ARTICLES RELATING TO TAX EVASION

'Nearly a third' of British billionaires moved to tax havens

2019-03-07 13:56

Nearly a third of Britain's billionaires have either moved or are relocating to tax havens, where some have broken UK law by bankrolling political parties, a major investigation said on Thursday.

Netflix, Facebook, and Google will probably have a new tax to pay in SA – and that will hit consumers

2018-11-29 17:54

Regulations that will make online multinationals responsible for South African VAT are due to come into effect from April 1, 2019 – and price changes on their services seem inevitable.

EFF to introduce private bill to combat 'aggressive tax avoidance' by multinationals

2018-10-05 05:45

The party says multinational companies operating in SA and local companies listed aboard engage in a continuous cycle of aggressive tax avoidance "that is costing the country billions of rands in tax revenue".

Generations: The Legacy actor in court for tax evasion

2018-09-26 12:33

Actor Rapulana Seiphemo faces five counts of contravening the tax laws due to his failure to submit personal income tax returns to SARS.

Pop star Shakira is under investigation for possible tax evasion

2018-01-24 22:00

Judicial authorities in Spain say pop music star Shakira is under investigation for possible tax evasion during the three years before she officially moved to Barcelona.

#ParadisePapers: The rich may be richer than you thought

2017-11-08 14:26

A year after the Panama Papers, a massive leak of confidential information from Bermuda law firm Appleby has shown how corporations, hedge funds and individuals may have skirted taxes. Here is what has been reported so far.

Not another day in paradise as EU vows tax action after leaks

2017-11-07 09:57

The days in paradise may be numbered for those seeking refuge from heavy tax burdens in remote islands.

South Africans disclose R35bn in offshore assets to taxman

2017-09-19 20:06

South Africans have declared almost R35bn worth of foreign assets under the government-initiated special voluntary disclosure programme.

Ronaldo due in court over tax evasion claims

2017-07-31 09:08

Football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo appears in court near Madrid on Monday accused of evading millions of euros in taxes.

Warren Buffett calls out Trump on taxes

2016-10-10 22:35

Warren Buffett just fact checked Donald Trump: “He has not seen my income tax returns. I have paid federal income tax every year since 1944, when I was 13.”

 

Tax revolt both irresponsible and highly unlikely, say economists

2019-02-03 08:35

Economists and tax experts alike have said Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's call for a tax revolt is likely political posturing, as a real tax revolt would be difficult to pull off in SA.

Bonang Matheba's team confident her tax issues will be resolved before next court appearance

2018-11-14 13:05

Local media personality Bonang Matheba's management is confident that her tax issues will be resolved by the time she is next expected to appear in the Commercial Crimes Court.

Bonang Matheba's tax case postponed to next month

2018-10-04 13:32

The tax evasion case brought against media personality Bonang Matheba has been postponed until November 14 for her legal representatives to make further submissions.

Sars to hit 300 000 companies with fines

2018-09-16 06:00

The SA Revenue Service, as part of a move to boost its revenue collection, is looking to nail 300 000 companies with penalties for failure to submit corporate income tax returns.

#ParadisePapers - not a clear cut debate

2017-11-13 11:46

#ParadisePapers seems to be much of a replay of the #PanamaPapers, but in terms of respectability of jurisdictions and their standing in the financial world, Bermuda and Panama are not, and have never been, in the same league, explains tax expert Ernest Mazansky.

#ParadisePapers shows poor attempt to stop 'tax cheats' - Oxfam

2017-11-08 10:21

The #ParadisePapers leak exposes the “feeble” political attempts to stop tax cheats, says a spokesperson for Oxfam.

#ParadisePapers: F1 champ Hamilton avoided taxes on jet

2017-11-07 08:36

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton avoided paying taxes on his private jet using an elaborate scheme now under investigation by British tax authorities, new leaked documents revealed.

Ronaldo's agent summoned over tax evasion case

2017-09-06 14:47

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, has been summoned before a Spanish court as part of a probe into alleged tax evasion by the world player of the year.

How SARS will collect R28bn

2017-02-15 06:03

Treasury plans to raise an additional R28bn in revenue, but there are concerns about the ability of the South African Revenue Service to collect this, say analysts.

Pravin Gordhan’s 10-point solution to tax evasion

2016-07-14 14:45

Uniform and effective global strategies are needed to address tax avoidance, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his ten-point plan to tackle the scourge.

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