ARTICLES RELATING TO TAX

Lackay: SARS didn’t spy on Zuma

2015-04-24 10:53

SARS did not operate a “rogue” unit that spied on President Jacob Zuma and other politicians, says former SARS media spokesperson Adrian Lackay.

Beware of pitfalls when buying goods online

2015-04-22 18:18

A Fin24 user is not sure what the implications are when he buys overseas goods online.

Value of tax free savings questioned

2015-04-19 15:38

There are ways - including focusing on children - to benefit more from the new tax free savings options, despite the low limits, says an expert.

Tax on payment in overseas currency

2015-04-16 13:43

A Fin24 user is not sure how to have money he earned in a foreign currency successfully transferred into rand.

Confused about provisional tax

2015-04-09 17:04

A Fin24 user is not sure how provisional tax would impact him now that he has retired completely.

Foreign investors cry foul over India tax surprise

2015-04-02 15:33

US and European investor groups have called for the Indian government to urgently clarify its tax regime for foreigners, after surprise attempts by tax inspectors.

Praise all round as SARS proves naysayers wrong

2015-04-02 09:06

Naysayers who predicted that recent scandals would negatively impact revenue collection had to eat their words as SARS exceeded its collection target by R7.3bn.

Greece, Switzerland resume talks

2015-03-26 12:30

Greece and Switzerland are to hold a new round of talks on a deal designed to help the cash-strapped Mediterranean country recover billions of euros in unpaid taxes.

SARS remains solid institution - Nene

2015-03-24 16:38

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has underpinned his belief that the South African Revenue Service is a "solid institution".

China remarriages surge in divorce tax loophole

2015-03-20 09:00

Twice as many divorced couples are remarrying in China's financial capital as did so before fiscal changes made splitting up a way to avoid property taxes.

 

How can I access my R600k RA tax free?

2015-04-23 02:58

A Fin24 user who has contributed more than 15% into a retirement annuity seeks advice on the best option to access these funds at retirement, possibly tax free.

UK bank tax jump threatens HSBC, StanChart move

2015-04-20 15:00

HSBC and StanChart based in London are looking for a new home in Asia as a big jump in a tax on UK banks makes staying in Britain increasingly painful.

Germany should cut taxes, say economic bodies

2015-04-17 10:15

Germany should use its strong fiscal position to lower taxes, leading German, Swiss and Austrian economic institutes say.

Variation on tax on earnings while abroad

2015-04-16 12:59

A Fin24 user lives with his wife who works abroad and wants to know about tax on his earnings for a South African company.

Employee bonus share scheme and tax

2015-04-08 12:13

A Fin24 user is not sure how shares she has obtained as part of a bonus scheme at her work, will be taxed.

Investment property and tax

2015-04-02 13:41

A Fin24 user wants to know what the most tax efficient way would be to buy investment property.

SARS collects R986.4bn in tax

2015-04-01 18:00

SARS has collected R986.4bn for the 2014/15 financial year, a performance praised by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene given the challenging economic conditions in SA at the moment.

SARS 'rogue' unit report not given to MPs

2015-03-25 12:52

The South African Revenue Service has declined to provide a parliamentary committee with a report on a so-called rogue unit, citing intelligence concerns.

UK tax relief cut set to boost pension transfers

2015-03-23 12:27

The UK’s latest tax relief cut is bound to motivate expat British pensioners to move their pensions out of the UK, says an industry expert.

Nene names panel to advise SARS

2015-03-20 05:00

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has announced the seven-member advisory committee to advise him on matters relating to the SA Revenue Service.

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