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Relaxation of loop structures - but at what tax cost?

The envisaged future relaxation of the prohibition on loop structures will be accompanied by amended tax laws, but current proposals are likely to result in more tax on certain structures...

By Nola Brown, Anne Bennett & Cor Kraamwinkel 23 Sep 2020

Mirror Trading International exposed: #MTILeaks reveal trading data

In another twist, the South African Bitcoin trading company under investigation by the Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA) and on the radar of other international financial regulatory entities...

22 Sep 2020

Why VDP applications really must be 'voluntary'

Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP) applications have been a permanent part of our law since 2012. The essence of a VDP application is that a taxpayer is incentivised to disclose to Sars a tax default by being granted some relief from the consequences of their default...

By Graeme Palmer 18 Sep 2020

NCOP approves Covid-19 Tax Bills

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill...

18 Sep 2020

Fintech-focused startup accelerator seeks applicants for 2021 programme

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), the global accounting organisation formed by CIMA and the AICPA, and are seeking applicants for their 2021 startup accelerator programme, which specialises in accounting, finance and regulatory technology...

Issued by CIMA 17 Sep 2020

Be cautious when claiming tax allowances for future contractual expenditure

Many taxpayers have made use of Section 24C of the Income Tax Act which allows for the holding over of income received in the present year that is due to be used on expenses in the following year...

16 Sep 2020

Employer reconciliation, third party declaration period opens

The interim employer reconciliation and third party declaration period is now open, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Tuesday...

15 Sep 2020

Treasury advisors body launched

A voluntary organisation, the South African Association of Treasury Advisors (SAATA), was recently launched to represent both big and small treasury advisors...

14 Sep 2020

Advertising can be poisonous but it should never damage a brand

Clicks' blunder was easily avoidable. Was it worth the gamble, if intentional, or will it damage the brand within the hair care sector, or in the larger brand equity. What was the damage?

By mike broom 10 Sep 2020

Relief for taxpayers during the Lockdown period

The Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill 2020 seeks to alleviate cash flow burdens on taxpayers, which may arise as a result of Covid-19 restrictions implemented under the Disaster Management Act...

By Virusha Subban and Prenisha Govender 9 Sep 2020

New tax bill: Taxpayers could be criminally liable for honest mistakes

Section 34 of the draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill, 2020 proposes to amend section 234 of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (TA Act), to remove willfulness (intention) from the range of acts that constitute an offence...

By Kyle Fyfe 7 Sep 2020

Extension to deferment periods on excise duty payments

Due to the lockdown restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in South Africa, the National Treasury implemented a deferment of excise duties for excise compliant businesses...

By Virusha Subban and Prenisha Govender 28 Aug 2020

The struggle for the RDR to find its regulatory footing

The Twin Peaks regulatory model (Twins Peaks) was implemented in April of 2018, fundamentally changing the South African financial regulatory system into two regulatory streams...

By Kelello Nkadimeng 28 Aug 2020

National Assembly approves Covid-19 tax relief bills

The National Assembly has passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill...

26 Aug 2020

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