Tag Archives: VAT

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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THE TAXATION OF PARTNERSHIPS

In terms of South African law natural persons (individuals) and legal persons all enjoy legal personality: in other words, both groups represent “persons” capable of e.g. legally acting on their own behalf, own property and to earn income. Consequently, they … Continue reading

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EXPLAINING ZERO RATED VAT

Value-Added Tax, or VAT, is currently typically charged at 14% on all taxable supplies of goods or services rendered by registered VAT vendors. Taxable supplies exclude exempt supplies, such as providing financial services, residential accommodation or educational services (see section … Continue reading

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TRANSFER OF A PROPERTY: IS VAT OR TRANSFER DUTY PAYABLE?

A purchaser is responsible for payment of transfer cost when acquiring an immovable property, but it should further be established if the transaction is subject to the payment of VAT or transfer duty to SARS. When an immovable property is … Continue reading

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THE VALIDITY OF TAX INVOICES – IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

The audits of Value-Added Tax (VAT) returns by the South African Revenue Service (SARS), have increased the focus on the validity of tax invoices for the purposes of VAT. A VAT vendor submitting VAT returns is responsible for ensuring that … Continue reading

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SARS VAT REVIEWS AND AUDITS

It has become a common occurrence for vendors to receive a notice for a VAT review from SARS, which requires the vendor to submit supporting documentation in respect of a specific VAT201 return within 21 days. If the vendor fails … Continue reading

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