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12 days ago
The Tax Ombud’s office is there to help
The Tax Ombud’s office is there to help

Are you at your wits’ end because the South African Revenue Service (SARS) can’t provide a satisfactory answer to a query? ...

12 days ago
Changes to what is tax deductible
Changes to what is tax deductible

You should be able to claim a tax deduction for retirement fund contributions against passive income such as interest income ...

26 days ago
10-point guide to filing your tax return
10-point guide to filing your tax return

Tax Season 2016 opened yesterday, which means you can officially complete and submit your income tax return.

25 May '16, 10:58am
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.

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

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 ...

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.