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Must You Pay Tax on Bitcoin Transactions?

Bitcoin has become increasingly used in South Africa and there are some good platforms for its use. Although it has proved volatile (it fell 30% in value recently), its long term value has risen over the past decade. So is … Continue reading

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Tax Season Opened On 1 July: Here’s What You Need to Know, and Do

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys” (P.J. O’Rourke) Once again tax season has opened for individuals, and whilst we can chuckle at jokes about the pain of paying taxes, they … Continue reading

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Why invest directly offshore?

Many South Africans are justifiably concerned that their retirement capital will be insufficient to meet their post-retirement needs. This concern is exacerbated by the recent downgrade to junk status, which has detrimental long-term investment consequences. But there is a bright … Continue reading

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How Many Days A Year Do You Work For The Taxman?

In the last few years in particular we have been aware of tax increases. The Free Market Foundation measures how many days in a tax year it takes to pay our taxes (taking total taxes over total earnings – obviously … Continue reading

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Are we headed for junk status or only tax increases?

“We have to show that we will stick to our undertakings on consolidation, but on the other hand we have got to be very mindful that fiscal consolidation in the absence of growth does damage growth further.”  (Finance Minister Pravin … Continue reading

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Tax Time – October Updates

The New Tax Compliance Certificate Process Made Easy SARS has recently introduced a new Tax Compliance Status (TCS) process which will enable you to see at a glance your tax compliance status. You need to be on eFiling and to … Continue reading

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Be prepared as government takes aim at trusts

“Let me tell you how it will be There’s one for you, nineteen for me ‘Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman” (The Beatles – ‘Taxman’) For many years government has been hostile to trusts. In the latest draft … Continue reading

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Tax administration services

A comprehensive tax administration service is still rendered to clients by Logista. This service is available as one product and separate fees will not be raised for sub sections of the service.  The cost of the service, VAT excluded, is … Continue reading

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Taxpayer beware:  SARS can now unilaterally extend “prescription of assessment” periods

Until the recent change in our tax laws, prescription of assessments (the expiry date of when SARS could still reassess a return submitted) in practically all cases took effect: After SARS issued an assessment – 3 years after the date … Continue reading

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How many days will you be working for the taxman this year?

A local think tank measures the amount of time it takes for taxpayers to pay their income taxes. In 2016, it will take until 25 May (“Tax Freedom Day”) before taxpayers can earn for themselves – in other words from … Continue reading

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