4 common myths about financial emigration

2019-06-14 20:07

There is a lot of misinformation about SA's amended expatriate tax law and the process of financial emigration, says a specialist at Tax Consulting SA.

Culture of fear and racial tension at SARS, says Kieswetter

2019-06-05 06:01

New SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter says his engagement with employees has revealed a work climate marked by a culture of distrust in the leadership, as well as racial tension.

Here's how Section 12J investments will evolve this financial year

2019-05-04 10:00

It’s unlikely that property-backed Section 12J companies will continue to attract as much capital as in past years, says Jonty Sacks.

SARS, Tax Ombud agree to work together to resolve taxpayer complaints

2019-04-26 16:20

The South African Revenue Service and the Tax Ombudsman on Friday signed a what they called a "historic" memorandum of understanding with a view to improving their working relationship.

Financial emigration: What it involves

2019-04-07 19:45

A forex expert explains the ins and outs of financial emigration - an exchange control matter that allows a South African to be classified as a non-resident.

Tobacco companies to SARS: help us help you by tackling illegal smokes

2019-04-04 11:56

The Tobacco Institute of South Africa has again urged the SA Revenue Service to up the fight against the illicit tobacco trade.

15 things to know about Edward Kieswetter, the new head of SARS

2019-03-28 05:38

The new head of the tax service has worked at a long list of organisations, finding time to design his own house on the side.

Expat tax: Financial emigration could cost you - and it's not so simple, experts warn

2019-03-26 07:53

Financial emigration should not be implemented as a knee-jerk reaction to new South African expatriate tax laws, caution financial experts.

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.

Govts trying to squeeze more out of companies due to tax revenue pressures – expert

2019-03-17 08:24

Corporates must prepare to feel the pinch from various quarters as governments face mounting pressure to collect tax revenue, says an expert at Schroders.


Earn less than R500,000 a year? SARS says you don't have to file returns - here's why you probably should

2019-06-05 09:23

Maintaining an unbroken history with SARS could count in your favour later on.

Tax filing season: Don't miss out on your tax return

2019-06-04 17:16

SARS boss Edward Kieswetter on Tuesday announced that the threshold for tax returns has been lifted from R350 000 to R500 000, but taxpayers should still file their taxes if they believe they can get a return.

Why SA needs a wealth tax

2019-04-30 20:01

Despite significant efforts by the State to stimulate inclusive growth, the income gap between the rich and the poor has continued to widen in post-apartheid South Africa, says Ingrid Woolard.

Kieswetter must make SARS a 'jewel in the state crown' - Judge Davis

2019-04-09 12:25

Public trust in SARS has been dwindling over a number of years, but if the new commissioner can re-establish a culture of enforcement of the rules then it could help restore tax morality, Judge Dennis Davis said.

Industry body, BAT-SA deny claims tobacco manufacturer owes SARS R143m

2019-04-07 18:04

Allegations that BAT-SA owes SARS R143m are 'totally inaccurate', Francois van der Merwe, chair of industry body the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa, has said.

UPDATE: More SARS branches close due to strike

2019-03-29 12:16

A strike by members of Nehawu and the Public Servants Association at the SA Revenue Service entered its second day on Friday - the date on which all outstanding tax is due.

EFF joins outcry against 'secret' process to appoint new SARS commissioner

2019-03-27 11:47

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has joined the chorus of those objecting to the process of appointing a new SA Revenue Service boss.

Expat tax is ultimately fair - expert

2019-03-24 13:58

The 'hype' created about changes to the SA Income Tax Act relating to exemption of employment income earned abroad, is clouding its fairness, says an expert.

3 ways to maximise your retirement savings

2019-03-17 10:50

Maximising your contributions or making a lump sum payment towards your pension, provident or retirement annuity is the most efficient way to minimise the impact of rising taxes while building long term capital, says Regard Budler, head of product solutions at Momentum Corporate.

Expat tax: SARS at risk of losing even more money

2019-03-13 05:00

Expat amendments to the SA Income Tax Act, which is supposed to generate further revenue for the country, will probably create the opposite effect, warns a tax expert.

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