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What new tax rules mean for provident funds

Administrators of retirement funds are in for a busy time. This is because the new tax rules regarding the annuitisation of provident funds are coming into effect...

By Deirdre Phillips, Mogola Makola and Aneria Bouwer 17 Feb 2021

As impeachment begins, New York accelerates probes of Trump's property dealings

Manhattan prosecutors probing Trump's real estate business for possible insurance and tax fraud have stepped up witness interviews...

By Jason Szep, Joseph Tanfani and Peter Eisler 9 Feb 2021

Airtime vouchers - VAT now or later?

The correct VAT treatment of vouchers for digital services has been a grey area for many years. Towards the end of 2020, mobile network provider MTN applied for a declaratory order to obtain clarity in this regard...

By Aneria Bouwer and Sduduzo Mhlongo 27 Jan 2021

Taxpayers retain the right to privacy - ConCourt

The Tax Administration Act requires Sars officials to preserve the secrecy of taxpayer information. In the Public Protector v CSARS, the Constitutional Court had to decide whether the Public Protector's subpoena powers trumped those of Sars obligations to keep taxpayers' information secret...

By Graeme Palmer 25 Jan 2021

High Court judgment limits diesel refund claims for mining activities

The recent High Court judgment Graspan Colliery v The Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services [2020] could have significant implications for mining operators and their ability to claim diesel refunds...

By Prenisha Govender 18 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 'Wealth tax' unlikely to be government policy in near future as pressure on tax base mounts

Looking back at 2020, the most significant development on the tax front must certainly have been government's tax relief measures aimed at helping businesses mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Albertus Marais 6 Jan 2021

Sars welcomes ConCourt taxpayer information ruling

South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner, Edward Kieswetter, has welcomed the unanimous judgment of the Constitutional Court confirming the revenue collector's right to withhold taxpayer information...

21 Dec 2020

New trilingual African multidisciplinary tax journal to launch February 2021

Original, high-level and evidence-based multi-disciplinary research papers in all areas of taxation in Africa available as a print or digital publication...

Issued by Juta and Company 18 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

14 Dec 2020

The impact of retirement reform in SA

Changes to retirement benefits for provident fund members, initially meant to come in five years ago and now scheduled for next March, will see tax uniformity for all who contribute towards retirement...

18 Nov 2020

New international rules to tax digital economy

The Parliamentary Budget Office released a report (the PBO Report) on 26 June on the potential introduction of a digital tax in respect of the supplies of goods and services by non-residents to South African customers, which are delivered by digital means...

By Wally Horak 10 Nov 2020

Proposed process to manage carbon budgets

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently issued a notice governing the submission of "Subsequent Pollution Prevention Plans" and the Proposed process to manage carbon budgets for the period 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022...

By Gillian Niven and Paula-Ann Novotny 3 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by 26 Oct 2020

National Treasury moves to increase the potential criminal liability for errant taxpayers

A number of actions may lead to taxpayers being held criminally liable, with recent proposed tax changes raising the stakes significantly for taxpayers who may now get caught in the criminal net...

By Dr Albertus Marais 26 Oct 2020

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