VAT hike may be tempting - but analysts warn of risks

2020-02-24 05:01

Tax and accounting firms have calculated that an increase in the VAT rate to 16% could bring R25 billion in additional revenue.

SA staring 'down a barrel of a downgrade' if Eskom doesn't turn around soon – analyst

2019-10-17 05:00

Eskom's inability to deliver electricity supply during Spring is cause for concern, according to a tax expert.

Steinhoff seeks fresh start, nominates new auditor

2019-08-31 14:51

Steinhoff International Holdings nominated a new auditor as the retailer looks for a fresh start after an accounting scandal almost destroyed the company.

Mboweni spoke directly to rating agencies in Budget speech - tax expert

2019-02-26 07:24

In his Budget speech, Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni spoke directly to rating agencies to address some of their most important concerns, says David French, director of tax consulting at Mazars.

Permanent Sars commissioner vital for tax strategy - Mazars

2019-01-30 08:45

South Africa can ill-afford to have the South African Revenue Service without a permanent head for much longer, according to Mazars.

Impact of proposed tax amendments relating to cryptocurrencies

2018-07-18 11:23

In the recently issued Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill Treasury has proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act relating to taxing cryptocurrencies.

Budget 2018 does not tackle wasteful spending enough - expert

2018-02-26 19:47

Treasury made very little attempt at reigning in government expenditure in Budget 2018, says a tax consulting director at Mazars.

How to spot a fraudster in your company

2017-12-01 13:25

The typical South African company loses around 5% of its annual revenue to fraud, according to Christo Snyman, national director of forensic services at Mazars.

Understanding business rescue

2017-08-28 12:05

Business rescue has started to yield some positive results in South Africa, says Neil Miller of Mazars Recovery and Restructuring.

Treasury's plan to target trusts gains momentum - tax expert

2017-07-24 10:04

The Draft Taxation Laws Amendments Bill includes further changes to curb the tax-free transfer of wealth to trusts through a low interest or interest-free loan.


Mazars launches financial services entity

2019-10-25 14:56

Global audit and advisory firm, Mazars has launched a practice to offer skills and consulting services to businesses in the financial sector.

What Mboweni's growth plan could do for small businesses

2019-09-03 13:57

The economic policy paper released by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, shows that Treasury is finally taking new business growth in SA seriously, says a tax expert.

SARS taking steps to ensure religious organisations are tax compliant

2019-03-17 13:56

The revenue service is taking steps to ensure that public benefit organisations, like religious institutions, which are tax exempt remain tax compliant when it comes to their alternative revenue streams.

#Budget2019: You can bet on a gambling levy - tax experts

2019-02-23 08:30

A "gambling levy", to mitigate the negative effects of excessive gambling, was again proposed in Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's 2019 Budget speech.

Wills drawn up for free during National Wills Week

2018-09-13 18:09

South Africans should take advantage of the opportunity to have their wills drafted during this year’s Wills Week from 17 to 21 September.

The dark side of Budget 2018: VAT compliance

2018-02-27 19:24

It seems as if tax administration and compliance have taken a back seat in the ongoing struggle to fund the revenue shortfall, says a tax consultant at Mazars.

Common tax pitfalls relating to investment property

2017-12-18 18:47

Whether investing in property for long-term returns or for resale in the short term, taxpayers must know how their decisions will affect their tax liabilities.

Gordhan warning rings true in mini budget - tax expert

2017-10-25 21:44

Income taxes will almost certainly increase next year and the top income bracket will likely see the highest increases, says an expert in the wake of Gigaba's budget.

Companies urged to review employment equity plans

2017-08-16 19:29

The Department of Labour is intensifying its efforts to root out JSE-listed companies that contravene the Employment Equity Act, says an expert at Mazars.

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