ARTICLES RELATING TO TAX

Coca-Cola explains the sour side of a sugary tax on SSBs

2016-12-07 20:18

A tax on sugar-laden beverages may jeopardise Coca-Cola's investment plans in South Africa. However, there is an alternative to the sugary tax, the soda giant tells Fin24.

About 40% of SA taxpayers registered in Gauteng

2016-11-30 13:58

The Gauteng province had the largest number of taxpayers for the 2015 tax year in South Africa, according to the tax statistics report.

Fiddling with tax won't boost small business - Davis committee

2016-11-29 18:26

Entrepreneurship cannot be driven by the tax system and the current tax regime is adequate for small business growth, says Judge Dennis Davis, head of the Davis Tax Committee.

Do you need to file a tax return for 2016?

2016-11-23 06:00

It is that time of the year where everyone is talking about doing their tax returns before the 25 November 2016 deadline.

Tax claims for your medical expenses

2016-11-17 18:07

Putting in a claim for your medical expenses can be tricky when filing your tax returns. This is what you need to know.

EXCLUSIVE: Senior Sars exec quits after 46 years

2016-11-14 14:56

Kosie Louw, a former deputy head of the South African Revenue Service and the longest-serving member of the Sars executive committee, has resigned.

How should you spend your tax refund?

2016-11-05 06:30

Tax season is in full swing with the 25 November deadline for regular, individual taxpayers almost here. We've compiled a list of fun ways to spend your tax refund when that extra bit of cash comes rolling in...

Apartheid torture steeled Gordhan for political warfare

2016-11-01 10:59

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is demonstrating the same resolve he showed when enduring torture as an activist in his standoff with his boss, President Jacob Zuma.

 

Judge Dennis Davis sets record straight on role of tax inquiry

2016-12-02 11:46

In a radio show, Judge Dennis Davis reiterated that his committee's role is not to investigate the closure of certain units within the South African Revenue Service that were shut down previously.

7 things to know from the latest tax statistics report

2016-11-30 05:30

Sars and National Treasury released its latest tax statistics report this week. Here are seven facts you should know.

Sars receives 5.74 million submissions as tax hikes loom

2016-11-28 20:13

The taxman received altogether 5.74 million tax returns by its November 25 deadline, as taxpayers face increases to be announced in the February 2017 budget.

Last minute tips as tax deadline looms

2016-11-18 18:54

The Tax Season runs from 1 July and 25 November is the tax deadline for non-provisional taxpayers who file electronically via e-Filing.

Time to decolonise tax system? SA tax collection is ‘inherently unfair’, argues top academic

2016-11-16 14:00

SA's tax collection system needs far more reform than is currently being pursued. An analyst highlights some of the features that make it inherently unfair to many groups.

Sars boss concerned about illicit money flows

2016-11-09 17:36

Illicit money that leaves Africa reduces money available to develop economies and the same goes for illicit flows between African countries, says Sars boss Tom Moyane.

Rand strengthens despite fiscal erosion

2016-11-01 19:08

The market has reacted positively to the fact that fiscal erosion is entirely attributed to lower tax revenues and not raised expenditure, says Overberg Asset Management.

How the mini budget will affect you

2016-10-30 11:30

As the notices about price increases start rolling in, combined with higher taxes expected next year, I must confess to feeling a bit gloomy about 2017. I am normally biased towards optimism, but sometimes you have to do a reality check.

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