ARTICLES RELATING TO TAX

SA should tax digital giants - PwC

2015-05-26 11:16

International companies that supplied content to South Africa via online streaming or subscription services should pay their fair share of tax, says PwC.

Debt is SA's destiny - report

2015-05-22 14:04

Rising government expenditure which outstrips tax revenue can only mean higher taxes and more financial pain for households, says a report.

Closing the loophole on retirement annuities and estate duty

2015-05-14 07:49

In 2008, the maximum age at which you could contribute to a retirement annuity was removed and retirement fund benefits were excluded from the dutiable estate.

Tips to be ready for the tax season

2015-05-07 17:29

When it comes to tax returns preparation is everything, so it is time to get moving, cautions an expert.

EU to delay decisions on tax deals

2015-05-06 09:30

EU regulators will miss a June deadline to decide whether tax deals granted by individual member states to companies including Starbucks are legal.

Ngcobo to preside over SARS disciplinary proceedings

2015-04-28 20:00

Former Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo will preside over the disciplinary hearing of suspended deputy SA Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Ivan Pillay and group executive Peter Richer.

Lackay: SARS didn’t spy on Zuma

2015-04-24 10:53

SARS did not operate a “rogue” unit that spied on President Jacob Zuma and other politicians, says former SARS media spokesperson Adrian Lackay.

Beware of pitfalls when buying goods online

2015-04-22 18:18

A Fin24 user is not sure what the implications are when he buys overseas goods online.

Value of tax free savings questioned

2015-04-19 15:38

There are ways - including focusing on children - to benefit more from the new tax free savings options, despite the low limits, says an expert.

Tax on payment in overseas currency

2015-04-16 13:43

A Fin24 user is not sure how to have money he earned in a foreign currency successfully transferred into rand.

 

Are your taxes taxing you?

2015-05-24 15:00

Naeem Khan found that filing a complaint with the tax ombudsman meant his dispute with the taxman was quickly and easily resolved.

India ignored warnings on foreign investor tax row

2015-05-19 13:15

India's Finance Ministry could have sidestepped a damaging multibillion-dollar tax row with foreign investors if it had acted on regular warning letters.

Capital gains tax exclusion questioned

2015-05-11 16:09

A Fin24 user has a question about how to interpret the exclusion allowed on capital gains tax.

EU to cut sales tax on online newspapers

2015-05-07 13:50

The EU executive will propose cutting the bloc's sales tax on online newspapers in a move that would bring them into line with print media, says EU president.

Pravin Gordhan sucked into Sars saga

2015-05-03 11:33

SARS’ lawyers have been battling to get Pravin Gordhan to testify against his former deputy commissioner, sources familiar with the matter tells City Press.

SARS disbands secret intelligence unit

2015-04-28 15:16

SARS has disbanded a secret intelligence unit that was created unlawfully in 2007 and has damaged the public’s confidence in the institution, a government investigation has found.

How can I access my R600k RA tax free?

2015-04-23 02:58

A Fin24 user who has contributed more than 15% into a retirement annuity seeks advice on the best option to access these funds at retirement, possibly tax free.

UK bank tax jump threatens HSBC, StanChart move

2015-04-20 15:00

HSBC and StanChart based in London are looking for a new home in Asia as a big jump in a tax on UK banks makes staying in Britain increasingly painful.

Germany should cut taxes, say economic bodies

2015-04-17 10:15

Germany should use its strong fiscal position to lower taxes, leading German, Swiss and Austrian economic institutes say.

Variation on tax on earnings while abroad

2015-04-16 12:59

A Fin24 user lives with his wife who works abroad and wants to know about tax on his earnings for a South African company.

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