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SARS is changing the tax filing season due to the coronavirus – here’s what you need to know

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has outlined changes to the coming tax filing season due to the impact of the coronavirus.  In a presentation on Tuesday (5 May), SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter said that the season will be comprised … Continue reading

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Further tax measures to provide support

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has provided more details on the second set of measures that are aimed at assisting individuals and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.  “There is a critical need for government interventions to assist with job retention and … Continue reading

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Government increases tax-free cap on foreign income

The concept of emigration is to be replaced by a verification process. South Africans who are working and living abroad have been given some relief with a slight increase in the tax-free cap on their foreign earnings. National Treasury introduced … Continue reading

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The lockdown: Impact on tax and unemployment related matters

There is no relief for the submission of tax returns. The President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, recently announced a 21-day lockdown period from midnight on Thursday, 26 March until midnight on Thursday, 16 April 2020 due to the … Continue reading

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Belastingbeplanning: Minder ja, maar nie niks nie

Belastingbeplanning is noodsaaklik om te verseker dat jou welverdiende Rande, binne alle wette en regulasies van die Suid-Afrikaanse Inkomstediens en die Inkomstebelastingwet, te rek vir die nabye toekoms maar ook vir jou goue jare. Dit is ‘n gegewe dat almal iewers belasting sal … Continue reading

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4 good reasons not to mix your business and personal finances

Freelancers, tradesman and other self-employed people easily fall into the trap of tangling their business and personal finances. Not only does this expose the business to several risks, it also creates a bookkeeping problem by failing to account for business … Continue reading

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Budget 2020 highlights

“Ex Africa Semper aliquid novi,” winning requires hard work, focus, time, patience and resilience. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his National Budget Speech on 26 February 2020, leaving South African taxpayers pleased by the implementation of tax relief on personal income … Continue reading

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Everything you’ll ever need to know about death and taxes in South Africa

In South Africa, like in most countries, death and taxes go together in the form of inheritance taxes. These are taxes that the deceased estate has to pay, in addition to the personal tax of the deceased person for their … Continue reading

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Tax consequences of company loans to connected persons

The current article will focus on the provisions of section 64E(4), a section that determines the income tax consequences of low-interest or interest-free loans between companies and connected persons. Loans between companies and their connected persons are not uncommon in … Continue reading

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SARS SCAMS

Education and awareness around identity theft, phishing and other frauds have become part of life globally. If nothing else, scamsters are innovative and keep trying new avenues of defrauding businesses and individuals. In South Africa, this is no exception, and … Continue reading

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