Tax

February 7, 2024

Ring-Fencing Trading Losses

SECTION 20 of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 deals with the set-off of losses from a trade against other income.  In general, such set-off is allowed (see sub-paragraph (1)(b)), provided that the loss is incurred in the taxpayer’s own name (i.e. not in a company, CC, or trust).  The loss must also have been incurred with-in the Republic of South Africa to qualify for set-off.
February 7, 2024

Beware of Tax-Related Scams

Over the past five years, the SAFPS has seen a steady increase in the number of tax-related scams. Improved efficiency To improve efficiency when it comes […]
November 16, 2023

A dive into South Africa’s revised assessed losses regulations

Navigating the complex world of corporate finance and tax regulations can be challenging for businesses. South Africa has recently undergone significant changes in its tax landscape, […]
October 4, 2023

Unforeseen tax debt from crypto trading

Landing in a position of indebtedness to SARS can be quite a stressful journey on its own ─ but if you forget to leave room in […]
September 11, 2023

Flying towards a tax saving: Double tax agreement, or financial emigration?

Having visited over 12 international locations in 2022, and engaging with South African expatriates, we can attest to a recent report issued by the United Nations, […]
July 25, 2023

Unlocking the benefits of expert tax planning

Tax planning is the strategic organisation of financial affairs to minimise tax liability by utilising deductions, exemptions, allowances, and rebates within the confines of the law. […]
June 22, 2023

A dive into South Africa’s revised assessed losses regulations

Navigating the complex world of corporate finance and tax regulations can be challenging for businesses. South Africa has recently undergone significant changes in its tax landscape, […]
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 […]
November 26, 2020

What Happens When Debt is Waived?

Many natural persons or trust shareholders in companies are confronted with the unintended tax consequences of owing an amount on a loan account to the company in which they […]
April 28, 2020

TECHNOLOGY AND ITS IMPACT ON THE FINANCIAL WORLD

Accounting has moved from pen and paper to the cloud, monthly payments can be done through online banking apps, and big purchases like houses and other […]
February 18, 2020

TIME VALUE OF MONEY – HISTORICAL TAX RATES

It has often been said that inflation is the destroyer of wealth. To put this statement into a tax perspective, it is interesting to have a […]
November 20, 2019

FOREIGN EMPLOYMENT INCOME: TAXATION

South Africa has a residence-based tax system, which means residents are taxed on their worldwide income, regardless of where that income was earned. South African tax […]
May 22, 2019

VALUE-ADDED REMARKS ON VALUE-ADDED TAX (VAT)

VAT is an integral part of our economic society and is something that influences everyone, especially businesses in South Africa. In this article, we will discuss […]
April 10, 2019

SARS SCAMS

Education and awareness around identity theft, phishing and other frauds have become part of life globally. If nothing else, scamsters are innovative and keep trying new […]
June 11, 2018

TAX DEDUCTIONS AGAINST SALARY EARNINGS

Our clients who earn only a salary will know that very few tax deductions are available against salary income for income tax purposes and whereby they […]
June 11, 2018

2018 TAX SEASON: SARS SHORTENS SUBMISSION PERIOD

The annual tax filing season is upon us and acting SARS Commissioner, Mark Kingon, announced that the season will open on 1 July 2018 for eFilers. […]
May 8, 2018

VAT RATE INCREASE FROM 14% TO 15% – HOW TO COMPLETE THE VAT201

The Minister of Finance announced a VAT rate increase from 14% to 15% effective 1 April 2018 in the 2018 Budget Speech. To assist you in preparing […]
May 8, 2018

“BOOKING” CAPITAL LOSSES ON SHARES IS NOT THAT EASY

There is a number of techniques that taxpayers use to reduce their capital gains tax (CGT) exposure on long-term share investments. A common practice is to […]
January 18, 2018

SECURITIES TRANSFER TAX

Levied at 0.25% of the value of shares transferred,[1] the securities transfer tax (“STT”) is a tax often neglected and forgotten. Introduced in 2008, the tax […]
June 12, 2017

WITHHOLDING TAX ON PROPERTY SOLD BY NON-RESIDENTS

A remarkable number of non-residents own property in South Africa. While non-residents are not subject to South African capital gains tax generally, an exception is to […]
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