Matthew Lester: I’m not putting my money into tax-free savings accounts

2015-03-16 10:47

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s new tax-free savings accounts have been widely welcomed and described as a “no brainer” by the financial services sector

Budget 2015: AJ Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen – Nene’s got a tough road to walk

2015-02-25 11:08

Tax guru AJ Jansen v Nieuwenhuizen wonders whether Nene realises just how tough his job is going to be to balance his budget in the coming years.

Budget speech: Who to tax?

2015-02-23 06:00

The upcoming budget speech will be the first since 1994 that will require increased taxes to raise revenue structurally, says an economist.

Taxing times for Nene

2015-02-22 16:03

Employment, energy and infrastructure will loom large in the budget speech by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Modi promises stable taxes

2015-01-11 13:15

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to pursue predictable policies and ensure stable taxes in a bid to attract global investors.

Events will not derail Sars, says Nene

2014-12-21 19:05

Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene says he will do everything within his power to ensure the SA Revenue Service remains a model public institution.

Sars: Why Pillay is up for suspension again

2014-12-21 10:11

SA Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay is facing suspension again, but he is being offered an opportunity to defend himself.

China waives tax for foreign stock investors

2014-11-14 19:13

China's ministry of finance says it will waive a capital-gains tax for foreigners buying mainland Chinese stocks.

Irish tax changes may cost US groups billions

2014-10-14 18:52

Ireland's plan to close a "Double Irish" tax loophole could cost US companies including Apple and Google billions of dollars.

Sars must probe Lonmin, Ramaphosa - EFF

2014-09-19 20:29

The EFF has called on Sars to probe Lonmin and its directors for tax evasion after a report that the company paid about R200m in commissions to agents in Bermuda.


Germany threatens Coca-Cola with tax

2015-03-01 19:00

Germany's Federal Environment Agency says it may impose a tax on Coca-Cola to discourage it from increasing the use of disposable bottles.


No hike in VAT rate expected

2015-02-25 08:48

This is not the year for Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to increase the value added tax rate of 14%, says an industry expert.

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Tax-free savings a reality

2015-02-22 19:24

South Africans will be allowed to invest up to R30 000 a year in tax-free savings accounts.

Britain to get more tough on tax evasion

2015-02-22 15:26

Britain's government will consider introducing a law which would punish banks and accountants for helping people evade tax.

Mantashe worries about stirs at Sars

2014-12-22 09:36

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has expressed concern over disruptions at the SA Revenue Service in an interview with Netwerk24's Beeld newspaper.

Sars’ rogue unit approved at highest level - report

2014-12-21 14:17

An alleged covert Sars unit was approved at the highest levels of government and established in partnership with the National Intelligence Agency, a report says.

Over 3.8 million submit tax returns

2014-11-18 20:10

The SA Revenue Service says 3.8 million South Africans have already submitted their tax returns as the end to the tax season fast approaches.

France's unpopular Hollande vows no new taxes

2014-11-07 09:26

French President Francois Hollande says no new taxes will be imposed on anyone in France next year as he seeks to shake off record-low approval ratings.

Lonmin denies evading tax

2014-09-23 07:00

Lonmin says reports that it is evading tax are completely false after calls that the company should be investigated.

Austrian finance minister quits in tax row

2014-08-26 14:30

Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger has unexpectedly resigned from all his posts relating to a row over tax reform.

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