ARTICLES RELATING TO TAX

Taxpayers must ensure Sars affairs are in order

2014-04-11 17:01

A Fin24 user was shocked to find out that she owes Sars thousands of rands and Sars emphasises that taxpayers must ensure that their taxes are in good order.

Portugal fights against tax evasion

2014-04-04 13:46

A state lucky draw, offering fancy cars on invoices issued with individual taxpayer numbers, has firmly grabbed the attention of the Portuguese.

Sars surpasses tax collection target

2014-04-01 17:12

The Revenue Service has collected R899.7bn the past financial year, surpassing its target of R899bn, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Cuban law to attract foreign investment

2014-03-30 13:16

Cuba's National Assembly has passed a new foreign investment law that aims to bring badly needed capital to the communist economy by offering steep tax cuts.

'Inevitable glitches' ahead for the US

2014-03-26 08:42

A new US anti-tax evasion law, set to take effect on July 1, will encounter "inevitable glitches," says the head of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

Budget's impact on personal finance

2014-03-12 17:32

An expert explainsa how the National Budget impacts personal financial planning for the short and long term future.

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The increase to the retirement refund tax tables indicates that government is putting measures in place to allow South Africans to retire comfortably.

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Huge tax incentive for retirees

2014-03-05 13:39

Old Mutual legal adviser Tristan Naidoo says the tax breaks announced in the budget speech by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for retirees is a big incentive.

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The increase to the retirement refund tax tables mentioned in the budget speech indicates that government is putting measures in place to allow South Africans to retire comfortably.

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Govt moots tax-friendly way to save

2014-03-05 07:37

The government is looking at introducing a savings vehicle with tax benefits to help people save for retirement.

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The Davis tax committee is tasked with, among other things, the hiccups in the tax collection system, explains Old Mutual senior legal manager Soré Cloete.

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The Davis tax committee is tasked with, among other things, the hiccups in the tax collection system, explains Old Mutual senior legal manager Soré Cloete.

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E-tolls revolt weighed on budget - tax expert

2014-02-28 11:24

The prospect of a revolt by taxpayers on matters such as e-tolls is reflected in the nature of the budget, says a Deloitte's tax expert.

Typical Gordhan style budget

2014-02-26 19:05

The budget tabled in parliament was in typical Gordhan style - little surprises, predictable and rather dull.

Cigarette tax not enough, says council

2014-02-26 18:27

The sin tax increase for tobacco products was not enough to put the youth off smoking, says the National Council Against Smoking.

Gordhan: Tax revenue keeps growing

2014-02-26 14:24

Despite moderate economic growth, tax revenues have remained buoyant over the past year, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Pensioners can take more tax free

2014-02-26 14:13

People going on pension will in future be able to take R500 000 of their pension money as lump without paying any tax on it. The amount used to be R315 000.

Heated debate on VAT, other taxes

2014-02-26 05:30

Taxpayers have strong and diverse views on value added tax – on how and what the government must tax, as well as the rate of tax.

Gordhan should address taxation of trusts

2014-02-25 22:24

A legal expert hopes Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will mention the progress of new regulation pertaining to taxation of trusts in his 2014 budget speech.

Gordhan will have a good story to tell, but...

2014-02-25 20:38

Administration may tighten up, sin taxes could rise and loop-holes may be plugged, but earth-shattering announcements are highly unlikely, says an expert.

Sars eyes R10bn from tax evaders

2014-02-23 18:07

The SA Revenue Service has in the past 10 years recovered, or is busy retrieving, an estimated R10bn in unpaid taxes from SA’s most notorious gangsters and tax evaders.

Foreign fiancé and donations tax

2014-02-21 13:25

A Fin24 user wants to know about the tax implications of her foreign fiancé providing her with money to buy property in SA.

STUDIO: Sweeping tax changes on the cards?

2014-02-19 08:09

Deloitte SA Director Le Roux Roelofse speaks to Fin24 about possible tax changes in the upcoming National Budget.

Tax relating to support of mother-in-law

2014-02-18 13:21

A Fin24 user wants to know if the financial support he provides his mother-in-law is tax deductible.

