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The tax effects of receiving distributions from a foreign trust

Certain South African tax residents are beneficiaries of trusts that are constituted and operated off-shore. When the South African taxpayer receives a distribution or award from this foreign trust, there are a numbers of important matters to consider in order to correctly disclose this receipt in your local tax return...

By Glen Bresler, Issued by Meredith Harington 25 Nov 2015 13:41

Kaspersky Lab: avoiding online fraud at all costs

According to Kaspersky Lab's latest report 60% of businesses admitted experiencing at least one IT security incident which can lead to or may be related to financial fraud...

24 Nov 2015 12:58

New rates, monetary amounts legislation signed into law

President Jacob Zuma signed into law the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Act, 2015...

16 Nov 2015 22:48

Tax compliance vital for service delivery

Tax compliance has become critical for many governments to be able to deliver on the needs and expectations of citizens, says President Jacob Zuma...

16 Nov 2015 13:05

Concern over amendments to Debt Collectors Act

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has issued an invitation for comment on suggested changes to the Debt Collectors Act, a move that could have a profound impact on the debt collection industry...

13 Nov 2015 11:43

SARS ruling on payment of shareholder's loan from proceeds of a new share issue

In the recent Binding Private Ruling 208, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) considered the tax consequences of a repayment of a shareholder's loan from the proceeds of a new share issue by a company...

By Graeme Palmer 11 Nov 2015 11:54

Tax filing deadline looms for non-provisional taxpayers

Time is running out to file your 2015 tax return with SARS...

9 Nov 2015 15:31

Draft Carbon Tax Bill out for public comment

National Treasury has published the draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment. This follows the announcement made by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in the 2015 budget...

4 Nov 2015 07:57

[Retail Congress Africa] The government can do more to enable growth in the retail sector

South Africa's diverse and competitive retail sector is a key driver of economic growth with an average GDP contribution of 13%. It is also one of the biggest employers at roughly 23% of the labour force, behind only the public and the mining sectors...

27 Oct 2015 11:30

Changes to IFRS for SMEs

As we head into the last few months of 2015, management should start to consider whether it may be beneficial to early adopt the amendments for their 2016 financial statements...

By Struan Robertson, Issued by Meredith Harington 27 Oct 2015 10:27

Increased taxes not the solution to raise additional revenue

"If we do not achieve growth, revenue will not increase. If revenue does not increase, expenditure cannot be expanded."

By Anthea Scholtz 27 Oct 2015 07:52

Will carbon tax legislation become effective in 2016?

It is going to be a challenge for organisations to put in place the required systems and processes if the current deadline is adhered to...

By Kirsten Hunt 22 Oct 2015 09:28

Spend your tax rebate responsibly

Figuring out how you want to spend your tax rebate will be easier if you already have a list of financial goals...

21 Oct 2015 12:21

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