South Africans disclose R35bn in offshore assets to taxman

2017-09-19 20:06

South Africans have declared almost R35bn worth of foreign assets under the government-initiated special voluntary disclosure programme.

Ronaldo due in court over tax evasion claims

2017-07-31 09:08

Football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo appears in court near Madrid on Monday accused of evading millions of euros in taxes.

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.”

Treasury making it harder to evade tax - Gordhan

2016-05-04 15:22

The Treasury is tightening up on tax evasion loopholes as part of measures to reach its target of collecting R1.169 trillion, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Two men at heart of Panama Papers leak speak out

2016-04-05 07:06

During a four-hour interview with Bloomberg, Mossack and Fonseca sounded like two men in retreat, as the go-go days of cranking out shell companies en masse for clients is over.

Matthew Lester: Vote out political bullies – something's gotta change

2015-10-01 07:47

Tax expert Matthew Lester says there just might be a political revolution on the go, and calls on the citizenry to stand up and vote out the bullies.

McDonald's grilled over labour, tax practice

2015-08-21 09:30

McDonald's has been accused of mistreating its employees and dodging taxes during a Senate hearing in Brazil where union leaders and workers voiced allegations.

Two more Swiss banks settle with US over tax

2015-06-04 10:30

Two more Swiss banks, Rothschild Bank AG and Banca Credinvest SA, have settled with US authorities over tax offenses under a voluntary programme.

Swiss scandal haunts HSBC's former boss

2015-02-10 20:00

The scandal at HSBC's Swiss private banking arm is particularly awkward for former executive chairperson Stephen Green, as the tax evasion saga develops.

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'.


Ronaldo's agent summoned over tax evasion case

2017-09-06 14:47

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, has been summoned before a Spanish court as part of a probe into alleged tax evasion by the world player of the year.

How SARS will collect R28bn

2017-02-15 06:03

Treasury plans to raise an additional R28bn in revenue, but there are concerns about the ability of the South African Revenue Service to collect this, say analysts.

Pravin Gordhan’s 10-point solution to tax evasion

2016-07-14 14:45

Uniform and effective global strategies are needed to address tax avoidance, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his ten-point plan to tackle the scourge.

Tycoon behind Zim ethanol firm named in Panama Papers

2016-04-05 18:48

A wealthy businessman who is the driving force behind the plant producing the ethanol all petrol in Zimbabwe must be blended with, has been named in the Panama Papers.

How South Africans fork out billions in ‘taxes’ collected by stealth

2016-02-22 12:52

Billions are garnered via unaccounted tax, making the tax burden on the public considerably higher than appears from official government figures, says an academic.

SA tops US, France on Swiss 'hidden' cash - report

2015-10-01 07:44

South Africa has ranked higher than several developed countries in an assessment of money 'hidden' in HSBC Swiss bank accounts, a report shows.

Sars gives olive branch to overseas tax evaders

2015-07-10 15:57

Sars has identified South Africans who use bank accounts overseas to evade tax liabilities - and it has given them an olive branch to come clean.

BSI bank to settle under US tax programme

2015-04-02 19:52

Swiss bank BSI has become the first of many Switzerland-based private banks to agree on a voluntary disclosure programme for tax-related offenses led by the US.

US firms not fleeing due to high tax - study

2015-02-09 14:45

When a series of big US firms moved to reincorporate abroad in inversion deals, some Republican lawmakers and tax policy critics blamed the high corporate tax rate.

Aus cracks whip on firms avoiding tax

2014-12-09 16:07

Australian tax officials are being embedded inside multinational corporations operating in the country to crack down on tax avoidance, says the treasurer.

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