Tax Advice


Tax and trips

Going abroad to buy a stud bull and treat your family to a holiday? With a bit of planning, you can enjoy tax deductions that weren't available in the past
Investing is an art, with a view to the timing of various flows of taxable income, dividend streams, capital gains and expenditures on finance and maintenance. This means you need...

Be aware of VAT

With the right advice, you can put yourself in a position to claim back most of the VAT your business pays. But if you slip up, it will cost you.

The carrot and the stick

The finance ministry has just announced a new voluntary disclosure programme, which it also claims can track down international tax offenders. But is this really the case? And just how...
The first step is proving you're a genuine game farmer - and allowing the occasional hunter onto your land doesn't count.

Let the seller beware!

The new Consumer Protection Act has shifted the onus from the buyer to the seller in the world of commerce. Farmers should read the Act to protect themselves, and see...
The Botswana Innovation Hub has numerous advantages for the research and development sectors of the Southern African commercial scene.

Keeping it simple

The current economic situation remains unstable, but by applying a few common-sense measures we can better weather whatever storms lie ahead.

Spotlight on swiss bankers

Just a short plane trip away from most major southern African cities is the financial paradise that is Botswana, where discretion is valued.
Government proposes to interfere in property sales, but the South African constitution makes no legal provision for it to override landowners' rights. In fact, it forbids it.
When a business is sold, the shareholders and guarantors of the company's debts have to make sure the debts are settled. Issue date:
The newly released South African Income Tax Amendment Bill contains highly innovative material to deal with existing restrictive rules.


Courts order municipalities to adhere to commonage rules

Courts order municipalities to adhere to commonage rules

Two recent court rulings on commonages have outlined the rights of those using the areas, as well as the responsibilities of official custodians.
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