 

Taxpayers can now turn to new Tax Ombud

2014-04-07 12:42

The new SA Tax Ombud can review and address complaints by taxpayers regarding service, procedural or administrative issues relating to their dealings with Sars.

Sars, Treasury to sign US double tax deal

2014-04-04 09:40

The National Treasury and the SA Revenue Service are discussing an inter-governmental agreement with the United States on a foreign tax compliant act.

Tax changes regarding retirement funds

2014-03-30 16:17

A Fin24 user wants to know if the tax implications relating to a retirement annuity is the same as those relating to a provident fund policy.

Accessing RA fund money

2014-03-26 13:16

A Fin24 user who is already retired wants to know about tax breaks and access to funds.

R2.59m tax question

2014-03-25 14:55

Tax advice for a Fin24 user who has just resigned from her employer.

Paying tax on a provident fund

2014-03-19 15:54

A Fin24 user wants to go on early retirement, but is not sure what the tax implications would be regarding his provident fund.

Huge tax incentive for retirees

2014-03-05 14:02

Old Mutual legal adviser Tristan Naidoo says the tax breaks announced in the budget speech by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for retirees is a big incentive.

Govt moots tax-friendly way to save

2014-03-05 13:45

The government is looking at introducing a savings vehicle with tax benefits to help people save for retirement.

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Old Mutual legal adviser Tristan Naidoo tells Fin24 the new tax breaks announced in the budget speech by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for retirees is a big incentive.

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Huge tax incentive for retirees

2014-03-05 13:30

Old Mutual legal adviser Tristan Naidoo says the tax breaks announced in the budget speech by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for retirees is a big incentive.

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The government is looking at introducing savings vehicle with tax benefits to make provision for retirement capital, Old Mutual senior legal manager Soré Cloete tells Fin24.

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Tax breather for SMEs on cards

2014-03-04 17:23

There is tax relief on the cards for small businesses as suggested by a tax committee, says Old Mutual senior legal manager Soré Cloete.

Budget update on medical scheme tax credits

2014-03-03 14:25

An expert explains how the latest National Budget affects tax credits for medical scheme contributions, including those of people over 65.

Budget 'a damp squib'

2014-02-26 19:45

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech was something of a damp squib, says an expert.

Tax relief does not meet inflation - PwC

2014-02-26 18:43

PricewaterhouseCoopers says the personal income tax relief outlined in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech is not enough to cover rising inflation.

Union slams tax relief as misleading

2014-02-26 18:09

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announcement of tax relief is misleading, says trade union Solidarity.

Relief for taxpayers

2014-02-26 14:22

Income tax relief of R9.3bn and massive future spending on social grants are among the main features of this year's pre-election budget.

Taxed for your sins

2014-02-26 14:02
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Consumers still trying to enjoy a few small pleasures in life would have to dig a bit deeper into their pockets once again.

Budget could tackle foreign tax avoiders

2014-02-25 22:24

Changes in the tax system to combat profit shifting are widely expected amid a heated debate around multinational firms such as Google avoiding tax in SA.

No relief in sight for consumers

2014-02-25 21:05

Consumers should not expect any relief in the upcoming budget and this will add to the burden of their existing expenses and bad debts, warns an expert.

Wealth tax will drive rich out of SA - expert

2014-02-24 15:07
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Finance Mininster Pravin Gordhan could swell the Treasury coffers by further taxing the wealthy, but this might not be a good idea, warns an expert.

Businesses warned on e-tolls tax impact

2014-02-21 14:26

Businesses must consider the income tax and VAT consequences that the e-toll system will have on them and on their employees, warns an expert.

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Deloitte SA Director Le Roux Roelofse speaks to Fin24 about Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's upcoming budget speech and possible tax changes.

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Individual tax ceiling in danger

2014-02-19 07:49

If Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could allocate budget to all necessary areas without increasing the deficit too much, he is a super hero, says an expert.

Hollande promises tax stability

2014-02-17 17:44

President Francois Hollande appealed to foreign business leaders to invest in France, offering them simpler and more stable tax policies.

 
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