Sars sees grapes, not wine when taxing farmers

2016-06-17 06:00

A recent judgment shows the pitfalls for farmers in terms of how they have to account for any produce that has not been disposed of at the end of their tax year.

How well do you understand your death benefit?

2016-06-07 10:02

Understanding your retirement fund death benefits is important - you have to be aware whether your lump sum will be subject to tax or estate duty.

Open letter to Gordhan: Reputations at stake – SARS, FSB need your attention

2016-05-12 10:20

The two stars in South Africa’s financial firmament - Sars and the FSB - need some attention as there are issues which could tarnish their reputation, says an analyst.

Hundreds of $ millionaires ditch SA for Mauritius

2016-05-05 11:21

The strong growth in millionaires in Mauritius has been driven by strong economic growth and secure ownership rights and as such has become a major retirement destination.

Sars hits non-compliant cash and carry sector with R600m

2016-04-20 12:34

At least 50% of cash and carry businesses inspected by Sars so far have been found to be non-compliant with regard to registration, filing or payment.

UK home presales drop 33% as tax burden rises

2016-04-18 12:30

Demand for London homes under construction has slumped by 33% in the first quarter as a new tax on overseas buyers and high values damped demand.

G20 embraces crackdown on tax havens, shell companies

2016-04-17 19:00

The world's leading economies have embraced a new crackdown on tax havens and the use of shell companies to hide money.

Retirement and tax: What you need to know

2016-04-12 13:09

SPONSORED: When planning for your retirement you need to consider the impact of tax, but it shouldn’t be your primary concern.

#PanamaPapers – secrets not so safe. Disclose or face Gordhan’s wrath

2016-04-11 07:20

Tax guru Matthew Lester says that while Panama has never been a favoured destination for SA, preferring the Channel Islands or Mauritius, there are sure to be a few more named.

Panama Papers: BHP Billiton unaware of ‘high risk’ review

2016-04-04 14:14

BHP Billiton says it was unaware of Mossack Fonseca's internal assessment after the Panama Papers leak showed that a financial transaction sparked a “high risk” warning.


Gordhan rejects accusations he misused SA public money

2016-06-12 18:06

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has rejected accusations that he misused public money to set up an investigative unit when he led Sars.

Watch out for new scam, Sars warns small businesses

2016-06-06 10:02

Sars says small businesses must be on the lookout for scammers who pretend to be Sars representatives and demand 'outstanding payments' on undeclared taxes.

The advantages of endowments

2016-05-11 12:22

In the increased capital gains tax environment, investors will be surprised to discover the advantages of managing a trust’s share portfolio in an endowment.

Allan Greenblo: Zuma’s Nkandla tax shock – Pay SARS the money

2016-04-21 14:43

President Jacob Zuma’s personal tax liability for the gift of Nkandla presents South Africa with another test for the country’s rule of law, says a tax expert.

Income boost from tax law changes possible

2016-04-19 17:37

There seems to be very little understanding of the debilitating impact the existing practice for the majority of provident fund members has on long-term retirement earnings.

Have you declared your offshore interests?

2016-04-18 11:47

Are your offshore investments fully tax compliant and disclosed to relevant authorities? Tony Barrett, financial advisory wealth manager at FNB, breaks down the most recent tax amnesty.

Matthew Lester: Round 1 – Sanitising the offshore stash

2016-04-13 07:25

Matthew Lester looks at the good and bad news with regards to the second offshore voluntary disclosure programme.

How to be tax-savvy when your hobby becomes profitable

2016-04-11 12:29

We give you some pointers on how to navigate the tax landscape when you turn a hobby into a source of income.

Panama alarmed as leak threatens finance sector

2016-04-05 12:49

Alarm has spread through Panama as concerns rose that a massive data leak from one of its legal firms could threaten its vital financial services sector.

African governments aren't taxing the rich

2016-04-04 11:34

Rhiannon McCluskey, researcher at the International Centre for Tax and Development, looks at why African governments should tax the wealthy. This article originally appeared in The Conversation Africa.

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