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Tax ombudsman asks to probe delayed refunds

Tax Ombudsman Judge Bernard Ngoepe has written to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, asking for permission to launch a probe into whether "systemic problems" SARS are the reason for widespread delays in the payment of refunds...

13 Mar 2017

Gordhan set to amend tax laws over collection

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan plans to amend tax laws to compel South African Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane to improve his tax collection accountability...

2 Mar 2017

#Budget2017: New personal income tax bracket for top earners

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has proposed a new personal income tax bracket for those earning salaries of above R1.5 million...

22 Feb 2017

Pub rules apply for Brexit bill, EU says

Britain must pay to leave the EU in the same way as friends going to the pub must pay for their round of drinks, the European Commission said on Tuesday...

8 Feb 2017

EU Commission defends Apple tax ruling

The EU's competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday defended a landmark decision that US tech giant Apple should pay billions in back-taxes to Ireland...

2 Feb 2017

What the SVDP offers

The exchange control special voluntary disclosure programme rules are governed by three Reserve Bank circulars...

By Louis Botha 30 Jan 2017

SARS ruling on tax on going concerns

SARS provides guidance on the assumption of contingent liabilities when buying a business...

By Ben Strauss 24 Jan 2017

Sanral girds for legal battle with motorists

Sanral has prepared 6,286 summonses in a bid to recover R6.2bn in outstanding e-toll debt from Gauteng motorists and is gearing up for its legal fight with Outa over an e-toll test case...

By Karl Gernetzky 24 Jan 2017

New law may put lid on asset disclosure

South African taxpayers are reluctant to declare offshore assets under a new Bill because of how it deals with trusts...

18 Jan 2017

Sugar wars: Coke faces first salvo in US false advertising lawsuit

Coca-Cola's claims that their SSBs are not linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease will be tested in a lawsuit...

By Sharon Snell 9 Jan 2017

Parliamentary calls for submissions on insurance bill

Parliament' plans to hold public hearings on the insurance bill in February and has called for submissions...

By Linda Ensor 28 Dec 2016

Apple appeals landmark EU tax ruling

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Apple on Monday, 19 December 2016, launched a legal challenge against a landmark EU decision that the tech giant pay billions in back-taxes to Ireland, claiming the EU has ignored the law...

20 Dec 2016

Minister Davies to appeal short-term credit judgment

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will appeal the North Gauteng High Court judgment to set aside regulations relating to short-term credit transactions...

12 Dec 2016

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