Tax advice

SARS is a creditor like any other

The taxman has to wait his turn in the creditors’ queue after a liquidation....

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Tax: who are the good guys and who are the bad?

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was formed in 1961, ostensibly...

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The diesel rebate: what does the law actually say?

Are farmers entitled to claim the diesel rebate when they or their contractors fill up vehicles...

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8 ways to avoid paying tax

Although government has closed some of the loopholes, there are a number of creative, legal way...

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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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Lumpy skin disease, three-day stiff sickness outbreaks in SA

Outbreaks of lumpy skin disease and three-day stiff sickness have been widely reported across So...