Help for taxpayers: Tax breaks, relaxed rules for companies, some individuals amid crisis

2020-03-30 12:57

Treasury has announced new emergency measures to boost companies' cash-flow and prevent job losses due to the coronavirus crisis.

Sars will now let you claim up to R452 per day for food and related work expenses

2020-03-12 06:37

International work-related travel expenses have remained unchanged, but own-car travel rates have increased.

Anyone can be subjected to a Sars lifestyle audit – here’s what to expect

2020-03-07 09:45

Whether in the public or private sector, lifestyle audits aim to achieve one broad objective: to establish if an individual is living above his or her means illegally.

A new anti-emigration plan will soon make it easier to move up to R10 million out of SA

2020-02-28 05:52

Finance minister Tito Mboweni said “financial emigration” will be phased out by March 2021.

With more than 800 dead, the Wuhan coronavirus has killed more people than the SARS outbreak

2020-02-09 12:35

The Wuhan coronavirus death toll has surpassed that of SARS, another deadly virus that originated in China in the early 2000s and killed 774 people.

Airlines are cutting flights to China — and the coronavirus could be a 'substantial' risk for the industry, an analyst warns

2020-01-29 09:36

United said it was canceling 24 flights to China in February as demand plummets due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Here's how the deadly Wuhan virus could impact the global economy, based on what we know about past outbreaks

2020-01-23 09:22

The Wuhan virus, which has infected over 400 people and killed 9 in China, is spreading around the world. A pandemic could affect many businesses.

A mysterious pneumonia outbreak is causing panic in China, and nobody knows where it came from

2020-01-08 08:40

The outbreak has been traced to a seafood market in the central city of Wuhan, China. Nearby countries are responding with health warnings.

Sars is set to be R215 billion short by the end of this tax year – here are six ways that will make you poorer

2019-10-19 16:02

The failure to collect enough tax is going to haunt consumers in coming years. Here's what that will look like.

Thanks to a five-year tax battle we found out who gifted a SA model R150 million: Lebanon’s prime minister

2019-10-01 21:36

Their relationship has since ended, and Van der Merwe said she therefore sued Sars R1 billion for loss of income.


Mboweni's exceptional business tax measures to combat coronavirus impact

2020-03-29 16:34

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has announced a number of "exceptional tax measures as part of the fiscal package outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

How the coronavirus compares to SARS, swine flu, Zika, and other epidemics

2020-03-11 08:47

To some, the coronavirus outbreak is reminiscent of SARS, swine flu, Zika, and other epidemics that have caused panic in recent memory.

Ramaphosa assures SA: Government is fixing NPA, SARS

2020-03-03 19:56

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured South Africans that the government is taking steps to resurrect key institutions like the the National Prosecuting Authority and the South African Revenue Service.

The new coronavirus has killed nearly 3 times as many people in 8 weeks as SARS did in 8 months.

2020-02-21 11:20

SARS killed 774 people between November 2002 and July 2003. More than 2,100 people have died from the new Wuhan coronavirus since December.

SARS will now use artificial intelligence to make ‘it hard and costly’ to dodge tax

2020-02-06 05:21

SARS said it would also modernise its system to provide a streamlined offering to the public.

Health experts issued an ominous warning about a coronavirus pandemic 3 months ago. Their simulation showed it could kill 65 million people.

2020-01-24 09:01

The virus in the simulation was a fictional one called CAPS, but it bears some similarities to the Wuhan coronavirus.

The last time China was hit by a deadly illness like the Wuhan virus, it covered it up and 774 people died. There are fears it could happen again.

2020-01-21 12:01

China tried to cover up the deadly SARS virus in 2003, and observers are closely watching China as it deals with a new virus outbreak.

SARS wins R1bn tax evasion case against Africa Cash & Carry

2019-11-28 19:22

The South African Revenue Service welcomed the judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal that brought to an end a protracted dispute with Africa Cash & Carry, it said in a statement on Thursday.

Secret intelligence report into SARS unit a 'travesty' and 'false', says former taxman

2019-10-02 12:44

The secret and disputed report by the inspector-general of intelligence into the SARS investigative unit which was released by the EFF this week is a "travesty", says former deputy commissioner of SARS Ivan Pillay.

Fewer delays in tax refunds, many taxpayers now paid within 48 hours - audit firm

2019-09-19 07:36

"eFiling is significantly more user-friendly," according to tax firm Mazars.

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