Finance Trends 2019



President signs tax bills into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law three 2018 tax bills that give legislative effect to the tax proposals announced by the Minister of Finance in last year's annual National Budget Speech...

18 Jan 2019

Countdown to enforcement of amended SA expat tax law

The tax exemption on South African expatriates is set to change, with significant repercussions, for the many South Africans who are employed by companies abroad, from an SA tax liability point of view...

By Claudia Aires Apicella 16 Jan 2019

Stay up to date with the intricacies of South African tax law

To assist tax professionals with the challenge of keeping up to date with the changes in South African tax laws, LexisNexis publishes their trusted tax annuals, offering up-to-date legislation and expert insights...

Issued by LexisNexis 15 Jan 2019

The euro at 20: An enduring success but a fundamental failure

New Year's Day 1999 saw the largest monetary changeover in history. On that date, just 20 years ago, 12 members of the European Union formally adopted a brand-spanking-new currency, the euro...

By Barry Eichengreen 11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Unsettling times ahead for employee tax and take-home pay

The 2019 election year brings the normal risk of some tax populist decisions, including much higher social grants. This will add to the fiscus' pressure, desperate for additional tax revenues...

By Jerry Botha 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Social credit scores three ways: The good, the bad and the ugly

Social credit scores are set to be one of the trending terms for 2019. However, not all credit scores are created equal (or with equally good intentions)...

By Bronwyn Williams 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Purpose first, profit later

South African business headlines were dominated by corporate disgrace in 2018...

By Ernest North 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Getting back to basics

The hype surrounding the next big thing in the financial services industry is taking attention away from what is truly of importance...

By Pierre Durand 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's shaking up the short-term insurance industry?

Twenty years ago, we were still buying insurance the old-fashioned way. Brokers would come to our houses. They'd assess our assets. They'd go away. They'd come back, with a lot of paper...

By Wynand van Vuuren 7 Jan 2019

International tax is all about the company you keep

In the wake of the state capture scandal still haunting the South African Revenue Service (Sars), taxpayers are looking for an alternative to paying tax to a government that appears to be mismanaging the funds...

By Christopher Renwick 4 Jan 2019

Tax authorities must recognise the risks in implementing digital tax collection tools

Tax administrations have always looked to the latest technological developments to assist in the task of effectively collecting taxes from the population...

Issued by ACCA 18 Dec 2018

Nugent Commission submits final report to the president

President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the final report of the Nugent Commission of Inquiry into Tax Administration and Governance by the South African Revenue Service (Sars)...

18 Dec 2018

Acting Sars commissioner appointment extended

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has reappointed Mark Kingon as acting commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars) for a further 90 days, beginning on December 13....

18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Finance

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance site over the past year below.

18 Dec 2018

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