Latest showcases

More showcases...
Dr Roelof Botha
Recession? What recession? Now let's talk land reform

Economist, Dr Roelof Botha is quite adamant that South Africa is not in a recession despite what Stats SA said...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

Cessation of temporary letting of residential property by developers
Cessation of temporary letting of residential property by developers

SARS released a Binding General Ruling on 25 July 2018 on the temporary letting of residential dwellings by developers, principally to provide clarity of the cessation of section 18B of the Value Added Tax Act, 1991...

By Graeme Palmer 24 Aug 2018

When does prescription start to run against Sars?
When does prescription start to run against Sars?

There are periods of limitations for issuing assessments which are set out in section 99 of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 ("TAA")...

By Graeme Palmer 27 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax
#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax

Cosmopolitan South Africa has launched a petition to end tampon tax, calling all women to campaign against period poverty in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

Hanno le Roux
SARS wants their bit of your bitcoin

A look into what guidance SARS has provided on how cryptocurrencies should be treated for tax purposes, as well as some key questions which still remain...

By Hanno le Roux, Issued by Meredith Harington 30 Apr 2018

1% matters - how the VAT increase affects property sales
1% matters - how the VAT increase affects property sales

The power of one: a phrase that has been quoted in many a clichéd motivational poster, but one whose power has never quite been fully grasped - until now...

By Adrian Goslett 22 Mar 2018

Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers
Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment has provided much needed clarity that Productive Asset Allowance certificate amounts granted to automotive manufacturers are capital in nature as their purpose is to incentivise capital investments...

By Joon Chong 26 Jan 2018

How do you pay tax on cryptocurrencies?
How do you pay tax on cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies are completely unregulated, and although not regarded as legal tender, there are no laws preventing them being used as payment...

By Graeme Palmer 30 Oct 2017

Mariné Erasmus, head of the health economics practice at Econex
#HASA2017: UHC funding - the great distraction

Quality care, not funding, is the real issue when it comes NHI...

By Nicci Botha 2 Oct 2017

Hanno le Roux
Taxing of income earned from foreign employment

In this article we will examine what the current income tax legislation stipulates, how this is likely to change in the near future and what proactive steps expats can take to prepare their affairs...

By Hanno le Roux, Issued by Meredith Harington 29 Sep 2017

Which business start-up costs are tax deductible?
Which business start-up costs are tax deductible?

SARS has provided further guidance on when pre-trade expenditure may be deducted for the purpose of determining taxable income...

By Graeme Palmer 27 Sep 2017

Personal income tax hike predicted
Personal income tax hike predicted

PwC predicts a 1% increase for all personal income tax brackets except the lowest...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Feb 2017

Source: Business Live
SA drops in Paying Taxes Report ranking

South Africa has fallen 31 places from 20 out of 189 in the World Bank's Paying Taxes study...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Dec 2016

U-turn on withholding tax on foreign service fees
U-turn on withholding tax on foreign service fees

Tax authorities have over the years introduced various withholding taxes to make it easier to collect tax from foreigners...

By Graeme Palmer 22 Aug 2016

New draft rules for foreign employment income tax exemption
New draft rules for foreign employment income tax exemption

SARS recently issued a new draft Interpretation Note 16 on the requirements to qualify for a tax exemption on foreign employment income...

By Graeme Palmer 24 Jun 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Maximising our gifts: Five uses for your tax refund

You've filed your taxes and now it's time to wait for your refund. But what will you do with that money when it arrives?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Apr 2016

Beware the interest free shareholder loan
Beware the interest free shareholder loan

Companies often lend funds to their shareholders, for a variety of reasons, and are often referred to as debit loans. However, if a loan is made to a shareholder at a low interest rate or interest free, it may trigger dividends tax...

By Graeme Palmer 1 Mar 2016

Five budget speech highlights you may have missed
Five budget speech highlights you may have missed

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan did an admirable job of balancing South Africa's books in his 2016 Budget, by providing a sound framework for the next year...

By Rob Cooper 29 Feb 2016

There's still time to save on your tax bill
There's still time to save on your tax bill

The next tax season opens on 1 July this year and smart investors who file early can look forward to some tax back from SARS later this year. What will you do with you tax refund...

By Carl Roothman 3 Feb 2016

Retirement reforms in best interest of employees
Retirement reforms in best interest of employees

Payroll administrators need to start preparing their business systems, processes and workforces for the implementation of the National Treasury's long-awaited retirement reforms...

By Rob Cooper 2 Feb 2016

Tetiana Vitsenko via
[BizTrends 2016] Five finance sector forecasts for 2016

From collaboration with fintech startups to more personalised client services, digital technology dominates trends...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jan 2016

Draft Carbon Tax Bill up for comment
Draft Carbon Tax Bill up for comment

The Treasury has published the Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment by 15 December 2015...

By Graeme Palmer 9 Dec 2015

Graeme Palmer
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

Will carbon tax legislation become effective in 2016?
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

Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)
Taking the sting out of the tax payment on your bonus

We're nearing the end of the year with its annual rituals of radio ads for festive season shopping, Boney M in the shopping malls and, of course, fretting about whether you'll get an end-of-year bonus...

By Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt) 21 Sep 2015

Greig Sinclair
Modern tax planning requires compliance with SARS

If your tax advisors are still in the business of finding loopholes to lighten your tax load, your tax planning tactics are out of date...

By Greig Sinclair 15 Sep 2015

Carey van Vlaanderen
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

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

Unpacking tax changes to income protection policies rules
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

Next >