Tag Archives: Tax

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

Posted in Tax | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

2018 TAX SEASON: SARS SHORTENS SUBMISSION PERIOD

The annual tax filing season is upon us and acting SARS Commissioner, Mark Kingon, announced that the season will open on 1 July 2018 for eFilers. SARS branches will assist taxpayers from 2 July 2018. The filing season will then … Continue reading

Posted in Tax | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

VAT RATE INCREASE FROM 14% TO 15% – HOW TO COMPLETE THE VAT201

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 to … Continue reading

Posted in Belasting, BTW | VAT, Finansiele | Financial | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“BOOKING” CAPITAL LOSSES ON SHARES IS NOT THAT EASY

There is a number of techniques that taxpayers use to reduce their capital gains tax (CGT) exposure on long-term share investments. A common practice is to utilise the annual exclusion of R40 000 provided for in paragraph 5 of the Eighth … Continue reading

Posted in Finansiele | Financial, Tax | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SECURITIES TRANSFER TAX

Levied at 0.25% of the value of shares transferred,[1] the securities transfer tax (“STT”) is a tax often neglected and forgotten. Introduced in 2008, the tax is levied on the transfer of shares held in South African companies or the … Continue reading

Posted in Tax | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

WITHHOLDING TAX ON PROPERTY SOLD BY NON-RESIDENTS

A remarkable number of non-residents own property in South Africa. While non-residents are not subject to South African capital gains tax generally, an exception is to be found where non-residents dispose of South African immovable property, or shares in “South … Continue reading

Posted in Eiendom | Poperty | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

INTEREST FREE LOANS CROSS BORDER

A consideration of the tax consequences of interest free loans will be incomplete if not also considered in the context of interest free debt funding being provided cross-border. Typically, when “cheap debt” is encountered it is in the form of … Continue reading

Posted in Besigheid | Business | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

INTEREST FREE LOANS WITH COMPANIES

The latest annual nation budget presented in Parliament proposed the dividends tax rate to be increased with almost immediate effect from 15% to 20%. The increased rate brings into renewed focus what anti-avoidance measures exist in the Income Tax Act[1] … Continue reading

Posted in Besigheid | Business | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

THE 2016 TAX SEASON IS OPEN

As is the case every year, the Commissioner for SARS recently published the annual notice to officially ‘open’ the 2016 tax season. Individuals are now able to file their annual income tax returns for the 2016 year of assessment (which … Continue reading

Posted in Tax | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

ASSET-FOR-SHARE TRANSACTIONS: TAX FREE RESTRUCTURE

The Income Tax Act, 58 of 1962, contains several so-called ‘group relief’ provisions in terms whereof corporate restructures can take place on a tax neutral basis. One of these is if a transaction comprises an ‘asset-for-share transaction’, or put simply: … Continue reading

Posted in Tax | Tagged , , | Leave a comment