procedures in Chapter 9 of the Tax Amendment Act (TAA), whereby taxpayers are being made to defend themselves in respect of a tax period before court while simultaneously objecting to and appealing against the same legal issues regarding earlier or later years of assessment...

By Yashika Govind 26 Apr 2016

Let's hope cooldrink tax isn't just a sugar rush

The tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his February budget speech, will come into effect on 1 April next year...

By Virusha Subban and Yonatan Sher 22 Apr 2016

Capetonians may still comment on city's draft budget

To enable more Cape Town residents to read and comment on the City of Cape Town's Draft Budget of approximately R40.7 billion, for the 2016/17 to 2018/19 financial year, the deadline for comments has been extended to 29 April 2016...

18 Apr 2016

South Africans sweet on sugary drinks despite fat tax

South Africa plans a new "fat tax" on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic -- but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down...

18 Apr 2016

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