ARTICLES RELATING TO TAX

How to maximise your tax-free savings before tax year-end

2016-02-11 10:00

As the first tax-free saving year approaches, those who have made use of these saving vehicles are advised to save despite rising costs.

Nupsaw plans strike over new Tax laws

2016-02-09 19:30

The National Union of Public Service & Allied Workers has given notice to embark on strike action against new Tax laws to be implemented on 1 March 2016.

Profit shifting changes could hit mining - report

2016-02-08 21:00

Rule changes regarding base erosion and profit shifting could add an additional layer of uncertainty for the future of the mining industry, according to a report.

INFOGRAPHIC: 20 facts to de-mystify tax laws

2016-02-05 07:47

Several sectors, notably unionised labour, have come out strongly against the new Taxation Laws Amendment Act, yet many of the changes need to be de-mystified.

The pros and cons of the new retirement laws

2016-02-04 10:30

What do the new retirement laws mean for your finances? Is it all bad news, or are there some benefits? Experts share their views.

Reforms could increase interest in tax free savings

2016-02-01 17:53

An expert expects tax law changes to lead to an upsurge of interest in retirement annuities, pension funds, provident funds and tax free savings accounts.

Pensioners, members untouched by new tax regulations - GEPF

2016-01-29 18:00

The Government Employees Pension Fund has assured its members and pensioners that the new Taxation Laws Amendment Act will not affect their pensions or benefits.

Why the new retirement laws are good for you

2016-01-29 06:15

What do these new retirement laws really mean and are they necessarily bad news? finweek explains the impact on your savings.

Presidency: We consulted widely on tax laws

2016-01-27 16:39

The Presidency has slammed reports that there was no consultation on the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

Cosatu planning to 'crush' new tax laws

2016-01-21 21:30

Cosatu has called on its members and workers in general to join in its efforts to “crush” new tax law amendments signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

 

VIDEO: Matthew Lester’s #SONA2016 snippets – Nkandla or the people

2016-02-10 07:47

In what's anticipated to be one of the most watched State of the Nation addresses in history, Matthew Lester has put together a string of videos looking at the issues.

R7m in bank notes nabbed at Durban airport

2016-02-09 18:28

The South African Revenue Service has intercepted R7m in bank notes from a passenger at King Shaka International Airport in Durban.

Airbnb hands over 1.2mn euros to Paris city coffers

2016-02-07 09:34

The home rental web platform Airbnb - which last year agreed to start charging users in Paris a tourist tax - handed over nearly 1.2 million euros to city authorities.

Matthew Lester: Going offshore vs RA? Don’t underestimate tax deductions.

2016-02-04 15:51

Matthew Lester applies his mind to a debate normally inspired by an ex-Zimbabwean, should I invest in a local retirement annuity or go offshore?

New tax laws open doors

2016-02-03 09:30

The new South African tax legislation has left many locals concerned. Has the outcry been a storm in a teacup? Schalk Louw, portfolio manager at PSG, weighs in.

Matthew Lester: SA on brink, hopes pinned on Gordhan

2016-01-31 17:53

By his own admission, Matthew Lester is not an economist but he fears for the direction South Africa is heading.

Sars hits back in standoff with Gordhan

2016-01-29 14:13

There is nothing illegal or out of the ordinary about its current review process as the process was approved by all relevant stakeholders, claims Sars.

Battle lines drawn at Sars as Moyane 'defies' Gordhan

2016-01-28 11:50

The battle lines at the SA Revenue Service have been drawn with Commissioner Tom Moyane seemingly defying Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on restructuring plans.

Changes to corrections of tax assessments

2016-01-26 17:29

A tax expert explains some of the consequences amendments to tax law could have for taxpayers wanting to dispute an assessment.

Matthew Lester ponders retirement: RA tax benefits vs offshore exposure?

2016-01-21 07:12

Should you take advantage of retirement fund tax benefits as submission dates draw near, or pass these off and invest offshore? Matthew Lester ponders the conundrum.

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