Category Archives: VAT

HOW TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT YOUR VAT201 FROM 1 APRIL 2018

The Minister of Finance announced a VAT rate increase from 14% to 15% effective 1 April 2018 in the 2018 Budget Speech. To assist you in preparing your VAT return (VAT201) submission, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) would like … Continue reading

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VAT INCREASE TO KICK IN ON APRIL 1

During his maiden budget speech, (former) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba made the expected announcement that the value-added tax (VAT) rate will increase to 15% from April 1. This is the first increase in the VAT rate since April 1993 and … Continue reading

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THE VAT COMPLIANCE LANDSCAPE

VAT use to be a simple tax for taxpayers to comply with. Returns would go in regularly with very little hassle and SARS’ audits or verifications seldom resulted in an assessment. Not anymore.  With VAT fraud being more prevalent now … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT SARS DATES

There appears to be an increased focus recently by SARS in relation to tax compliance. We therefore want to highlight the below important dates again to our clients to ensure that they are always fully tax compliant. Non-compliance may lead … Continue reading

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS – HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR VAT?

SARS recently published two Binding General Rulings (number 40 and 41) that have put the tax treatment of non-executive director’s fees to bed, which will come in effect on 1 June 2017. As it stands, a Non-Executive Director (NED) earning … Continue reading

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS LIABLE FOR VAT

If they receive fees exceeding R1m in 12-month period – SARS. Ingé Lamprecht  /  14 February 2017 00:04 Moneyweb JOHANNESBURG – A ruling by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) that non-executive directors are required to register and charge VAT where … Continue reading

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