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SAICA, IRBA issue guidance on section 90 of Companies Act

A document that provides guidance to registered auditors and chartered accountants on the application of section 90 of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008 has been issued by the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) and the South African Institute for Chartered Accountants (SAICA)...

21 Apr 2015 07:50

Constitutional Court judgement altered operation of in duplum rule

On 24 March 2015, the Constitutional Court handed down judgement in the case of Paulsen and Another v Slip Knot Investments 777 Proprietary Limited [2015] ZACC 5, which has altered the position of our law for the past 17 years in relation to the operation of the in duplum rule...

By Aarthi Ramdhin and Byron Nicol 15 Apr 2015 08:41

All South Africans have a vested interest in tax compliance

Everyone has a vested interest in tax compliance. The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has engaged in a five-year tax compliance programme spanning the tax years 2012/2013 to 2016/2017...

By Ilse Groenewald 10 Apr 2015 09:08

Too much regulation?

Some pundits maintain that our fresh produce markets are over-regulated. I confess that I cannot make up my mind on the issue...

By Mike Cordes 10 Apr 2015 08:30

Exodus at SARS continues as two more senior staff members quit

At least two more senior staffers at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) are understood to have quit, bringing to 10 the number who have left in the past six months...

By Natasha Marrian 10 Apr 2015 07:39

State tears at itself

A local government shutdown is expected in the next few weeks as municipalities flex their muscles, demanding that they be paid money owed them by state departments...

2 Apr 2015 11:00

SARS collects R986.4bn in tax revenue in the 2014-15 financial year

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has collected R986.4bn in tax revenue in the 2014-15 financial year, which ended on March 31, supported by growth in personal income tax revenue...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 2 Apr 2015 07:08

Government appears to be listening; SMEs encouraged to keep engaging with the State in 2015

The 2015 Budget revealed a serious commitment from the state to growing small businesses - in this climate of constructive reform; SAICA's second SME survey could encourage the Department for Small Business Development (DSBD) to institute even more effective changes...

31 Mar 2015 11:13

E-toll Alli gets tagged

The SA National Roads Agency Limited's head allegedly flouted regulations regarding proposed toll roads in Western Cape. There are also allegations of forgery of court documents in another legal battle...

31 Mar 2015 08:00

SARS clamps down on share buy backs

In practice taxpayers often enter into arrangements in terms of which a company buys back its own shares held by certain shareholders, and immediately thereafter issues new shares to new shareholders...

By Mareli Treurnicht 25 Mar 2015 08:23

Willingness to pay taxes has sunk to new levels

The Minister of Finance's announcement during his budget speech that personal income tax will be increased for the first time in 20 years, is going to test the willingness of citizens to pay tax...

23 Mar 2015 11:13

SARS advisory committee announced

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has announced the members of the advisory committee that has been set up to attend to governance matters at the South African Revenue Service (SARS)...

23 Mar 2015 10:54

Fuel tax not so high after all

Even after finance minister Nhlanhla Nene slapped motorists with a huge tax bill, filling up at local petrol stations is cheaper here than in most other countries...

23 Mar 2015 06:13

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