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How to dispute your tax assessment
How to dispute your tax assessment

If you think SARS has erred in its assessment of your tax obligation, you can lodge an objection and, if necessary, take ...

16 Apr '16, 05:45am
You can’t hide your offshore assets
You can’t hide your offshore assets

The amnesty that will start later this year may be your last chance to come clean about any assets that you hold offshore illegally.

16 Apr '16, 05:25am
How the special voluntary disclosure programme works
How the special voluntary disclosure programme works

The special voluntary disclosure programme may seem similar to the “grey money” tax amnesty, but there are a number of differences.

Retirement
12 Mar '16, 05:10am
Bill approved to delay provident fund annuitisation
Bill approved to delay provident fund annuitisation

Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance has approved a bill that will delay for two years the requirement for members ...

12 Mar '16, 05:05am
Draft amendments on transfer of tax-free savings released
Draft amendments on transfer of tax-free savings released

National Treasury has released draft amendments to the regulations governing tax-free savings accounts to provide for the ...

Retirement
05 Mar '16, 05:05am
Annuitisation delay not okay with Cosatu
Annuitisation delay not okay with Cosatu

The trade union body says the two-year delay on annuitisation for provident funds gave no guarantee there would be engagement ...

27 Feb '16, 06:00am
Income tax bracket creep may squeeze you
Income tax bracket creep may squeeze you

The tax brackets for 2016/17 have not been adjusted in line with inflation, so you may pay more tax in real (after-inflation) terms.

27 Feb '16, 05:45am
Chance to come clean on offshore stashes
Chance to come clean on offshore stashes

People who have undeclared money in investments or bank accounts offshore have another chance to sort out their affairs with the taxman.

Personal Finance
27 Feb '16, 05:40am
Medical tax credits rise in line with CPI
Medical tax credits rise in line with CPI

The tax credit you receive for paying contributions to a medical scheme will increase on March 1 from R270 to R286 for yourself ...

27 Feb '16, 05:35am
Interest-free loans to trusts under spotlight
Interest-free loans to trusts under spotlight

National Treasury has issued yet another warning of its intention to stop tax avoidance through the use of trusts.

Retirement
27 Feb '16, 05:25am
New retirement fund deduction regime
New retirement fund deduction regime

Provident fund members will, for the first time, receive a tax deduction for contributions to retirement savings, which should ...

27 Feb '16, 05:15am
You can claim slightly more for travel costs
You can claim slightly more for travel costs

Employees who use their vehicles for work purposes will be able to claim back slightly more from the taxman.

Retirement
20 Feb '16, 05:15am
Bigger tax break on retirement fund contributions still in place
Bigger tax break on retirement fund contributions still in place

Confused about what the latest development in the tussle over provident fund benefits means for you? Here’s what will and ...

20 Feb '16, 05:10am
Make the most of your annual deductions
Make the most of your annual deductions

Time’s running out if you want to make the most of the tax breaks you are entitled to in the 2015/16 tax year. Here’s your February to-do list.

Retirement
13 Feb '16, 05:20am
Bid to avert general strike over provident funds
Bid to avert general strike over provident funds

National Treasury requests urgent meeting of Nedlac to discuss implementation of tax deductions for provident fund members ...