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Compliance a priority as Covid-19 continues to shake up mining
Compliance a priority as Covid-19 continues to shake up miningArticle

Whether large-scale or artisanal, the need for mines to be compliant and ethical is highlighted by the implications for the environment, economy, and communities in which the mines operate...

Janine Espin 5 May 2021

Tax registration and compliance makes good business sense for SMEs
Tax registration and compliance makes good business sense for SMEsArticle

Owners of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have a lot on their plate. Between day-to-day operations, sales and marketing and other responsibilities...

12 Apr 2021

2 vital tools for carbon tax compliance
2 vital tools for carbon tax complianceArticle

While businesses only need to calculate their liability and submit their carbon tax return once a year, compliance with the Carbon Tax Act itself is not a once-off accomplishment, nor is it as difficult to achieve as some organisations think...

Eckart Zollner 7 Apr 2021

Clarifying the three-year rule for retirement benefits on emigration
Clarifying the three-year rule for retirement benefits on emigrationArticle

The announced changes to accessing retirement benefits (pension preservation funds, provident preservation funds and retirement annuity funds) on emigration is causing much confusion in the marketplace...

1 Mar 2021

NPOs invited to support local food garden projects
NPOs invited to support local food garden projectsArticle

The City of Cape Town's Urban Management Directorate is inviting applications from suitable not-for-profit organisations to apply for grant funding to implement a food garden project in partnership with the City.

11 Feb 2021

Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter
Kieswetter elected vice chair of African tax forumArticle

South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner, Edward Kieswetter, has been appointed as vice chair of the Africa Initiative by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes...

15 Dec 2020

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Cigarette market normalised, but not the same as before ban - studyArticle

Cigarette prices have decreased sharply from their highly inflated levels during the sales ban, but are substantially higher than their pre-lockdown levels...

10 Dec 2020

7 lessons all SMEs can learn from 2020
7 lessons all SMEs can learn from 2020Article

If your business has made it this far, congratulations! You have likely survived one of the biggest collective economic crises of our generation...

Jeremy Lang 10 Dec 2020

Colin Timmis, general country manager, Xero
Exploring the evolution of the accountantArticle

For a long time, accountants were considered bean-counters, which is essential, but they've become much more than just number-crunchers...

Colin Timmis, 13 Nov 2020

The changing face of tax
The changing face of taxArticle

Research shows tax and business leaders from across the globe are all grappling with similar challenges amid the heavy impact of the Covid-19 crisis on worldwide economic activity...

5 Nov 2020

National Treasury moves to increase the potential criminal liability for errant taxpayers
National Treasury moves to increase the potential criminal liability for errant taxpayersArticle

A number of actions may lead to taxpayers being held criminally liable, with recent proposed tax changes raising the stakes significantly for taxpayers who may now get caught in the criminal net...

Dr Albertus Marais 26 Oct 2020

Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industry
Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industryArticle

While many sectors have found reprieve in the easing of the national lockdown to alert level 1, which includes the reopening of borders to tourists, the South African restaurant industry is experiencing a slow recovery...

Rene Botha 13 Oct 2020

Carbon tax title released just as filing season opens
Carbon tax title released just as filing season opensArticle

The first period for filing of carbon tax returns opened on 1 October 2020, and will close on 29 October, at 3pm. During that limited timeframe, carbon taxpayers are required to file their initial tax returns, using SARS eFiling, and pay carbon tax liability for operating emissions of greenhouse gas between 1 June and 31 December 2019...

Issued by LexisNexis 5 Oct 2020

Top management tips from Africa's oldest Employer of Record
Top management tips from Africa's oldest Employer of RecordArticle

As one of the longest established organisations on the African continent to offer Employer of Record services, Africa HR Solutions shares the top management benefits a company gains by using an Employer of Record...

Issued by Africa HR Solutions 14 Jul 2020

Good governance can help SMEs access Covid-19 relief speedily
Good governance can help SMEs access Covid-19 relief speedilyArticle

Various public and private sector entities have released wide-scale relief measures to help South African small to medium enterprises (SMEs) survive the Covid-19 business slowdown...

Andiswa Bata 4 Jun 2020

South African entrepreneurs making lemonade from lemons
South African entrepreneurs making lemonade from lemonsArticle

Covid-19 struck without notice. Some have found a way to harness their cookie jar. Here are their stories. We hope you find them inspiring, practical, and encouraging...

Issued by Doughgetters 22 May 2020

Further tax measures to combat impact of Covid-19
Further tax measures to combat impact of Covid-19Article

As part of the second phase economic response to the Covid-19 pandemic, National Treasury has published another draft bill to formalise the tax relief measures available to small businesses. The draft legislation aims to clarify several matters which were previously the subject of uncertainty and introduces additional tax measures...

Juanita van der Merwe 8 May 2020

Covid-19: How to manage 'place of effective management' tax risk during lockdown
Covid-19: How to manage 'place of effective management' tax risk during lockdownArticle

Under South African domestic law, a company will be tax resident in SA if it is incorporated in SA or has its "place of effective management" in SA...

Anne Bennett, Donald Fisher-Jeffes and Neo Penn 7 May 2020

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Covid-19 and tax relief measuresArticle

To alleviate the impact of the lockdown on businesses, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the introduction of a number of economic measures, including tax relief measures...

Aubrey Mazibuko & Louis Botha 31 Mar 2020

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Using technology and investment to expand Africa's transport industryArticle

Francis Njiraini, technical director of Seidor East Africa points out that the transport industry is recognised as one of the core enablers of development...

28 Feb 2020

Essential documents you need after company registration in South Africa (with an infographic)
Essential documents you need after company registration in South Africa (with an infographic)Article

A beginner's guide to essential documents you need for a new company in South Africa (and details on where to get them)...

