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.

Fewer options on share options

A recent ruling reveals how SARS views the matter of the exercising of company share options.
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When is disposal not disposal?

Merely delivering grapes to a co-op is not ‘disposing’ of it. At this stage, the grower still owns the produce.
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Put out that fire properly!

When it comes to resolving a dispute with SARS, ensure there is no room for later dissension.
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Shares and capital gains tax

A recent case contains guidelines on penalties and interest under the Tax Administration Act – and how to lodge a successful objection.
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Protecting offshore ‘income’

How to ensure that dividends from an offshore company are tax-free.
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Capital asset vs revenue asset

Beware – changing your intention about the nature of an asset can cost you more tax.
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A lucky escape for a VAT dodger

The taxpayer who didn’t pay his taxes yet got away with a reduced penalty.
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Keep your information in the cloud!

Frustrated by the way SARS has treated you? Sadly, you’re not alone…
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Farming income vs lease income

A recent decision of the High Court of the Western Cape will be of interest to plantation farmers.
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Conditional accruals

A recent Tax Court case makes for interesting reading for those dealing with Section 23F(2).
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