Matthew Lester: Offshore disclosure door opens as #PanamaPapers leak lingers

2016-07-21 20:32

A new ruling gives non-compliant taxpayers a window to disclose offshore assets - but those who miss the boat could face criminal charges, warns a tax expert.

Gordhan: Only 1% at top benefit from globalisation

2016-07-15 07:00

Tax evasion is a contributor to inequality. This means that the poor and lower-middle class still have not experienced the benefits of globalisation.

How to bring down your tax burden

2016-07-11 19:53

No one can escape the taxman's noose, but there are ways to lessen your tax liability. An expert gives some tips and advice on how you can do this.

It's cool to pay taxes, says Sars boss Tom Moyane

2016-07-01 13:28

Paying taxes is "cool", says Sars commissioner Tom Moyane during a "walking for tax" initiative on the official opening of 2016's tax season, to create awareness.

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.


South Africans missing out on tax-free savings tool - survey

2016-07-19 11:31

Most South Africans are missing out on a tax-free savings tool that could bring massive rewards in the future, a survey reveals.

Pravin Gordhan’s 10-point solution to tax evasion

2016-07-14 14:45

Uniform and effective global strategies are needed to address tax avoidance, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his ten-point plan to tackle the scourge.

5 financial tips you might not have thought of

2016-07-05 07:00

People are willing to work hard to earn money, but spend no time protecting it or understanding how best to use it, says Dean Gerber, who has revealed his latest insights.

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.

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