Zuma's new laws

2017-01-19 12:49

On January 11, President Jacob Zuma signed several Bills into law, including seven tax and employment-related amendments. finweek takes a look at what these amendments mean for you.

It’s going to be a taxing year

2017-01-08 07:44

The fate of at least two far-reaching new taxes will be announced in February when the finance minister delivers the Budget Review.

Households less vulnerable to economic shocks

2017-01-03 17:57

Lower debt levels are making households less vulnerable to economic and interest rate shocks, says FNB household and property sector strategist John Loos.

Majority of taxpayers are older than 25 - report

2016-12-29 18:23

The latest Tax Statistics report reveals that the majority of taxpayers are aged between 25 and 54.

Last member of Sars tax fraud syndicate sentenced

2016-12-26 21:29

The last member of a syndicate that systematically defrauded Sars has been given two prison sentences of 15 years each, Sars says in a statement.

Taxpayers warned to be on scam alert

2016-12-21 07:46

The SA Revenue Service is warning taxpayers, including corporate organisations, to be on the lookout for certain scams during the festive period.

Coca-Cola explains the sour side of a sugary tax on SSBs

2016-12-07 20:18

A tax on sugar-laden beverages may jeopardise Coca-Cola's investment plans in South Africa. However, there is an alternative to the sugary tax, the soda giant tells Fin24.

About 40% of SA taxpayers registered in Gauteng

2016-11-30 13:58

The Gauteng province had the largest number of taxpayers for the 2015 tax year in South Africa, according to the tax statistics report.

Fiddling with tax won't boost small business - Davis committee

2016-11-29 18:26

Entrepreneurship cannot be driven by the tax system and the current tax regime is adequate for small business growth, says Judge Dennis Davis, head of the Davis Tax Committee.

Do you need to file a tax return for 2016?

2016-11-23 06:00

It is that time of the year where everyone is talking about doing their tax returns before the 25 November 2016 deadline.


Black Friday provides boost for SA retail sales

2017-01-18 19:03

Retail sales in November increased by 3.8%, mostly because of Black Friday. However this boost may be short-lived in the coming months.

Is Gordhan/Moyane stand-off linked to alleged Zuma Cabinet shuffle?

2017-01-06 14:13

Speculation that President Jacob Zuma will fire Pravin Gordhan could be related to the finance minister's professed lack of reliance in the Sars commissioner.

India's Modi unveils handouts, tax breaks after cash ban

2017-01-03 14:46

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a series of cash handouts, cheaper loans and tax breaks for women, farmers and businesses.

Beware of international estate duties when investing offshore

2016-12-29 15:33

More than ever, South Africans are looking into investing offshore, but this is not without risks, cautions an expert at Sovereign Trust (SA).

Online hope for matriculants without campus access

2016-12-21 18:17

There is hope for the estimated eight out of ten matrics in SA who will not be able to study on a campus in 2017.

Land taxes – foundation hammers Judge Davis’ recommendations

2016-12-20 05:31

The South African Constitutional Property Rights Foundation has clashed with Judge Davis four times and found him disingenuous and or untrustworthy. At the very least.

Judge Dennis Davis sets record straight on role of tax inquiry

2016-12-02 11:46

In a radio show, Judge Dennis Davis reiterated that his committee's role is not to investigate the closure of certain units within the South African Revenue Service that were shut down previously.

7 things to know from the latest tax statistics report

2016-11-30 05:30

Sars and National Treasury released its latest tax statistics report this week. Here are seven facts you should know.

Sars receives 5.74 million submissions as tax hikes loom

2016-11-28 20:13

The taxman received altogether 5.74 million tax returns by its November 25 deadline, as taxpayers face increases to be announced in the February 2017 budget.

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