Gordhan to play it safe in mini budget

2016-10-23 09:04

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s mini budget is likely to be more notable for its lack of action on key constraints facing the economy than the bold reforms required to avert possible downgrades by the rating agencies.

#PravinGordhan: Matthew Lester’s questions

2016-10-17 13:30

Tax expert Matthew Lester says if there is substance to the charge against Pravin Gordhan, there has also been acute audit failure.

From the coalface: Is Moyane’s SARS deliberately sabotaging SA businesses?

2016-10-14 11:12

It appears that since Zuma-friendly SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane was appointed, the relationship between the tax collector and law-abiding businesses has turned hostile.

Competitiveness: How SA compares to countries with low tax rates

2016-10-10 15:59

SA's tax on business profits is higher than that of countries which have outperformed it in a global competitiveness survey, while business leaders have less trust in politicians.

Trump in a pickle over tax revelation

2016-10-03 14:40

The worst week of Donald Trump's presidential campaign ended with a bombshell report that he could have avoided paying federal income taxes for 18 years.

Special voluntary disclosure programme launched

2016-10-02 15:23

A Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme, announced by the Minister of Finance in the 2016 budget speech, has now come into effect.

How to make SA roar like Asian Tiger: privatise SOEs – fast. Expert analysis

2016-09-15 19:13

Why not partially privatise the commercially orientated state-owned entities and make them more efficient, asks UCT's Professor Mark Ellyne.

Kumba slapped with another R1bn tax bill

2016-09-13 11:26

Sishen Iron Ore Company, a subsidiary of Kumba, has received another hefty tax claim from the South African Receiver of Revenue.

John Maynard: SA tax system milking the ‘poor’ rich people

2016-09-12 07:57

An analyst looks at Sars' latest statistics, expressing concern for the dependence on a small number of citizens to supply the bulk of personal income tax to state coffers.

Frans Cronje: Stepping towards a ‘Nanny State’? Why sugar tax should be avoided.

2016-08-31 19:46

SA fought hard to reassert its freedoms from an overbearing state, but a tax like the one on sugary drinks will make us lose those rights yet again, says an analyst.


University chaos sparks wave of middle class capital flight

2016-10-21 16:16

As university exams get cancelled in the name of decolonising education, an unintended consequence is the export of another chunk of SA’s future tax base, says Alec Hogg.

Top seven tax myths dispelled

2016-10-16 07:38

You submit taxes every year, but how informed are you when it comes to tax? We dispel some of the most common tax myths.

Warren Buffett calls out Trump on taxes

2016-10-10 22:35

Warren Buffett just fact checked Donald Trump: “He has not seen my income tax returns. I have paid federal income tax every year since 1944, when I was 13.”

Facebook pays more UK tax after outcry

2016-10-10 14:43

Facebook paid £4.17m (R71.75m) in British corporation tax last year, up from just £4,327 in 2014, accounts showed Sunday.

Sars chief’s lover suspended amid deposits probe

2016-10-03 11:14

The SA Revenue Service has suspended the common-law wife of Sars chief officer Jonas Makwakwa amid a probe into suspicious deposits made between the two.

All Gauteng drivers should be protected on e-tolls - AA

2016-09-19 15:55

The rights of Gauteng road users who are not members of civil rights body Outa should be protected as much as those drivers who are members, says the Automobile Association.

Matthew Lester’s video intervention – Tax and the entrepreneur

2016-09-14 12:09

A tax expert dispels myth for entrepreneurs and SMEs, and says they stunt their growth potential by ignoring the benefits of registering as a tax unit.

India mulls sales tax changes

2016-09-12 12:45

An official says India's cabinet has approved the creation of a panel to determine details of a new national sales tax.

Apple case highlights 'trillions' in untaxed profits

2016-09-01 12:19

The huge back-tax bill European authorities slapped on Apple has put a spotlight on $2.4 trillion in untaxed earnings parked offshore by US companies.

Apple ordered to pay over R200bn in EU tax crackdown

2016-08-30 13:19

Apple Inc. was ordered to repay a record R209.4bn plus interest after the European Commission said Ireland illegally slashed the iPhone maker’s tax bill.

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