ARTICLES RELATING TO TAX

SARS to cooperate with Ramaphosa's tax inquiry

2018-02-19 13:38

The South African Revenue Service says it will cooperate with an inquiry into its administration and governance, announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his State of the Nation Address.

Is it time to raise the VAT rate?

2018-02-18 13:17

A 2% increase in VAT could provide the cash needed to avoid fiscal slippage, says an expert.

Ramaphosa SONA financial roundup - 7 key takeaways

2018-02-16 22:15

President Cyril Ramaphosa has delivered his maiden State of the Nation Address in Cape Town to thunderous applause.

Taxpayers could fork out R30bn more to plug revenue hole

2018-02-15 07:13

Auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts the finance minister will announce tax hikes of at least R30bn in the Budget Speech scheduled for February 21.

SA's land audit makes case for land tax

2018-02-04 06:00

A proposed land value tax will be in addition to existing property rates. The audit appears to call for nationalisation of land using ‘land rights legislation’.

Winslyn looks at tax-free savings

2018-01-31 13:54

kykNET's Winslyn provides a short overview of tax-free savings, explaining how to keep things simple while saving as much as possible. (Afrikaans content.)

Should you open a tax-free savings account for your child?

2018-01-25 11:51

Opening a tax-free savings account for your child might seem like the right thing to do. But is it really?

Apple, returning overseas cash, to pay $38bn tax bill

2018-01-18 10:53

Apple says it will bring hundreds of billions of overseas dollars back to the US and pay about $38bn in taxes on the money.

Are you maximising your tax savings this RA season?

2018-01-16 10:24

PSG Wealth’s David Chard answers some of the key questions investors have when it comes to investing in an retirement annuity.

Save thousands in tax by diversifying your retirement savings

2018-01-10 10:42

Is it better to put more money into a retirement vehicle or to put some of it into discretionary savings? What do you need to keep in mind with regard to capital gains tax?

 

Zuma budget hole leaves SA with tough decisions on tax

2018-02-19 07:37

The finance minister on Wednesday will have to explain how SA will plug a R50.8bn hole in the country's finances.

Gigaba’s ‘tough budget’

2018-02-18 06:47

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will deliver a “tough and unpopular budget” that will include hikes in valued added tax- and personal income tax.

Ramaphosa announces SARS clean-up

2018-02-16 21:19

President Cyril Ramaphosa has shared his plan to set the country on a new path for growth, employment and transformation at SONA 2018.

Adjust or hike? Gigaba's VAT options to plug Treasury's revenue hole

2018-02-07 16:10

Ahead of the budget, PwC outlines how the finance minister could raise or tweak VAT to generate additional revenue.

This year a watershed for tax hikes - Deloitte

2018-02-02 06:32

Auditing firm Deloitte predicts 2018 will be a watershed year for tax increases, as Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba prepares a difficult budget speech.

SARS to probe tax compliance in religious sector

2018-01-26 21:41

SARS will be engaging with religious institutions on its plans to investigate tax non-compliance in the religious sector.

Expert explains earlier tax diversifying view

2018-01-19 13:21

In reaction to a personal finance article on how to save on tax by diversifying on retirement savings, a Fin24 user raises some aspects with which he does not agree.

Talk of wealth tax causing anxiety among super rich

2018-01-17 21:00

There is general discontent among high net worth individuals in SA who feel they are potentially being unfairly burdened by ever-increasing taxes, says an expert.

Save on tax by diversifying your retirement savings

2018-01-10 15:57

Maximising your tax efficiency could mean finding a balance between your discretionary and retirement savings, explains an expert.

Tax on disposable coffee cups gains steam

2018-01-07 11:03

British lawmakers have called on the government to impose a charge on disposable coffee cups and set a target to recycle all of them by 2023 - or ban them altogether.

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