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Telkom revises rules for directors' loans

The Telkom board has been forced to reexamine its authority to provide directors and prescribed officers with loans to take up shares in the company...

By Ann Crotty 3 days ago

U-turn on withholding tax on foreign service fees

Tax authorities have over the years introduced various withholding taxes to make it easier to collect tax from foreigners...

By Graeme Palmer 3 days ago

Coke joins fray to oppose sugar tax

The sugar tax battle is hotting up with Coca-Cola, saying the levy on SSBs will threaten jobs...

17 Aug 2016

A testing time for trusts

The Taxation Laws Amendment Bill gives us a window as to where that legislation is heading, including its proposals on trusts...

By Tony Barrett 16 Aug 2016

Tax bills 2016 - extended powers proposed for the ombud

Scepticism around the proposed tax bills have be allayed by the proposals made following public comment...

By Lesedi Seforo 15 Aug 2016

Sugar tax: Thousands 'might lose their jobs'

The proposed sugar tax will leave a sour taste in the beverage industry, which says it believes that the resultant drop in sales will result in thousands of job losses...

By Katharine Child 12 Aug 2016

Trust tax laws under fire again

For a number of years the laws relating to the taxation of income earned by inter-vivos trusts have been under the spotlight...

By Glen Bresler, Issued by Meredith Harington 29 Jul 2016

SARS uses debt collector companies to fill tax coffers

Strange as it may seem, some people have been receiving phone calls from private debt collecting companies urging them to pay their taxes...

By Lesedi Seforo 27 Jul 2016

Increase in thresholds for exemption of employer-provided bursaries

On 8 July 2016, the National Treasury released the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2016 (TLAB). The TLAB aims to give effect to the various tax proposals announced in the 2016 National Budget...

By Mark Morgan and Gigi Nyanin 26 Jul 2016

How the proposed carbon tax law (and offsets) will work

The draft Carbon Tax Bill sets out the framework on taxing on greenhouse gas emissions, as well as relief such as offsets...

26 Jul 2016

Treasury simplifies tax amnesty draft

The Treasury has made significant changes to draft legislation on the new tax amnesty on offshore assets that takes effect later in 2016 in a bid to make it simpler for taxpayers to come clean on any foreign income and assets they have not declared to the taxman...

By Hilary Joffe 22 Jul 2016

SAA and Outa closer to courtroom showdown over dodgy BnP Capital deal

South African Airways (SAA) has not agreed to the terms of a demand from the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) to proceed with its flawed transaction with BnP Capital, and the matter is increasingly likely to go to court...

By Nicky Smith 19 Jul 2016

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