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Administrative Penalties for Corporate Income Tax (CIT) to be Imposed

SARS will be imposing administrative penalties from December 2018 for outstanding Corporate Income Tax (CIT) returns. Administrative penalties will be imposed on companies that receive a final demand to submit a return. In terms of Section 210 of the Tax … Continue reading

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SARS’ New Service Charter – A Positive Step

New management at SARS is trying to rebuild the institution as the world class organisation it once was. Amongst the outcomes it hopes to achieve in this tax year are increases: In public trust and credibility, In the ease and … Continue reading

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The New Travel Allowances: How Do They Affect You and Are They Working?

For the new tax year changes were made to how we are reimbursed for business travelling expenses. Why did SARS make changes and to which type of travel allowance? Travel allowances have been around for a long time. Initially, they … Continue reading

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Your 2018 Tax Season Deadline: Brought Forward By Three Weeks?

“The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30 percent of their ice cream” (Bill Murray) The 2018 tax season for individuals opened on 1 July. Non-provisional taxpayers who use eFiling or file electronically at a … Continue reading

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Bitcoin is Taxable!

SARS has released a media statement on Bitcoin in which it states that people dealing in Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies are subject to normal Income Tax law in terms of gross income, tax deductions or Capital Gains Tax. SARS are … Continue reading

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Taxpayers: Why YOU Should Participate in this Local Survey by SAICA

The cost of tax compliance has recently been in the spotlight as SARS’ revenues have fallen and pressure is mounting on taxpayers to spend even more time on tax compliance. Reducing these costs will have beneficial effects on the economy: … Continue reading

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Allowable Stock Deductions: Hopefully Less Tax, Less Admin

George, the CEO of a company, was driving with his Finance Director, James, to a meeting. George had learned of a recent Tax Court case around stock values and was curious to know more. “James what does this stock case … Continue reading

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Taxpayers: Good News in the Season of Good Cheer?

There are no important tax deadlines for December, so let’s look at some potentially great news for taxpayers. Could the “pay now, argue later” principle be repealed? The Davis Tax Committee (DTC) has recommended that taxpayers be given a Taxpayer … Continue reading

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What’s Behind the SARS Inquiry?

The Minister of Finance has announced that the President has agreed to an independent inquiry chaired by a judge to probe why SARS is missing its revenue targets – this year it is forecast to miss budgeted tax collections by … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day with SARS for Deceased Estates: Expect Delays

“A situation in which a series of unwelcome or tedious events appear to be recurring in exactly the same way” (Oxford English Dictionary definition of “Groundhog Day”) Recent changes to legislation have made it more frustrating and time-consuming to wind … Continue reading

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