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Carrie-Furman1

Don’t get caught short this tax season

With the tax season deadlines brought forward by a month this year, it’s time to get your supporting documents ready and to do your return, urges Allan Gray’s Carrie Furman, who answers your tax questions. (more…)

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Tertius Troost

Treasury’s possible challenges following the VAT Panel report

The recommendations put forward by the review panel on the zero-rating of certain items for Value-Added Tax (VAT), may be challenging for Treasury to enforce. This is according to Tertius Troost, Senior Tax Consultant at Mazars, who says that while the panel, led by Professor Ingrid Woolard, has made compelling arguments for the inclusion of […]

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Melissa Brink of Bravura

South African tax law and exchange control have different requirements

Melissa Brink, a Structured Solutions analyst at Bravura, an independent investment banking firm specialising in corporate finance and structured solutions, explains the importance of determining whether a natural person is a resident of South Africa. (more…)

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budgettaxsq

Tax and SARS – do you understand the understatement penalty behaviours?

By Esther Geldenhuys, senior associate at Werksmans Attorneys  (more…)

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Get a digital tax health score to help you pay less tax

TaxTim, which helps you to complete and file your tax returns online with the help of a digital tax expert called Tim, now offers a personalised tax health score report free which could help users pay less tax. The score is the result of an in depth automated analysis of an individual’s tax return. It […]

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budgettaxsq

No mission more important than stabilising and restoring SARS: Minister Nene

Government is seized with three objectives currently, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said today. “They are to: a) Stabilise SARS; b) Restore the credibility of SARS; and c) Strengthen the capacity of SARS to collect revenue and meet revenue targets. In this regard, there are two processes currently underway. The first is the Commission of Inquiry into […]

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Jeremy-Burman1

Ten key questions to ask your tax practitioner

Many people are baffled by tax and often terrified by any mention of SARS and tax returns. (more…)

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Willie Fourie

Building a robust estate plan

Investment managers go to great lengths to plan ahead so that investment portfolios will withstand market volatility and unforeseen events. But how do you construct a robust estate plan that will withstand the onslaught of the many legislative changes and punitive taxes introduced in recent years? (more…)

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