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Can SARS deduct tax debts from your bank account?

Section 179 of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 allows SARS to issue a notice to a person who holds or owes money, including a pension, salary, wage or other remuneration, for or to a taxpayer, requiring the person to pay the money to SARS in satisfaction of the taxpayer’s outstanding tax debt.

VAT – your key to unlocking the COVID-19 cashflow crunch!

The impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown has severely squeezed business cash flows. Surviving the shock is challenging the resilience of enterprises and executives alike. How management adapts will test their agility and resourcefulness. If not enough is done, the very survival of the business will be at stake.

COVID-19 second phase economic response: Tax Relief

National Treasury has published another draft bill to formalise the tax relief measures available in response to the devastating covid-19 pandemic. It is hoped this will clarify uncertainty and offer some relief during these tough times.

UIF TERS top-up confusion

With the payment of the first COVID-19 Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits, various misunderstandings have come to the forefront.

Further tax measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic

In an address presented by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 21 April 2020, he noted that Government has recognised the significant negative repercussions that the national lockdown is having on our economy, both to businesses and to households across the country. The address also highlighted further tax measures to be implemented as additional relief measures.

COVID-19 tax interventions

Employee quarantines, reduced demand, disrupted operations and restricted movements are just a few of the challenges faced by business during the Covid-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 tax relief – VAT

Following announcement of the actions taken by government to combat the COVID-19 crisis, many South Africans may be aware of the proposed tax measures that are effective from 1 April 2020.

Tax measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic

Further to the fiscal package as outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his speech on the Escalation of Measures to Combat COVID-19, the Minister of Finance has announced on 29 March 2020 certain exceptional tax measures to be implemented.

COVID-19 tax relief – good intentions with bad results?

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of fiscal relief for certain taxpayers, in light of other measures imposed to combat the COVID-19 crisis, National Treasury published explanatory notes on 29 March 2020, which outline exactly how the tax system will be used to ease financial distress during these times.  

COVID-19 impact on SARS & tax debt payments

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has taken several precautionary measures in response to the risk of infection from COVID-19 which are aligned with and are in support of the initiatives implemented by the Department of Health.



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