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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 1 day ago

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

Sugar tax paper set to stir up sticky debate

Now that the Treasury has published for comment its policy paper on the tax of sugar-sweetened beverages, a debate about the sugar tax proposal can begin in earnest...

By Hilary Joffe 19 Jul 2016

Tax is sweet news for boosting revenue

SA's new sugar tax could add 20% to the price of a Coca-Cola, but would exempt Liquifruit and other 100% fruit juices, along with unsweetened milk and bottled water...

By Hilary Joffe 12 Jul 2016

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...

30 Jun 2016

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

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