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Taxman's turmoil bodes ill for SARS
Taxman's turmoil bodes ill for SARS

Over the past few weeks, SARS has been rocked by claims of a rogue unit, a brothel and a series of suspensions and resignations...

19 Dec 2014 10:14

Fears over SARS purge as ructions deepen
Fears over SARS purge as ructions deepen

Ructions at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) deepened as another top official resigned and disciplinary charges were instituted against two officials late last week...

17 Dec 2014 12:40

Suspensions raise fears SARS could miss targets
Suspensions raise fears SARS could miss targets

Instability within the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has prompted fears about its ability to meet demanding revenue targets...

By Linda Ensor and Evan Pickworth 9 Dec 2014 11:29

'Too big to fail, too big to jail' sentiment must change
'Too big to fail, too big to jail' sentiment must change

There needs to be more of a deterrent for individuals committing financial crimes, says Caroline da Silva, deputy executive officer at the Financial Services Board (FSB)...

9 Dec 2014 07:42

SARS suspends rogue unit men after exposé
SARS suspends rogue unit men after exposé

Two top South African Revenue Service officials have been suspended in the wake of a Sunday Times exposé that they were involved in a rogue unit...

By Mzilikazi wa Afrika and Piet Rampedi 8 Dec 2014 11:34

5.32m tax returns submitted in 2014 tax season
5.32m tax returns submitted in 2014 tax season

A total of 5.32 million income tax returns were submitted in the 2014 tax season, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) said yesterday...

5 Dec 2014 10:07

SARS's chief operations officer resigns
SARS's chief operations officer resigns

PRETORIA: The South African Revenue Service's chief operations officer (COO) has resigned. Barry Hore will leave the revenue service at the end of December, said SARS on Tuesday, 2 December...

3 Dec 2014 12:57

Interpretation of fiscal legislation
Interpretation of fiscal legislation

The judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal in Commissioner SARS v Bosch (394/2013) [2014] ZASCA 171 (19 November 2014) (Bosch case) dealing with the fiscal consequences of a deferred delivery transaction is not only important in the context of the meaning of simulation, but also with reference to the way in which legislation should be interpreted...

By Emil Brincker 3 Dec 2014 10:16

No evidence justifying penalty
No evidence justifying penalty

Judgment was handed down in the Tax Court on 18 November 2014 in the case of AB (Pty) Ltd v The Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (case number 1132, as yet unreported)...

By Heinrich Louw 3 Dec 2014 09:41

High Court delivers well-reasoned judgments on tax law
High Court delivers well-reasoned judgments on tax law

The Full Bench of the High Court of the Western Cape recently delivered two well-reasoned judgments on topics which often find their way into the tax litigation arena, namely the capital or revenue nature of the disposal proceeds of shares, and the application of the tax legislation relevant to farmers...

By Doelie Lessing and Daleen Malan 1 Dec 2014 10:24

VAT is the elephant in tax-policy room
VAT is the elephant in tax-policy room

The Davis Tax Committee report and findings on base erosion and profit shifting may have a "significant impact" on future policy decisions...

1 Dec 2014 09:58

Incentives proposed to reward saving taxpayers
Incentives proposed to reward saving taxpayers

National Treasury wants people to look into taking up non-retirement savings products as the current household savings study paints a bleak picture of the future...

26 Nov 2014 10:02

Twin Peaks legislation expected to reach Parly in May
Twin Peaks legislation expected to reach Parly in May

CAPE TOWN: A draft bill aimed at reforming South Africa's financial regulatory system is expected to be tabled in May 2015, the National Treasury said on Tuesday, 25 November.

26 Nov 2014 07:32

Reportable arrangements: Proposed Replacements of existing notices
Reportable arrangements: Proposed Replacements of existing notices

Section 35(2) of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA), currently provides that an arrangement will be reportable, among others, if it is listed as such by the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (SARS) by public notice, and if the commissioner is satisfied that the arrangement may lead to an undue tax benefit...

By Megan McCormack 25 Nov 2014 11:29

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