SARS

May 10, 2022

SARS and the never ending cycle of inappropriate verifications

Taxpayer complaints of this nature are now classified as systemic. By Amanda Visser 4 May 2022 The Office of the Tax Ombud recently identified repeated verifications of the […]
April 11, 2022

Analysing tax exemption for dividends

Dividends are a valuable part of many shareholders’ income, but even though they are exempt from regular income tax, it does not mean that they are […]
March 24, 2022

How will the 2022 Budget changes affect you?

The annual National Budget Speech was delivered on 23 February 2022 by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana. Practitioners are getting to grips with some of the more […]
February 8, 2022

What to do after discovering fraud in your business

Anyone who’s ever had the misfortune to fall prey to credit card fraud, knows that it’s a huge hassle. If you’re running a business, you should […]
November 16, 2021

Disputing SARS decision and assessments

A taxpayer who is aggrieved by an assessment or decision of SARS against that taxpayer has the right to dispute that assessment or decision. If an […]
October 18, 2021

SARS efiling identity theft

It has been communicated to SAICA members over the last few weeks that there appears to be an increasing incidence of cases where certain individuals are […]
August 16, 2021

SARS rules that students do not qualify as employees

In a Binding Private Ruling issued on 6 July 2021, SARS has made strict ruling on an Employment Tax Incentive Act (ETI) scheme that has been […]
May 18, 2021

Tax neutral asset for share transactions

The Income Tax Act contains various provisions in terms of which transactions can occur between specified parties without adverse tax consequences being incurred in respect of those […]
November 26, 2020

Beware of scams during filing season

In late August 2020, a large credit bureau in South Africa was the target of a data breach where millions of private individual and company data records were compromised. This data leakage, coupled with the tax filing season, makes for the perfect opportunity […]
November 19, 2020

Scammers posing as SARS officials are on the rise

In late August 2020, a large credit bureau in South Africa was the target of a data breach where millions of private individual and company data […]
October 28, 2020

Is SARS wriggling out of its obligations?

Section 45 of the Value-Added Tax Act makes provision for the payment of interest on delayed VAT refunds. In terms of section 45(1) of the Act, the South African […]
March 12, 2020

DO YOU FALL WITHIN THE “CONNECTED PERSONS” DEFINITION?

On 28 January 2020, SARS released interpretation note 67 providing guidance on the term “connected persons” in section 1(1) of the Income Tax Act. The interpretation […]
January 23, 2020

BOERDERYBEDRYWIGHEDE: BELASTINGIMPLIKASIES

Boerdery in Suid-Afrika is soos tweede natuur vir baie Suid-Afrikaners, maar die  belastingimplikasies van boerderybedrywighede laat ‘n paar vrae ontstaan wanneer ‘n belastingpligtige se belasbare inkomste […]
January 23, 2020

INTRA-GROUP TRANSACTIONS: HOW IT WORKS

The South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) issued a private binding ruling (BPR329) on 27 September 2019 on the tax implications of intra-group transactions and the subsequent […]
August 13, 2019

SKENKINGBELASTING: WIE, WAT, WAAR EN HOE?

Is jou kennis genoegsaam oor skenkingsbelasting? Dink jy dalk daaraan om ń familielid finansieel by te staan, of om ń kind te help met ń deposito […]
August 13, 2019

FOREIGN CURRENCY: CAPITAL GAIN

With the fast approaching 2019 tax season, taxpayers who have realised a capital gain in a foreign currency should take note of the special rules that […]
August 13, 2019

2019 TAX SEASON IS NOW OPEN

The 2019 tax season officially started on 1 July 2019. Different filing periods apply, depending on the way a taxpayer chooses to submit their return: Taxpayers […]
July 29, 2019

TAX SEASON 2019: WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

SARS recently released two media statements, in which it notes several improvements made to eFiling for the 2019 tax season, including the issue of customised notices […]
June 28, 2019

SARS ON MANAGING PAYROLL TAXES

The South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) has recently made changes with regards to the management of payroll taxes in order for employers to more effectively manage […]
June 28, 2019

SALE OF SHARES: INCOME VS REVENUE – BACK TO FIRST PRINCIPLES

The distinction between amounts of a capital nature as opposed to a revenue (or income) nature is essential, and over the years, few other topics have […]
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