ARTICLES RELATING TO TAX

Tax-free lump sum

2015-01-26 12:10

A Fin24 user wants to invest a tax-free lump sum in an investment policy.

Zambia's new president to keep mineral royalty tax

2015-01-25 15:44

Zambia will maintain a mineral royalty tax despite fears it could lead to mine closures, President Edgar Lungu said as he was inaugurated in the nation's capital.

Tax on living expenses

2015-01-23 15:30

A Fin24 user who is unable to work wants to know if she is liable for tax on money sent by her sons abroad to pay for her upkeep.

Fringe benefit tax may create car buying rush

2015-01-20 18:52

This year could see several changes to tax regulation, including employer provided rental accommodation tax and fringe benefit tax on company cars.

Tax on the sale of a business

2015-01-15 18:17

A Fin24 user wants to know if there is tax on the proceeds of the sale of a business.

Provident fund tax

2015-01-14 15:00

How much will I be taxed on my pension payout at retirement, asks a user.

'Media fight' about suspensions worries Sars

2015-01-14 10:05

The South African Revenue Service is concerned that the media is being used to fight internal disciplinary processes.

Tax and kids' gifts

2015-01-12 15:41

A Fin24 user asks if the money she receives from her children is taxable.

SA seeing ‘beginnings of a tax revolt’

2015-01-09 16:23

There’s a strong warning from the deputy CEO of the SA Institute of Tax Practitioners: He worries that the country is now experiencing the beginnings of a tax revolt.

Is financial help from kids taxable?

2015-01-08 17:35

A Fin24 user wants to know whether the money her children have been giving her is taxable.

Flying days and tax when working abroad

2015-01-07 18:15

A Fin24 user working abroad wants to know whether days taken to fly to and from SA would count for determining her tax due.

Four things to remember when making charitable donations

2014-12-30 12:48

With the provisional tax deadline on the horizon, its valuable to keep these four things in mind when donating to charity, especially if you want to benefit from the tax breaks.

Public can comment on tax report

2014-12-23 14:08

The first interim report of the Davis Tax Committee on base erosion and profit shifting is now available for public comment.

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.

 

Investing a tax-free lump sum

2015-01-26 11:38

A Fin24 user wants to invest a tax-free lump sum in an investment policy.

Hudaco to settle R312m tax debt

2015-01-25 08:55

Hudaco Industries will part with R312m in final settlement of a tax debt that has been hanging over the industrial and electronics group for almost two years.

Sars suspends Pillay for second time

2015-01-23 12:52

SA Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay has been suspended for the second time in two months.

Obama speech to call for closing tax loopholes

2015-01-18 17:30

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address will propose closing multibillion-dollar tax loopholes used by the wealthiest Americans.

Pillay has till Jan 16 to appeal Sars decision

2015-01-14 20:00

Deputy Sars commissioner Ivan Pillay has until Friday to give the SA Revenue Service reasons not to suspend him.

Tax on provident fund payout

2015-01-14 12:08

A Fin24 user wants to know how much tax he can expect to pay on a payout from his provident fund when he retires.

Tax on withdrawal from a trust

2015-01-13 16:31

A Fin24 user wants to know if money she has withdrawn from a trust created by her husband and herself is taxable.

Warning from Keith Engel: SA seeing ‘beginnings of a tax revolt’

2015-01-09 16:22

There’s a strong warning from the deputy CEO of the SA Institute of Tax Practitioners: he worries that the country is now experiencing 'the beginnings of a tax revolt'.

Credit Suisse Milan offices searched

2015-01-08 13:56

Credit Suisse says its offices in Milan have been searched by Italian tax police, following media reports of an investigation.

Sars suspends Richer again

2015-01-07 18:43

Sars has announced that its strategic planning and risk group executive, Peter Richer, has been suspended again.

Procedure important when objecting to Sars

2015-01-07 17:37

A Fin24 user ran into trouble with Sars after working abroad for a South African company and then hit some problems when trying to object.

Spat over taxman's new wheels

2014-12-24 10:23
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New tax chief Tom Moyane is driving a brand-new, luxury 4x4 because it seems the taxman often needs to maneuver rough terrain.

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
114 comments

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.

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