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Transfer duty and the 2015 budget
Transfer duty and the 2015 budget

Commentary from David Warmback of Shepstone & Wylie on some interesting changes proposed to the transfer duty rates and brackets announced in the 2015 Budget Speech...

By David Warmback 26 Feb 2015 11:44

PwC tax comment on the 2015 Budget Review
PwC tax comment on the 2015 Budget Review

PwC has provided comment on Finance Minister Nene's 2015 Budget Review yesterday...

26 Feb 2015 11:36

Budget 2015: Read the fine print
Budget 2015: Read the fine print

Although Budget 2015 has delivered some good news for small business, the South African Institute for Professional Accountants (SAIPA) says it's not all good news, particularly for those who run their own consultancies. And, according to SAIPA tax expert Ettiene Retief, there's some bad news hiding in the annexures for companies that do business abroad.

26 Feb 2015 11:16

Government to revise toll tariffs
Government to revise toll tariffs

Government has noted concerns regarding the socio-economic impact of the e-toll tariffs and revised monthly ceilings will be proposed shortly, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced on Wednesday...

26 Feb 2015 11:05

Universities get bulk of higher education spending
Universities get bulk of higher education spending

Transfers to universities for subsidies and infrastructure make up 42% of the R200bn allocated to post-school education and training in the medium term‚ said the Treasury in its 2015-16 Budget Review.

By Paul Vecchiatto 26 Feb 2015 09:30

Debt reduction and mining assets
Debt reduction and mining assets

On 18 February 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling 187, which dealt with the waiver of a loan subsequent to the implementation of an intra-group transaction.

By Heinrich Louw 26 Feb 2015 08:37

Hollard Insurance signs agreement with Tokio Marine
Hollard Insurance signs agreement with Tokio Marine

Hollard Insurance has signed a business relationship agreement with Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, Japan's oldest insurance company.

26 Feb 2015 08:19

South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text
South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text

Read the full text of South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural national Budget speech, the fifth in the country's democratic Parliament, delivered on 25 February 2015.

26 Feb 2015 07:59

SARS awaits comments on changes to deferment scheme
SARS awaits comments on changes to deferment scheme

Currently, if an importer applied for and is accepted into the SARS deferment scheme, the payment of import duty and import VAT may be deferred or suspended for up to 30 days.

By Virusha Subban 26 Feb 2015 06:45

Various options using VAT to raise revenue
Various options using VAT to raise revenue

The Finance Minister has various options at his disposal concerning how he could use VAT as a fiscal instrument to raise revenue and reduce the budget deficit that has occupied the brain trust in government.

By Ferdie Schneider 25 Feb 2015 09:54

Budget should focus on sustainability of government's debt position
Budget should focus on sustainability of government's debt position

The long-term sustainability of government's debt position should be the key focus of this year's budget - this is a major challenge facing the Finance Minister, as the country stands at a fiscal crossroads.

25 Feb 2015 09:42

How the 2015 budget speech affects fiscal agencies' outlook on SA
How the 2015 budget speech affects fiscal agencies' outlook on SA

Creative agency, Flick, has put together an infographic outlining what to look out for in Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's 2015 Budget Speech that will prevent South Africa's junk status.

25 Feb 2015 09:31

GDP increases by 4.1% in fourth quarter of 2014
GDP increases by 4.1% in fourth quarter of 2014

PRETORIA: South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 4.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday, 24 February.

25 Feb 2015 09:05