The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
To make it easier for taxpayers to meet the deadlines to file their tax returns, SARS branches will be open from 08:00 to 13:00 during the month of October.
Tax filing season is now open, and the SA Revenue Service (Sars) is waiting for returns. Doing your tax is painful enough – don’t compound your misery with these own goals.
The trade union federation says it will not "support any attempt by government to balance budget shortfalls and deficits upon the backs of struggling workers".
One of the best-kept secrets of America’s billionaires is the size of their tax bills.
The South African Revenue Service appears to be abusing tax laws that allow for extended time for audits, documents and other delaying tactics, said the Democratic Alliance.
Government is increasing the dividend withholding tax rate to 20%, effective from February 22 2017.
The National Budget has confirmed the largest revenue shortfall relative to budgeted estimates since 2009/10, necessitating tax hikes bringing in an additional R28bn.
Should you take advantage of retirement fund tax benefits as submission dates draw near, or pass these off and invest offshore? Matthew Lester ponders the conundrum.
Matthew Lester looks at the use of VAT as a tax recovery mechanism.
A Fin24 user who is working abroad through a British agency wants to know if he can claim tax free status in South Africa.
Government's decision not to adjust income tax brackets for inflation is going to bite.
While the rate of personal income tax will not change this year, some income tax brackets will be tweaked, and Treasury will work to improve tax morality and administration.
A new ruling by the South African Revenue Service now requires that donations to trusts be taxed if the lender does not charge interest.
The hike in bond yields caused by President Jacob Zuma’s reshuffle and SA's downgrade to junk status will result in South Africa paying more for its high debt costs.
Despite a higher marginal income tax rate of 45% being introduced on taxable income over R1.5m, the National Budget maintained fiscal prudence, says OAM.
Government has proposed to implement a tax on sugary beverages, as soon as the necessary legislation is approved by Parliament and signed by the president.
When the government is looking for extra money, all signs point to personal income tax because hiking VAT and Company Tax have political implications, says a tax expert
Matthew Lester is still looking for a solution to the #FeesMustFall crisis and thinks it won’t happen unless everyone it affects gets involved.
A fascinating article by Matthew Lester on the Julius Malema tax saga.
South Africa's tax revenues jumped by 10.6% in the 2013/2014 fiscal year, helped by more people paying income tax due in part to tax changes, data shows.
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