Criminal prosecution: Just another reason to pay your tax

The country's tax base have reason to be a tad nervous, now that Sars has embarked on an initiative to criminally prosecute taxpayers who fail to submit their returns...

By Jean du Toit 3 days ago

Do you understand Sars' tax understatement penalty behaviours?

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

By Esther Geldenhuys 9 Jul 2018

VAT panel will not review fuel price hikes: Treasury

National Treasury has clarified that the mandate of the Independent Panel of Experts appointed to review the current list of zero-rated items has not been expanded to look at the impact of fuel hikes...

6 Jul 2018

Proposed domestic carbon tax - What a song!

During a concert in 1983, Bono, the lead singer of U2 and well-known humanitarian, said the following: "There's been a lot of talk about this next song. Maybe too much talk." This is how I feel about the proposed domestic carbon tax. It has been a long process. Let me explain...

By Dr Marco Lotz, Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 5 Jul 2018

Sars goes paperless for 2018 tax season

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has gone paperless as of 1 July 2018 as it encourages taxpayers to use eFiling for all their tax transactions where possible...

2 Jul 2018

How to beat the odds and stay wealthy

Not only does it take considerable work and aspiration to build wealth, but preserving wealth equally demands hard work and attention...

By Riëtte Coetzee 28 Jun 2018

When does prescription start to run against Sars?

There are periods of limitations for issuing assessments which are set out in section 99 of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 ("TAA")...

By Graeme Palmer 27 Jun 2018

New Insurance Act takes effect in July

The National Treasury says the new the Insurance Act will come in effect on 1 July 2018...

27 Jun 2018

Be prepared for transfer pricing rules

For some time, multinational enterprises have been bracing for the impending enforcement by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) of transfer pricing rules...

By Jean du Toit 21 Jun 2018

Nersa announces R32.69bn approval for Eskom RCA application

The National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) announced a R32.69bn approval for Eskom's regulatory clearing account (RCA) applications.

15 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax

Cosmopolitan South Africa has launched a petition to end tampon tax, calling all women to campaign against period poverty in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

Why is Sars changing the tax season deadline?

There's one month to go until the traditional tax filing season opens, however, this year things will be a bit different...

By Vincent Radebe 7 Jun 2018

Creating a framework for an inclusive financial sector

South Africa needs a financial sector that serves all and not just a privileged few, and therefore it is vital that there is a strong oversight framework in place...

5 Jun 2018

VAT panel terms of reference amended

Following hearings in Parliament on 25 April 2018, Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, has amended the terms of reference of the panel of experts to review the current list of zero-rated items...

30 May 2018

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