Matthew Lester goes back 30yrs: #FeesMustFall – where’s the private sector?

2015-11-10 07:31

The question was never going to be if, but rather when will the private sector get dragged into the #FeesMustFall debate, says Matthew Lester.

The perfect tax-free savings account?

2015-11-06 07:00

This year, there was a great deal of excitement among retail investors with the launch of tax-free savings accounts in the market. finweek looks at the advantages of one such savings account.

Nene's tough balancing act

2015-11-03 13:58

Tax revenue is declining, overspending on the wage bill has eaten into contingency reserves and spending on current payments is set to increase by 8.2%. What can we expect going forward?

How to fix #feesmustfall dilemma – tap into Govt slush funds, don’t raise taxes

2015-11-02 00:06

South Africa's political leadership are not exactly from the De Bono school of creativity. Neither do they possess a realistic grasp on economic realities.

Gold Fields, Sasol top in tax reporting

2015-10-29 11:17

Gold Fields and Sasol have clinched the top tax reporting awards in PwC’s Building Public Trust Awards for 2015.

Hopes pinned on indirect taxes

2015-10-25 16:10

Any tax changes for which Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene continues to pave the way, will hopefully focus on indirect rather than direct taxes, says an economist.

Tax incentive for young job-seekers to be assessed

2015-10-21 15:00

The Employment Tax Incentive for young work-seekers will be carefully assessed in due course, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Matthew Lester: Mini-budget loses shine. How to keep the wheels turning.

2015-10-21 11:20

Matthew Lester reflects on past medium-term budget policy statements, and says all he wants from the budget is the answer to three simple questions.

More tax initiatives on the horizon – economist

2015-10-20 07:46

Outperformance in revenue collection in the categories where tax reform has been announced suggests that more tax initiatives are on the horizon, warns an economist.

Save more and earn tax benefits

2015-10-16 10:00

In the fifth episode of the “Change in your pocket” series by BrightRock, financial journalist Maya Fisher-French discusses how saving more can lead to tax break benefits for retirement.


Transfer pricing drains us of tax blood

2015-11-08 19:00

Transfer pricing by multinationals has cost South Africa an estimated R250bn over three years and, with it, lost tax revenue.

How to fix SA

2015-11-06 06:30

With SA’s official unemployment rate increasing to 25.5%, the IMF cutting its growth forecast to 1.4% this year, and business confidence at its lowest levels in 22 years, experts share views on what they would do to fix SA.

10 quick tax claim tips for beginners

2015-11-02 16:24

Susan Erasmus provides some basics on how to keep the tax return process as painless as possible.

Matthew Lester: Free education, tax deduction for the rich

2015-10-29 16:35

Matthew Lester is crunching the national budget numbers in earnest searching for a solution to free tertiary education.

Matthew Lester: Taxpayer revolution. R90bn UIF surplus to the rescue.

2015-10-27 12:32

Following the recent student protests, Matthew Lester is again looking for solutions and turns his head towards the department of labour.

Higher taxes on the cards - expert

2015-10-22 11:03

Although Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene says Treasury will look for additional revenue sources with caution, he has not closed the door on hiking taxes, warns an expert.

SA collects R7.6bn less tax in 2015

2015-10-21 14:58

Slow economic growth and a steep decline in commodity prices resulted in R7.6bn less tax being collected in 2015/16, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has said.

Piketty's wealth tax call 'three years too late'

2015-10-20 11:53

Jobs, education and economic growth are what's needed to truly lift people out of poverty and broaden the country's tax base, says a tax expert.

Judge Bernard Ngoepe lashes tax dodgers

2015-10-18 16:41

Tax ombud Judge Bernard Ngoepe has slammed multinationals that transfer their profits offshore and criticised public officials who defend hopeless cases in court at taxpayers’ cost.

Germany could scrap tax breaks for diesel cars - minister

2015-10-15 12:15

German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks has said that the government should think about scrapping tax breaks for diesel cars and promoting electric automobiles instead.

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