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SOUTH AFRICA

Hanno le Roux
Employees' tax considerations when using the services of contractors

Independent contractors, labour brokers and personal service providers provide simplified solutions to meet the immediate business need, but more often than not, these could lead to increased tax complexities, especially in relation to employees' tax...

By Hanno le Roux, Issued by Meredith Harington 4 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

What will Mboweni talk about in the MTBPS?
What will Mboweni talk about in the MTBPS?

Just a few weeks into his tenure Minister, Tito Mboweni, will deliver his first Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on 24 October...

By Nicci Botha 16 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Tanya Lochner
National Treasury intends to close RA tax loophole

In the foreseeable future retirement annuities will no longer fall outside of your estate for estate duty purposes, so bear that in mind when you do your clients' estate planning.

By Tanya Lochner 23 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)
Overview of the basics of employer tax

By starting a business, you're helping to create jobs, contributing towards skills development, and even inspiring other entrepreneurs...

By Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt) 25 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Tour packages are subject to VAT
Tour packages are subject to VAT

The Cape Tax Court recently held that tour packages supplied by local tour operators (TO's) to foreign tour operators (FTO's) are subject to VAT at the standard rate and not the zero rate...

By Chris Eagar 29 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Tax benefits of public-private partnerships
Tax benefits of public-private partnerships

It is becoming commonplace for government to enter into arrangements with a private party where the government provides land for the construction or improvements to buildings by the private party without parting with ownership of the land...

By Graeme Palmer 13 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Impact of new Binding Private Ruling 185
Impact of new Binding Private Ruling 185

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling 185 on 11 December 2014, which deals with the disposal of assets and the assumption of (contingent) liabilities in terms of s42 of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962...

By Heinrich Louw 4 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

New withholding tax on interest soon into operation
New withholding tax on interest soon into operation

With the new withholding tax on interest soon coming into operation on 1 March 2015, preparations by affected parties for the tax should be well under way.

By Graeme Palmer 7 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Changes in Taxation Laws Amendment Bill in spotlight
Changes in Taxation Laws Amendment Bill in spotlight

The draft 2014 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) brings with it some important proposed changes to the formula that employers use to calculate the fringe benefit value of their contributions to employees' defined benefit funds.

By Rob Cooper 8 Sep 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Foreign suppliers of electronic services must register with SARS
Foreign suppliers of electronic services must register with SARS

Advances in technology have seen a significant increase in e-commerce transactions where goods and services are supplied to South African consumers through the medium of the internet. The Value Added Tax Act requires VAT to be charged on these transactions at the standard rate of 14%.

By Graeme Palmer 23 Apr 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Fixed amount penalties for non-compliance under Tax Admin Law Act
Fixed amount penalties for non-compliance under Tax Admin Law Act

The Tax Administration Laws Act 28 of 2011 is a fascinating and far-reaching piece of tax legislation that affects all taxpayers and tax practitioners. For instance, Chapter 15 of the Act deals with administrative non-compliance penalties, which comprise fixed amount penalties and the percentage-based penalty.

By Michael Stein 30 Jan 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Adrian Dommisse
Key things you need to know about offshoring your business

How to move one's business offshore is a popular topic among entrepreneurs, but the decision is not as easy as many seem to think.

By Adrian Dommisse 10 Sep 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Johan van der Walt
Trust taxation reform - where is this heading?

High net worth individuals (HNWI's) and trusts have been on the South African Revenue Service's (SARS) radar for some time. Reforming the manner in which South African (SA) trusts are to be taxed in future featured in both the 2012 and 2013 Budget speeches.

By Johan van der Walt 28 Aug 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Graeme Palmer
Compromise of tax debts

Compromise is often said to be the best and cheapest lawyer. In certain circumstances the South African Revenue Services (SARS) can enter into a compromise agreement with a taxpayer, where the taxpayer undertakes to pay less than the full amount of a tax debt and SARS undertakes to permanently write off the remaining portion.

By Graeme Palmer 24 Jul 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Graeme Palmer
VDP applications: a taxpayer's chance for a new start

In the Minister of Finance's Budget Speech it was announced that the new permanent voluntary disclosure programme (VDP) which commenced on 1 October, 2012, had already had 700 applications from taxpayers that would result in more than R200 million in taxes being collected before the end of March 2013.

By Graeme Palmer 3 Apr 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Changes to UK tax residency to hit expats in SA

Expats who spend some of the year in the UK need to reconsider the way they define their tax residency status from April 2013, when new residency tests come into force.

By Craig Featherby 19 Mar 2013

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