Business - Tax advice
Peter O' Halloran Peter O' Halloran

Is a lawyer admitted to practice in South Africa and Botswana. He is also the tax partner at BDO Gaborone.

Diesel, taxes and you

The amount of red tape that farmers have to navigate in order to obtain a rebate is astounding.
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SARS - it could be worse

SARS has obvious weaknesses, but if we have to be honest, our tax authorities are better to work with than those in our neighbouring countries.
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A Christmas wish list for SA's taxpayers

Here’s hoping that Santa will come through on at least some of these…
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Of taxes and good law

Taxes are necessary. It is how they are spent that is cause for concern.
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All about assessments

These are extremely important documents for several reasons and should not be ignored.
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When a protector fails to protect

The decisions of the Constitutional Court may not always favour those who want their assets kept from the clutches of the government.
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Heed those SARS notices

A recent High Court ruling affirms that a ‘letter of warning’ constitutes ‘sufficient notice’ of an intent to obtain a civil judgement against a taxpayer.
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Retiring to farm

Several options are available to those who wish to farm in their retirement, and planning is essential.
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The long arm of the taxman

A recent case reminds us not to overlook the power of Double Tax Avoidance Agreements between countries.
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A winning idea?

The equation is simple: less tax + less red tape = higher profits = more jobs. Unfortunately, in South Africa, the opposite seems to be the norm.
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What are you hoping to hear from President Jacob Zuma in the #SONA2016?
The drought will be declared a national disaster.
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