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German tax breaks for family-run firms unconstitutional

2014-12-17 16:30

Germany's constitutional court has ruled that inheritance tax breaks for family-run businesses is unconstitutional, a decision threatening thousands of jobs.

Sars withdraws Richer's suspension

2014-12-17 12:32

The SA Revenue Service has withdrawn the suspension of strategic planning and risk group executive Peter Richer.

Senior officials purged from Sars

2014-12-12 07:46
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The South African Revenue Service is reeling from a high-level purge of senior tax officials by new commissioner Tom Moyane.

Tax professionals welcome Sars decision

2014-12-07 18:52

The SA institute of Tax Professionals has welcomed the SA Revenue Service's decision to suspend two of its senior officials.

More than 5 million tax returns submitted

2014-12-04 12:00

A total of 5.32 million income tax returns were submitted during the 2014 tax season, says the SA Revenue Service.

lnstead of paying, US firms get tax back

2014-11-24 14:19

Many of the biggest private sector companies in the US effectively pay no tax - in fact, they get billions back from the tax authorities, a report shows.

Capital gains tax on replacement property

2014-11-20 13:27

A Fin24 is not sure if capital gains tax applies to her sale and quick purchase of a second property.

Starbucks' Dutch tax deal may be illegal: EU

2014-11-14 11:00

A deal between Starbucks and Dutch authorities may be illegal state aid as it allows the coffee chain to make payments on a lower corporate income tax base.

G-20 to tackle big firms using tax havens

2014-11-13 10:04

The politically-fraught issue of forcing big multinational companies to pay more tax will be high on the agenda at this weekend's G-20 summit in Brisbane.

Capital gains tax on two non-rental properties

2014-11-11 15:32

A Fin24 user is confused about the impact of capital gains tax on her two properties, which had never been rented out.

Zim to remove tax on locally polished diamonds

2014-11-07 12:08

Zimbabwe is considering removing tax royalties on locally cut and polished diamonds, in a move to add value to minerals and attract investment.

Tax coffers swell to R900bn

2014-11-04 15:26

South Africa's tax revenues jumped by 10.6% in the 2013/2014 fiscal year, helped by more people paying income tax due in part to tax changes, data shows.

Ex-UBS exec found not guilty on tax cheating

2014-11-04 10:05

A former top banker, who headed global wealth management at UBS AG, was found not guilty in the US of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.

Nene ducks questions on tax changes

2014-10-26 16:21

The Treasury would not divulge to members of parliament which tax categories - whether personal or corporate - would be affected in the February budget.

Watch out for tax increases, experts warn

2014-10-23 07:00

The economy needs to accelerate significantly to meet even the revised GDP forecasts, experts warn.

Buyers may not be cleared on old rates, taxes

2014-10-22 21:25

The transfer of ownership of a property does not destroy a municipality's rights on the property regarding old outstanding rates and taxes, warns an expert.

Big focus on Nene's tax messages

2014-10-22 11:05

Signs of consistency on tax policy and proposals in the long term will be important in Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's first mini budget, says an expert.

Lindiwe Zulu: Tax important for SA

2014-10-21 16:23

The tax needs of small and medium enterprises needed to be balanced with those of government, says Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

Resigning to access retirement savings

2014-10-15 16:39

A Fin24 user says he is forced to resign from his job so that he can withdraw money from his retirement savings.

Ten fun ways to spend a tax refund

2014-10-14 07:31

Celebrate 100 years of paying tax in SA by using your refund to spoil yourself, says Adriaan Kruger.

Property owners not liable for old rates, taxes

2014-10-10 10:39

A new judgment rules that property owners are not liable to pay for rates and taxes incurred by previous owners.

Nokia halts production at Indian factory

2014-10-07 18:15

Nokia is suspending production at its Indian factory as a dispute with tax authorities is hindering finding a buyer for the facility that employs 7 000 workers.

UBS faces fine of up to $6.3bn in tax probe

2014-10-03 12:30

Switzerland's largest bank UBS could face a fine of up to $6.3bn if found guilty in a French investigation into whether it helped wealthy customers avoid tax.

No more VAT fat for developers

2014-10-01 10:52

Unprepared property developers are in for a nasty shock when VAT relief designed to assist with cash flow comes to an end on the first day of 2015.

