Tributes pour in for noted SA tax expert Matthew Lester

2018-03-14 10:51

Lester was widely acknowledged as one of the foremost tax experts in South Africa.

Matthew Lester’s video intervention – Tax and the entrepreneur

2016-09-14 12:09

A tax expert dispels myth for entrepreneurs and SMEs, and says they stunt their growth potential by ignoring the benefits of registering as a tax unit.

#PanamaPapers – secrets not so safe. Disclose or face Gordhan’s wrath

2016-04-11 07:20

Tax guru Matthew Lester says that while Panama has never been a favoured destination for SA, preferring the Channel Islands or Mauritius, there are sure to be a few more named.

Matthew Lester: Nene’s last stand – preservation. Will Gordhan revisit?

2016-01-25 07:29

As the current tax year comes to an end and new legislation looks set to kick in, Matthew Lester is sinking his teeth into the countless issues on the go.

Matthew Lester: Do I even want a retirement fund?

2016-01-17 11:55

For years advisers have said you can't beat provident funds, but with new legislation about to kick in it’s time to re-evaluate that golden rule, says a tax expert.

Matthew Lester: #FeesMustFall – Legalise dope? Sin taxes not the answer.

2015-11-10 15:24

Sin tax is budgeted at R32bn for 2015 to 2016, before the inclusion of VAT. Given the #FeesMustFall crisis, a tax professor looks at it as the potential answer.


Matthew Lester: #feesmustfall – where is the private sector?

2016-10-02 16:59

Looking at its contribution to universities, tax guru Matthew Lester says the private sector simply sticks its head in the sand and withdraws further away from the problem.

Matthew Lester: Offshore disclosure door opens as #PanamaPapers leak lingers

2016-07-21 20:32

A new ruling gives non-compliant taxpayers a window to disclose offshore assets - but those who miss the boat could face criminal charges, warns a tax expert.

Matthew Lester’s SONA wishlist: #FeesMustFall – more than just a fee freeze

2016-02-08 17:55

While Matthew Lester was astounded by President Jacob Zuma’s offer to pay back the money, he also has a SONA vision.

Matthew Lester: New tax reforms, new opportunities

2016-01-18 19:21

The latest tax and preservation amendments have many consequences and applied correctly, the package provides a range of new opportunities, says Matthew Lester.

Matthew Lester usually pro-choice. But on Provident Funds, pro-preservation.

2016-01-15 07:31

Tax expert Matthew Lester is pro-preservation about new tax incentives signed by President Jacob Zuma, saying it’s in the best interest of pensioners.

Matthew Lester: #FeesMustFall - Widen tax exemption to R500k

2015-11-04 06:25

Matthew Lester is still looking for a solution to the #FeesMustFall crisis and thinks it won’t happen unless everyone it affects gets involved.

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