ARTICLES RELATING TO TAXES

Gordhan: No wasting of taxpayers' money

2014-04-07 14:17
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The government owes it to taxpayers to spend their money wisely, honestly and efficiently, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

UK hikes tax on gambling machines

2014-03-19 20:09

Britain has raised taxes on high-stakes gambling machines, hitting the shares of bookmakers that rely on them for a growing share of their betting shop income.

Anger management classes for tax inspectors

2014-03-11 18:19

Greek tax inspectors are being offered anger management classes after the government said they would have to continue enforcing a deeply unpopular emergency tax.

Spain slashes sales tax on art

2014-01-24 19:40

Spain's government has cut a tax on sales of works of art as to help the cultural industry, which has been howling about the impact of a 21% sales tax.

Energy-saving firms to get tax cuts

2013-12-04 11:55

Tax incentives are being introduced for businesses that can show measurable electricity savings, the energy department says.

Ex-UBS banker wanted in tax probe

2013-10-21 13:21

A former top executive at Swiss bank UBS wanted in the United States for allegedly helping wealthy Americans avoid paying tax was arrested in Italy, says police.

UK's Labour party wants to hike bank taxes

2013-09-23 14:51

Britain's Labour party says it will increase taxes on banks' balance sheets and introduce a levy on bankers' bonuses to fund welfare if it wins the 2015 election.

Tax returns freaking you out?

2013-08-13 09:51

Are you worried about completing your tax returns? Don’t fret – we’ve got expert tips for you.

CEO: UK consumers can drive tax change

2013-06-25 19:20

Britain's consumers, rather than its politicians, are more likely to bring about change in the country's taxation regime, says Sainsbury boss.

Facing up to fiscal constraints

2013-02-25 11:12

While hopes of economic stability are pinned on the budget speech, it will take time for the government to turn the fiscal corner, says a leading economist.

Oldest Swiss bank victim of US tax probe

2012-01-27 15:11

Wegelin bank has had to sell its non-US business to shield it from fallout with US authorities as it faces a potential probe into assisting US taxpayers to hide assets.

Vodafone wins India tax case

2012-01-20 10:55

A court has ruled in favour of Vodafone, saying India's tax department has no jurisdiction over it in a dispute over a $2bn tax bill.

Tanzania not rushing new mining taxes

2011-09-25 12:43

Tanzania is not rushing to raise taxes on miners but expects to have an arrangement in place by the end of the financial year, says the finance minister.

Buffett: Stop coddling the super rich

2011-08-15 13:19

Billionaire Warren Buffett says in a New York Times article that he and his wealthy friends have been indulged long enough by billionaire-friendly lawmakers.

 

Rwanda might offer tax breaks

2014-03-26 18:07

Rwanda may offer reduced tax rates for investors in energy, transport and logistics, as well as to fund managers and export-oriented projects.

Call for Spain to cut rates, hike VAT

2014-03-14 19:36

Spain must cut individual and business tax rates and increase levies on items from alcohol to fuel to repair one of Europe's lowest tax takes, proposals show.

Britain cuts big companies' tax bill

2014-01-30 14:25

Britain cut the tax bills of many of its biggest firms by 26% last year as government efforts to cut the nation's debt stir controversy.

Vodafone's Indian tax woes grow

2013-12-19 16:35

Vodafone has received a final tax demand of about $604m from Indian authorities, adding to its tax disputes in the country.

E-tolls is different to tax, VAT

2013-10-21 13:33

E-tolls is not a mere PAYE or VAT line on your payslip or retail receipt. It whisks away your money every time you try to get to work to earn your daily bread, writes a Fin24 user.

We don't need handouts to create jobs - Numsa

2013-10-15 17:12

Offering tax incentives to employers will not help solve the ticking time bomb of youth unemployment, says the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Tax returns freaking you out?

2013-08-14 00:00

Are you worried about completing your tax returns? Don’t fret – we’ve got expert tips for you.

Grants place huge burden on taxpayers

2013-06-27 12:08

SA now has more people on social welfare than with jobs and the tax base may not grow fast enough to cope, warns a research body.

Sars warns taxpayers on new deadline

2013-03-12 20:00

The SA Revenue Service has urged taxpayers to make all outstanding payments by March 28 due to the upcoming public holiday and to avoid any last-minute rush.

Tax dodgers in state's sights

2012-02-22 16:12

The authorities are to clamp down on tax evaders, says the finance minister, while a voluntary disclosure programme yielded more than R1bn in revenue.

Romney unveils $6.2m tax bill for 2010/11

2012-01-24 16:56

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has released tax returns showing he will pay $6.2m in taxes on $42.5m income for 2010/11.

US Congress poised to pass payroll tax cuts

2011-12-23 09:56

After months of bitter disagreement, lawmakers are expected to pass a payroll tax cut extension that President Barack Obama argues is vital to the health of the US economy.

Tax on NHI not expected in short term

2011-09-23 10:43

An industry body says it has been told by a Treasury official that a tax to fund the national health insurance will not be imposed immediately.

The US economy's ticking timebomb

2011-07-05 21:06

The world faces meltdown if the US can't cut its deficit, says Greta Steyn.

Far from ideal

2011-03-01 21:59

SA's industrial policy could do a lot more for small businesses, says Greta Steyn.

 
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