Tax advice

Clarity on VAT and foreign companies

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgement relating to VAT and foreign tour operators will be o...

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Challenging a disallowed assessed loss

An interesting ruling involving assessed losses was recently released by the Western Cape Divis...

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Understanding income tax and capital gains tax

Many readers have asked about income tax, deductions and capital gains tax. Here is a very shor...

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Contesting a pulpable loss

A court recently found that grapes were ‘held’ by a farmer even after being pulped into gra...

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More trouble than it’s worth?

A fairly generous deduction is allowed under the Income Tax Act in respect of research and deve...

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How SARS hampers your lawyers

Time constraints, e-filing codes, queues, admin delays .... SARS red tape makes it well nigh im...

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Beware the time bar in future payment agreements

A High Court judgement clarifies the issue of capital gains when a property is returned, as wel...

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SARS, coconuts & pulp fiction

A recent SCA ruling restates the methods of interpretation of tariff headings and their applica...

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Is tithing tax deductible?

The question of tax and tithing recently came up and the answer is likely to interest many read...

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Writing off capital debt

Reduction in a company’s debt is covered by Paragraph 12A of the 8th Schedule to the Income T...

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Well played in Durban!

A recent Tax Court judgement is relevant to those wishing to challenge reassessments....

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Saving your assessed losses

An assessed loss can be a valuable asset that helps you pay less tax – but it must be protect...

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SA agriculture sector remains in recession

Recent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data points to a negative growth of a seasonally adjusted an...