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The Davis Tax Committee proposes radical overhaul of trust taxation

The Davis Tax Committee (DTC) released its First Report on Estate Duty. The DTC decided in favour of a modified estate duty and against the introduction of a Capital Transfer Tax...

By David Warneke 29 Jul 2015 06:59

Davis Tax Committee opens door for higher VAT rate

South Africans can be justifiably proud of the fact that our country is deemed to have one of the most efficient VAT systems in the world...

By Ferdie Schneider 28 Jul 2015 06:41

Tax bills published for public comment

PRETORIA: National Treasury has published for public comment two tax bills which provide the legislative amendments required to implement most of the tax proposals that were announced in the 2015 Budget in February...

23 Jul 2015 12:07

Criminals are targeting SMEs to file fraudulent tax returns

It is a well-known fact that attackers like to find low hanging fruit in order to get into an organisation's juiciest targets...

By Carey van Vlaanderen 22 Jul 2015 07:56

New rules applicable to income protection policies

As of the latest tax year, companies are still struggling to come to grips with the consequences of the changes...

By Rob Cooper 22 Jul 2015 06:44

SA, neighbouring countries discuss beefing up tax enforcement

PRETORIA: The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has convened a forum of commissioners from bordering countries...

20 Jul 2015 10:22

Unpacking tax changes to income protection policies rules

As of the latest tax year (starting 1 March 2015), companies are still struggling to come to grips with the consequences of the changes to the rules in respect of premiums paid to income protection policies...

By Rob Cooper 17 Jul 2015 13:51

DTC confirms SA has efficient VAT system

The Davis Tax Committee's (DTC) first interim report on South African VAT has been released for public comment...

10 Jul 2015 11:26

Be cautious when selecting a tax practitioner

South African taxpayers who find tax returns daunting, or may require assistance in ensuring they comply with the law, should ensure that they only make use of registered tax practitioners.

9 Jul 2015 13:24

Debt reduction by way of set-off

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) published Binding Private Ruling No. 193 (BPR 193) on 15 June 2015, which deals with the repayment of a shareholder loan by way of set-off with an outstanding loan under a subscription agreement...

By Bilal Bhamjee and Mareli Treurnicht 9 Jul 2015 12:56

Higher interest rates could leave consumers more vulnerable

An increase in America's interest rates later this year can have a negative effect on the local economy...

8 Jul 2015 09:42

2015 tax season kicks off

PRETORIA: As the tax season officially got off the ground on 1 July 2015...

1 Jul 2015 14:28

Is it time for a PAYE health check?

All employers should consider doing a PAYE health check on their payroll because it is one of the main focus areas for SARS...

By Ilsa Groenewald 1 Jul 2015 10:05

Withholding Tax on Interest (WTI)

WTI is a tax charged on interest paid from 1 March 2015 by any person to or for the benefit of a foreign person, from a source within South Africa. Desiree Goodwin explains the exemptions there are from it...

By Desiree Goodwin, Issued by Meredith Harington 26 Jun 2015 11:12

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