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Countdown to enforcement of amended SA expat tax law
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 1 day ago

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

Fireworks illuminate the sky around a huge euro sculpture. Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
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
#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
#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

Ernest North, co-founder at Naked
#BizTrends2019: Purpose first, profit later

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

By Ernest North 7 Jan 2019

Pierre Durand, Momentum Consult chief operating officer
#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- the core process of financial planning and advice...

By Pierre Durand 7 Jan 2019

Wynand van Vuuren, head of legal, King Price
#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

Christopher Renwick
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 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

Retired Justice Robert Nugent
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

Mark Kingon, acting Sars commissioner
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
#BestofBiz 2018: Finance

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

18 Dec 2018

Property professionals anxious as FIC Amendment Act compliance deadline approaches
Property professionals anxious as FIC Amendment Act compliance deadline approaches

Estate agents are becoming anxious as the compliance deadline for the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Amendment Act is fast approaching...

13 Dec 2018

Tom Moyane. Photo: Sa411
Moyane's court application dismissed

The North Gauteng High Court judgment has upheld the president's dismissal of Tom Moyane as commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars)...

12 Dec 2018

Have your say on Financial Institutions Bill
Have your say on Financial Institutions Bill

National Treasury has invited the public to provide comments on the draft Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill 2018, which was published today, together with an explanatory policy paper that sets out the policy rationale for the bill...

11 Dec 2018

Have your say on national payment system review
Have your say on national payment system review

National Treasury and the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) have published the Review of the National Payment System Act 78 of 1998 policy paper for public comment...

6 Dec 2018

Garyn Rapson, partner at Webber Wentzel
Some take outs on carbon tax

After more than eight years in the making, South Africa's carbon tax law is expected to take effect on 1 June 2019...

By Garyn Rapson 3 Dec 2018

Penalties for outstanding corporate income tax returns to kick in soon
Penalties for outstanding corporate income tax returns to kick in soon

Sars will soon impose administrative non-compliance penalties for outstanding corporate income tax (CIT) returns...

29 Nov 2018

Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill
Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament, giving effect to the announcements made in the 2017 and 2018 Budget statements...

22 Nov 2018

AG urged to complete audit bill regulations
AG urged to complete audit bill regulations

The Standing Committee on the Auditor General has urged the Office of the Auditor General to accelerate the completion of the development of regulations to give effect to the Public Audit Amendment Bill...

22 Nov 2018

New audit law to hold accounting officers liable
New audit law to hold accounting officers liable

As irregular and fruitless expenditure continues to soar, Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says the newly accented Public Audit Amendment Act will empower his office to take measures that will see accounting officers being held to account for material irregularities...

21 Nov 2018

Taxpayers missing deadline should still file returns, says Sars
Taxpayers missing deadline should still file returns, says Sars

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will today embark on a nationwide awareness campaign aimed at getting taxpayers to submit outstanding returns...

20 Nov 2018

Parliament approves Division of Revenue Amendment Bill
Parliament approves Division of Revenue Amendment Bill

The National Assembly on Tuesday approved the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill, which will adjust the equitable share among the three spheres of government...

15 Nov 2018

Tom Moyane has been fired as South Africa’s tax boss on the recommendation of a commission of inquiry. Sunday Times/Masi Losi
Why removal of South Africa's tax boss is key to Ramaphosa's chances of success

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has changed the country's political landscape significantly since he came to power in February 2018...

By Dirk Kotze 13 Nov 2018

Non-compliant companies will feel the pain from Sars from December
Non-compliant companies will feel the pain from Sars from December

Sars will be using information supplied by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to determine which companies are not tax compliant and impose penalties accordingly...

9 Nov 2018

Jeremy Burman of PCH
VAT trap could impact on your earnings

It's been nine years since the annual threshold required to register as a VAT vendor was increased from R300,000 to R1m...

8 Nov 2018

Kuben Naidoo, South African Reverse Bank deputy governor and CEO of the country’s Prudential Authority. Flickr/UNU-WIDER
Explainer: lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank

The South African Reserve Bank placed VBS, a small mutual bank, under curatorship in March this year against a backdrop of a serious liquidity crisis...

By Jannie Rossouw 5 Nov 2018

Sars preliminary results show improvement
Sars preliminary results show improvement

Preliminary results at the close of the tax season for non-provisional taxpayers showed a 2.1% increase from the previous year's submissions, despite a shorter filing season...

2 Nov 2018

Tom Moyane
Moyane gets the boot

Acting on the interim report of the South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commission, President Cyril Ramaphosa fired Tom Moyane as commissioner of the revenue service yesterday with immediate effect...

2 Nov 2018

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