Category Archives: Tax

SARS INTEREST ON PROVISIONAL TAX

As with various other business transactions, taxes in their various forms also attract interest, either payable by the taxpayer to SARS, or due to the taxpayer from SARS. Apart from knowing which of the various SARS interest rates are applicable … Continue reading

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NON-COMPLIANT COMPANIES WILL FEEL THE PAIN FROM SARS FROM DECEMBER

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will be using information supplied by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to determine which companies are not tax compliant and impose penalties accordingly, from 7 December 2018. ?bacho12345 123rf.com The national revenue collector … Continue reading

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TAX ON RETIREMENT LUMP SUMS

Determining the tax consequences in respect of any lump sum benefits from retirement funds can be complex and various legislative changes have been incorporated over the last few years, to regulate and align the tax treatment of these benefits. Lump … Continue reading

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ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES FOR CORPORATE INCOME TAX (CIT) TO BE IMPOSED

Dear Taxpayer SARS will be imposing administrative penalties from December 2018 for outstanding Corporate Income Tax (CIT) returns. Administrative penalties will be imposed on companies that receive a final demand to submit a return. In terms of Section 210 of … Continue reading

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SPECIAL TRUSTS

The Income Tax Act[1] includes specific provisions for “special trusts”. These trusts are taxed on the same sliding scale applicable to natural persons, which could be lower than the current 45% flat rate applicable to conventional trusts. Capital gains tax … Continue reading

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CAPITAL GAINS TAX AND THE ANNUAL EXCLUSION

With the 2018 tax-filing season for individuals in full swing, it is worthwhile looking at a common misconception regarding the determination of capital gains tax for individual taxpayers, specifically the role of the ‘annual exclusion’. Ensuring that the annual exclusion … Continue reading

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HOW THE VAT INCREASE AFFECTS YOUR BUSINESS

Consumers and suppliers have by now had an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the increased Value-Added Tax (VAT) rate of 15% since 1 April 2018. There are however many technical considerations related to the increase that remain unclear. One such … Continue reading

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TAX SEASON 2018 FOR INDIVIDUALS

The 2018 Tax Season for Individuals opens on 1 July 2018 for e-Filers What are the deadlines? The deadline for non-provisional taxpayers has been brought forward to allow more time for finalising audits before the year ends: Type of Taxpayer … Continue reading

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TAX DEDUCTIONS AGAINST SALARY EARNINGS

Our clients who earn only a salary will know that very few tax deductions are available against salary income for income tax purposes and whereby they may reduce the taxable income derived ultimately from such remunerations. Section 23(m) of the … Continue reading

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ADDISIONELE MEDIESE KORTING VIR ’N INDIVIDU:
WANNEER KAN EK MEDIESE UITGAWES UIT DIE SAK BETAAL AS ’N EIS INDIEN?

Addisioneel tot die Artikel 6A mediese belastingkrediet is daar ook krediet beskikbaar vir individue (belastingpligtiges) wat mediese uitgawes self uit die sak uit betaal in terme van Artikel 6B van die Inkomstebelastingwet. Die addisionele mediese uitgawes belastingkrediet kan deur die … Continue reading

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WANNEER KAN EK MEDIESE UITGAWES UIT DIE SAK BETAAL AS ’N EIS INDIEN?