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PODCAST: Paradise Papers – not a clear-cut debate

Ernest Mazansky, Tax Director, Werksmans Attorneys and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, discuss the controversy of the recent leak of hacked client records called the Paradise...

Reassessing your financial plans following budget speech

The Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, used the opportunity in the National Budget Speech to address the concerns raised by many South African citizens, corporates and international ratings agencies.

Dormant company debt a tax headache?

Corporates 'can' acknowledge that winding up a dormant company within their South African group of companies can result in a tax headache.

Knowing your tax compliance status

There are many reasons why a taxpayer may want to know their tax compliance status. A taxpayer may, for example, require a Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) for a tender or an emigration application. 

Anti-dividend stripping provisions

On 20 February 2019, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced new anti-dividend stripping tax avoidance provisions relating to 'disguised sales', which is intended to address perceived abuse of the dividend stripping provisions that were enacted in 2017.

FPI receives ‘Recognised Controlling Body’ status by SARS

The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI); a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) recognised professional body; has recently been approved by the South...

A medium-term budget of records

Lesiba Mothata | Executive Chief Economist | Alexander Forbes Investments | mothatal@aforbes.co.za | www.alexanderforbes.co.za | For the first time since 1994, there is a task...

The not so sweet Sugar Tax

The proposal to tax the sugar content of beverages first came to light in the 2016 Budget. On 5 December 2017, after 18 months of debate, Parliament adopted the tax on sugary beverages (Sugar Tax), which is expected to commence on 1 April 2018. 

AMENDMENT | Tax invoice error corrections

To err is human and mistakes are sometimes made on tax invoices. Treasury has thus deemed it necessary to amend section 20 of the Value Added Tax Act 89 of 1991 (Act) which sets out the requirements for issuing tax invoices.

Benefits of maximising your RA contributions before tax year end

As the afterglow of the festive season fades, we turn our attention to planning for the next 12 months and beyond. This is a great time to reassess where we are in our journey to financial well-being.
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