Swiss signs tax info sharing deal with Australia

2015-03-03 16:30

Switzerland has signed a deal with Australia to exchange tax information, the first such agreement under an international framework to swap tax information.

Clamp down on illicit cigarette trade - BAT

2015-02-26 13:01

SA has a huge illegal cigarette trade and National Treasury should increase its focus on cigarette manufacturers and importers who evade taxes, says BAT.

Tax hike will hit economy, laments union

2015-02-26 07:45

Increasing income tax for individuals will have a negative effect on economic growth, union United Association of SA said on Wednesday.

Industry welcomes tobacco tax hike

2015-02-25 17:14

The Tobacco Institute of SA (Tisa) has given Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene a pat on the back for maintaining the 52c tax on tobacco products.

Budget shock as tax incentive is withdrawn

2015-02-25 15:55

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's proposed withdrawal of a tax credit in the Income Tax Act may come as a big shock to the tax community, says an expert.

Nene optimistic on economy despite challenges

2015-02-25 15:04

SA will benefit from the lower oil price, but major commodity exports have been negatively affected by the global slowdown, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Richer taxpayers to cough up more

2015-02-25 14:06

Personal income tax rates will be raised for higher-income earners while transfer duties on property sales will be adjusted to aid middle-income households.

Plot to discredit Gordhan with Zuma

2015-02-25 10:00

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has reportedly been the target of a secret misinformation campaign to bring him into discredit with President Jacob Zuma.

Taxman dismisses R10k refund claims

2015-02-23 23:19

The South African Revenue Service has dismissed complaints from taxpayers that it is not paying out refunds below R10 000 on the 2014 tax season.

Small business corporation tax explained

2015-02-23 11:59

A Fin24 user with shares in two businesses, needs clarity on the application of small business corporation tax.


Two key encouraging messages in budget 2015

2015-02-27 18:05

There are two key encouraging messages from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget according to the tax director at Deloitte, Anthea Scholtz, .


Ernst & Young tax director Russel Smith and SAIT's Keith Engel examine the tax implications in the 2015/16 Budget.

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Motorists to cough up R17bn extra as Nene milks fuel levy

2015-02-26 06:43

After a hefty 80.5c a litre, South Africa’s tax take from the pump price of petrol and diesel jumps into line with that of First World countries at 41%.

Budget mixed message for taxpayers - PWC

2015-02-25 17:05

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's 2015/16 budget contained mixed messages for individual taxpayers, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) says.

Slight dent in pay packets for some taxpayers

2015-02-25 15:46

Personal income tax rates will be raised by one percentage point for all taxpayers earning more than R181 900 a year, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Some taxes, fuel, electricity levies to rise

2015-02-25 14:57

Some personal income tax increases, a raise in the general fuel levy, and the electricity levy, are among the measures announced by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Taxpayers tell Nene what they want in budget

2015-02-25 12:06

Tax remains one of the most popular topics on consumers' minds as they brace for Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's maiden National Budget.

Nene faces toughest test yet over SA budget

2015-02-25 07:11

The budget presents Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene with his biggest challenge yet, as SA desperately needs him to set it on a new path - fairly and reassuringly.

State coffers could be under more pressure

2015-02-23 20:30

Softer global growth, weak commodity prices and domestic energy constraints could place revenue collections in SA under increased pressure, says an expert.

Only marginal increase in grants expected

2015-02-23 11:52

Given the reduction in inflation due to the sharp decline in petrol prices, social grants may be increased less than expected, according to an expert.

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