Issued by Company Partners 28 Jan 2020

Investing now for the tax audit of the future
Investing now for the tax audit of the futureArticle

Transfer pricing is one of the hottest tax issues globally, and Africa is no exception...

Caleb Langat 24 Dec 2019

Trust in government, not tax rates, determines citizens’ attitude to taxation. Shutterstock
A theory of a tax revolt: Is South Africa on the brink?Article

Tax revolts date back to biblical times. Throughout the ages they have exhibited similar symptoms of a decline in taxpayer morale and confidence in a government's ability to manage public finances for the greater good of its citizens...

Roshelle Ramfol 26 Nov 2019

Nico Olls: MD, Mentospot
Nico Olls: MD, MentospotAudio

Nico Olls, MD of Mentospot chats to Rutentdo Nyamuda about Employee tax rights in SA and the must do’s and don’ts of company tax compliance and employee rights…

29 Oct 2019

Sars Commissioner, Edward Kieswetter
Sars' Large Business Centre is backArticle

The South Africa Revenue Service (Sars) Large Business Centre, which was one of the casualties of state capture, has been re-established...

24 Oct 2019

When do consultancy services become a taxable fringe benefit?
When do consultancy services become a taxable fringe benefit?Article

The Supreme Court of Appeal recently had to decide whether tax consultants contracted by BMW South Africa to facilitate the tax compliance of the company's expatriate employees constituted a taxable fringe benefit for the employee...

Graeme Palmer 23 Sep 2019

Edward Kieswetter, Sars commissioner
Kieswetter gradually turning the Sars ship aroundArticle

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) appears to be making great strides in gaining much-needed certainty and stability since Edward Kieswetter took the helm...

Tertius Troost 4 Sep 2019

7 Tax tips for SMEs
7 Tax tips for SMEsArticle

Taxpayer education and the cost of tax compliance remains a significant challenge for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs)...

14 Aug 2019

Tax Indaba is back!
Tax Indaba is back!Article

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) will participate at the Tax Indaba 2019 which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, from 26-30 August...

Issued by CIMA 30 Jul 2019

Best practices for tender and RFP submissions in SA's construction industry
Best practices for tender and RFP submissions in SA's construction industryArticle

South Africa's 2019 national and provincial elections are over, which will hopefully clear the way for government and the private sector to once again start investing in large-scale infrastructure projects...

Andrew Skudder 20 Jun 2019

National Treasury welcomes IMF policy recommendations
National Treasury welcomes IMF policy recommendationsArticle

National Treasury has welcomed and noted the key risks identified and proposed policy recommendations by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during a recent visit to the country last month...

4 Jun 2019

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6 Sars audit tips for the capturedArticle

What should Edward Kieswetter's first actions be now that he has taken over the reins at South African Revenue Service (Sars)?

Jean du Toit 2 May 2019

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

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...

Jerry Botha 10 Jan 2019

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Tanzania tour operators lose hopeArticle

Tour operators in Tanzania are losing hope over the government's delay to enforce the import duty exemptions on tourist vehicles as the clock ticks towards the onset of the high tourism season...

Adam Ihucha 28 Nov 2018

Judge Bernard Ngoepe
Tax ombud intervention secures R450m Sars refundsArticle

Interventions by the Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO) in the 2017/18 financial year saw about R450m in tax refunds paid to the first top 10 taxpayers...

10 Oct 2018

Do you understand Sars' tax understatement penalty behaviours?
Do you understand Sars' tax understatement penalty behaviours?Article

On 1 October 2012 the understatement penalty regime was introduced to replace the additional tax regime...

Esther Geldenhuys 9 Jul 2018

Is it worth chasing travel rebates under new SARS' rules?
Is it worth chasing travel rebates under new SARS' rules?Article

Which is better - company car or travel allowance? It's a question that regularly plagues both employers and employees, and in light of new SARS requirements for travel reimbursements, it needs to be carefully revisited...

10 Apr 2018

Patricia Williams, partner at Bowmans
How to save SarsArticle

The performance of Sars and the path it has been taking has been called into question of late, with a number of tax-related bombshells being dropped one after the other in recent months...

Patricia Williams 29 Jan 2018

Six proven benefits of VAT automation for a better tax system
Six proven benefits of VAT automation for a better tax systemArticle

Technology today has been a huge help to various forms of businesses and so, too, with the global VAT system...

Issued by Dexon Limited 7 Nov 2017

Ian Matthews, head of business development, Bravura
#MTBPS2017: Low tax compliance shows distrust in govtArticle

The rising public concerns about corruption, wastage of public funds and inefficiencies in service delivery are clearly affecting the willingness of South Africans to comply and pay their taxes...

26 Oct 2017

SARS turns up the heat on non-compliant taxpayers
SARS turns up the heat on non-compliant taxpayersArticle

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has warned taxpayers that not submitting a tax return is a criminal offence...

28 Sep 2017

Is tax resistance a legit form of revolt?
Is tax resistance a legit form of revolt?Article

At the 2016 Tax Indaba, Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane called for ‘tax morality'...

Patricia Williams 23 May 2017

SAP comes on board as an official sponsor of the Blockchain Africa Conference 2017
SAP comes on board as an official sponsor of the Blockchain Africa Conference 2017Article

As an official sponsor of the Blockchain Africa Conference, SAP will be sharing its insights on the technology at the event...

5 Dec 2016

Tax still an obstacle to doing business in Africa
Tax still an obstacle to doing business in AfricaArticle

A survey confirms doing business in Africa is still arduous, with tax remaining the second biggest threat for companies...

22 Nov 2016

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