 

Labour Court reserves judgment over Pillay

2014-12-17 15:24

Judgment in SA Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay's bid to have his suspension overturned has been reserved by the Labour Court.

Sars 'purge' a Christmas gift for underworld

2014-12-17 11:20

Alleged perpetrators of organised crime seem to be the big winners thanks to a huge "purge" at the SA Revenue Service.

China plans hike in cigarette taxes, prices

2014-12-10 11:05

China is considering raising cigarette prices and taxes as the world's largest tobacco consumer fights to stub out a pervasive habit.

Tax on earnings while working abroad

2014-12-04 15:07

A Fin24 user is going to work abroad for a year and is not sure how he will be taxed upon his return to SA.

Tax on yacht earnings abroad

2014-11-26 17:35

A Fin24 user wants to know the tax implications on money earned while working abroad on a yacht.

Tax rules for South Africans working abroad

2014-11-24 13:58

A Fin24 user working abroad is not sure about double tax and when he will qualify for certain tax exemptions.

The sad tale of money won, money earned and sangrias lost

2014-11-19 10:46

We win some, lose some and even earn some. This blogger talks saving, tax and the value of money.

Capital gains tax on overseas shares

2014-11-14 17:27

A Fin24 user, who is a permanent resident in SA, wants to know about capital gains tax on his overseas proceeds on share sales.

Taxpayer funds save Congo plantation

2014-11-13 17:12

Development funds from European governments have helped to rescue a Canadian company that pays workers as little as $1 per day.

Matthew Lester: My assessment of the 2014 mini budget

2014-11-12 09:56

South Africa is making a bad habit of changing finance ministers at the very worst moment, says Rhodes Professor Matthew Lester.

Apple tax case likely to fail - minister

2014-11-09 21:00

Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan says a European Commission case against Ireland over tax breaks given to Apple is likely to fail.

Corporate tax lifts head from recession

2014-11-04 19:33

The levels of corporate income tax collected by the SA Revenue Service are only now beginning to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, according to Sars.

Tax and independent contractors

2014-11-04 13:18

A Fin24 user works as an independent contractor via an agency and is not sure what she can claim in her tax submission.

Cyprus former central banker jailed

2014-10-27 12:15

A former governor of Cyprus's central bank has been sentenced to five months in jail on charges of evading tax on earnings following his retirement.

Alternative to e-filing

2014-10-23 18:27

As the November 21 tax season deadline fast approaches, tax payers now also have an alternative to e-filing.

Fiscal stimulus can become counter-productive

2014-10-23 06:00

The proposed adjustments - lower than planned spending and increased tax revenues - will require support from ordinary South Africans, says an expert.

Prepare to be taxed to save deficit - expert

2014-10-22 18:55

If you look at the collection estimates for 2015, South Africans can expect individual tax to be R6bn higher than the budget, says a tax expert.

Buyers may not be cleared on old rates, taxes

2014-10-22 06:00

The transfer of ownership of a property does not destroy a municipality's rights on the property regarding old outstanding rates and taxes, warns an expert.

Taxpayers in for added squeezing - analyst

2014-10-20 11:33

Taxpayers must prepare to further tighten their belts following the upcoming first mini budget from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, warns an expert.

Ireland set for budget without tax hikes

2014-10-14 12:30

The Irish government is set to present its first budget without tax hikes or spending cuts in seven years.

Zambia to lift mining tax

2014-10-10 16:41

Zambia will increase underground mining royalties to 8% from 6% as part of an effort to revamp the industry's tax system, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda says.

Tax deductions and tax reforms

2014-10-09 15:53

A Fin24 user wants to know if Sars has changed the tax deductions on pension funds because of the new retirement reforms coming into effect.

Tax break for disability claimants

2014-10-07 17:32

The root of insufficient disability benefits lies with the method employers use to determine contributions.

Tax on withdrawal from preservation fund

2014-10-02 17:09

A Fin24 user has a question about how much can be withdrawn from a preservation fund and the tax on such a withdrawal.

Tax impact on property investments

2014-10-01 10:50

All income from property investments must be declared to Sars and is subject to income tax, including rental income, says a tax expert.

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