ARTICLES RELATING TO TAXES

Free higher education? Why it’s not possible in SA. Brilliant analysis!

2016-09-28 13:27

Free higher education will widen, not reduce, inequality - SA should instead fix the educational system, develop a modern tax system and stop raiding Treasury, says an analyst.

Is SA's tax incentive for young job-seekers working?

2016-08-28 11:30

The Employment Tax Incentive, which has already paid out R6bn, is being carefully assessed to decide whether it should be continued, refined or allowed to lapse.

India passes landmark tax reform

2016-08-03 19:16

India’s upper house of parliament has unanimously approved the creation of a national sales tax, a decade after the move was first proposed.

Australia taxes foreign home buyers as affordability bites

2016-06-19 12:18

Sydney is imposing new taxes on foreigners buying homes as concerns grow that Chinese investors are killing the "Great Australian Dream" of owning property.

Kenya seeks to boost tax collection to cut deficit

2016-04-19 18:35

Kenya, whose budget deficit this fiscal year unnerved investors, is recruiting new taxpayers and investing in technology to boost collections.

Nigeria targets elusive small traders in new tax drive

2016-04-04 18:53

Nigeria wants to squeeze small traders to boost tax revenues by 33% this year to offset a slump in oil revenues that has plunged the economy into its worst crisis for decades.

Congo orders mining, oil firms to pay tax in USD

2016-03-20 12:43

The decision is part of an attempt by authorities to increase reserves of foreign currency, weakened by a slump in global mining and oil prices that has hit government revenue.

Calculate how much you'll pay for your sins

2016-02-24 15:41

Smokers and drinkers will have to dock up much more for their indulgences. Calculate how much you’ll have to cough up for your “sins”.

Gordhan can get billions more with a VAT hike - economist

2016-02-24 07:38

If Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan increases VAT by just 1%, it could result in up to R20bn more for government, according to economist Arthur Kamp.

Trump: Tax code letting hedge funds get away with murder

2015-08-24 19:48

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has blasted hedge fund managers as mere "paper pushers", "getting away with murder" by not paying taxes.

 

Debate on base erosion and profit shifting heats up

2016-09-19 18:27

Base erosion and profit shifting will be one of the hot debates at the upcoming World CFO Congress taking place in Cape Town in November.

How SA can use wealth tax to cut poverty, unemployment

2016-08-11 06:33

A 'wealth tax' could significantly address two of SA’s triple challenges of joblessness, poverty and inequality – but it needs to be managed correctly, says an expert.

Outa heads down new roads

2016-07-14 16:43

Outa chairman Wayne Duvenage says the civil intervention unit’s focus is now firmly fixed on holding those who misuse taxpayers’ money to account.

Zim companies, individuals struggling to pay tax

2016-05-12 19:16

Zimbabwean companies are struggling to pay tax resulting in revenue mobilisation failing to meet targets, according to the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.

Sugar tax: Beverage industry to meet Treasury

2016-04-13 13:05

The Beverage Association of South Africa will be meeting the Treasury to discuss the details of a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.

Moyane hits out at naysayers and doomsday prophets

2016-04-01 17:23

Sars commissioner Tom Moyane lashed out at his detractors, saying he had proven wrong all those who doubted his character.

Calculate how much you'll save on tax

2016-02-24 16:11

The budget has provided some relief for low- and middle-income earners. Calculate your new monthly and annual tax amount.

Brace for bitter surprise from Gordhan

2016-02-24 13:09

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to deliver one of the country's toughest budgets yet and as he tries to trim the fat, a sugar tax could be on the cards.

Google to pay $140m in back taxes in Britain

2016-01-24 10:14

Google will pay about $140m in British back taxes amid mounting criticism that the internet giant and other major US companies have been scrimping on their tax bills.

Evenett: Devaluing FX – most ‘unimaginative’ policy needed to boost exports

2015-08-13 15:29

Currency devaluation is a crude measure and the reason behind China's devaluation is to weaken the link between the yuan and the US dollar, says an analyst.

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