ARTICLES RELATING TO TAXES

Why SA celebrates Tax Freedom Day six weeks later than in 1994

2017-05-25 07:19

Today May 25 is Tax Freedom Day – the date on which South Africans will have earned enough to pay all the taxes levied by government.

A response to Saffers complaining about proposed expat tax

2017-04-26 18:47

A planned tax regime, aimed at South Africans living in tax free havens, will contribute to the redistribution of some of the wealth in the country, writes Dhanyal Davidson.

To SA from Bermuda: There is no such thing as tax-free havens

2017-04-19 13:54

Not paying income tax does not necessarily mean South African expats pay no tax at all, writes a Fin24 user working in Bermuda, using payroll tax as example.

Poor economic growth dragging down tax revenue

2017-04-03 19:16

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says revenue collection has been impacted by poor economic growth.

Tax Ombud gets nod to investigate SARS

2017-03-20 17:44

The Tax Ombud has been granted permission to probe the South African Revenue Service over delayed refunds.

Taxing SA expats in Dubai: 3 points to consider

2017-03-20 13:40

Until I have confidence that my hard earned money goes to the benefit of the people of South Africa, I will do all in my legal power to not pay taxes, writes a Fin24 user.

Taxing SA's super rich: 'I object to the new 45% top tax'

2017-03-06 19:27

A Fin24 user impacted by the new upper tax bracket is of the view that an increase in Value-Added Tax should rather have been instituted.

MUST READ: 'Stop plucking the goose that lays the golden taxes'

2017-03-01 05:00

Fin24 users have described the new tax rate for the super rich as a major disincentive, amid calls for meaningful job creation and an appeal to value high income earners.

Judge Dennis Davis: SA's super rich likely not bitter over tax hike but …

2017-02-27 06:01

Amid fears of South Africans skipping the country over the new tax rate for those earning over R1.5m, Judge Dennis Davis reckons they likely have no qualms with the hike, but more so with how the money is used.

Trevor Manuel: SARS can't be made a political football

2017-02-26 15:57

SARS cannot be made a political football, says former finance minister Trevor Manuel as tensions reach boiling point between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and SARS head Tom Moyane.

 

Outstanding tax debt: Be careful of SARS' demands

2017-05-14 16:03

SARS’ standard processes and automated notices are not always fully aligned with the actual tax legislation, specifically regarding demands for taxes, cautions a tax expert.

Wealth tax: Game of hide and seek looms, says economist

2017-04-25 21:15

People are going to spend more time hiding their wealth, says economist Mike Schussler as the finance ministry wants a study into an annual wealth tax.

INFOGRAPHIC: Breaking down the petrol price

2017-04-05 17:20

Taxes make up a big part of the price you pay for petrol. Have a look at this infographic to see exactly where your money goes.

MUST READ: SA expatriate in Philippines dismisses high life myth

2017-03-22 13:59

South Africans working abroad hardly live extravagantly or travel the world over - and the job comes at the painful cost of friends and family, says an expatriate.

SA expatriates launch #taxpetition group

2017-03-20 14:15

The South African Expatriates Tax Petition Group seeks to advance the interests of South Africans earning income outside of South Africa and who might become liable under new legislation to pay more taxes.

South African working in Dubai worried stiff over new tax plans

2017-03-16 15:12

A South African working in Dubai is disturbed by a proposal that could subject him to paying tax back home.

Taxes: Feeding an incompetent state?

2017-03-03 19:18

This year will be the worst ever for South African taxpayers and the next two years are projected to be even worse, says Garth Zietsman, statistician at the Free Market Foundation.

Is South Africa’s tax mix appropriate?

2017-02-28 05:00

We need to ask ourselves if Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan engaged the ‘appropriate lever’ in fulfilling an urgent need to raise an additional R28bn of revenue, says Tracy Brophy.

Something is rotten in RSA, cautions tax ombud

2017-02-26 20:00

Judge Bernard Ngoepe, South Africa’s first tax ombud, has expressed concern over the political stability in South Africa and the ailing economy.

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Have a look at this infographic to see how the tax announcements in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget will affect you.

Have a look at this infographic to see how the tax announcements in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget will affect you.

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