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Treasury’s options for recovery are running out

Treasury will need to think outside the box this year if it is to make any meaningful difference to its current revenue shortfall, estimated to stand at around R50.8 billion. This is according to David French, Tax Consulting Director at Mazars, who says that, ahead of the 2018 Budget Speech, Treasury’s options to raise revenue […]

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Sophisticated tax app launches in SA

An advanced tax app named hApp-e-tax has launched, offering everything accountants, auditors, tax practitioners, lawyers, those in business and students need to know about South African income tax legislation. It offers the core information related to the legislation and makes tax information easily accessible. (more…)

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Still time to take advantage of Section 12J

The Section 12J tax dispensation is finally attracting investors, after several years of being a wallflower. According to SARS, for the tax year ending 28 February 2017, 724 investors took advantage of the incentive. This was a substantial increase compared to the 34 and 272 individuals for the 2015 and 2016 tax years respectively. Based […]

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Are higher taxes on wealthy South Africans justified?

Talk of a potential wealth tax in South Africa has re-ignited the debate on the taxation of high net-worth individuals (HNWIs). For many taxpayers around the world, progressive taxes – in which the more one earns, the higher the rate of taxation – contradicts the principal of equality. In fact, it is this thinking that […]

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Pierre Puren, Financial Adviser at PSG Wealth Jeffrey’s Bay

Avoiding smokescreens and mirrors

By Pierre Puren, Financial Adviser at PSG Wealth Jeffrey’s Bay. The saying goes that if something is too good to be true, it usually is. (more…)

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Taxpayers urged to give SARS no excuse to delay refunds

While an investigation by Tax Ombud Judge Bernard Ngoepe into the alleged delayed payment and even avoiding payment by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) of income tax and VAT refunds has found the complaints are justified, chartered accountants PKF Octagon advises that taxpayers should be wary and offer SARS no excuse to make justifiable […]

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Ending 2017 on a financially high note

Alexander Forbes Financial Planning Consultant, Rita Cool, offers some important financial advice on how to see out 2017. (more…)

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Leonard Willemse

Investment property owners must be aware of common tax pitfalls

By Leonard Willemse, Senior Tax Consultant at Mazars. Whether investing in property for long-term returns or for resale in the short term, taxpayers are often faced with the question of how their decisions affect their tax liabilities. The most common tax mistakes in property investment can be avoided by understanding three main aspects. Intention From […]

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