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Travel allowances should be addressed in Budget Speech 2016

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could save the South African Revenue Services (SARS), businesses and employees a great deal of time and hassle by phasing out travel allowances...

Tax free savings account or RA - know the difference

There seems to be some confusion about the difference between a tax free savings account (TFSA) and a retirement annuity (RA). Both interest tax and capital gains tax...

There's still time to save on your tax bill

The next tax season opens on 1 July this year and smart investors who file early can look forward to some tax back from SARS later this year. What will you do with you tax refund...

By Carl Roothman

Retirement reforms in best interest of employees

Payroll administrators need to start preparing their business systems, processes and workforces for the implementation of the National Treasury's long-awaited retirement reforms...

By Rob Cooper

Aspects you should know about retirement fund regulation changes

Regulations to harmonise the tax treatment of retirement fund contributions are set to be introduced from 1 March 2016...

By Desiree Goodwin, Issued by Meredith Harington

Five things you should know about Big Data for 2016

To overcome the current tough economic conditions, financial institutions and businesses will be looking to leverage Big Data analytics...

Tax Act addresses absolution of employers from employee tax liability

The Taxation Laws Amendment Act, No 23 of 2015 (TLAA) contains an amendment to Paragraph 5(2) of the Fourth Schedule, which deals with absolving an employer from liability in respect of employees' tax...

By Ruaan van Eeden

More for the future you, less for the tax man

The tides are changing in the retirement savings space, with National Treasury encouraging us to save more for retirement by significantly increasing the tax incentives...

By Carla Rossouw

[BizTrends 2016] Five finance sector forecasts for 2016

From collaboration with fintech startups to more personalised client services, digital technology dominates trends...

By Nicci Botha

[BizTrends 2016] Tax focus in 2016: What does the future hold?

The volatility of the currency due to events that began on 9 December 2015, has placed an increased focus on government finances...

By Betsie Strydom and Karuna Naidoo

Key retirement reforms set to become a reality on T-day

2016 is set to be an important year for the South African retirement fund industry following the announcement this week by National Treasury that President Zuma...

State's move to sign tax act into law "outrageous", Cosatu says

President Jacob Zuma has ignored the pleas of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) not to sign a tax bill into law...

By Linda Ensor

SARS adds to Evraz Highveld's troubles

An audit letter from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) indicating that SA's second-largest steelmaker owes tax worth R680m between 2007 and 2009 has further complicated its potential sale to Hong Kong-based metals interests...

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