21 September

SARS issues notices of intention to suspend customs numbers

The intended suspension is a result of the failure to update your company’s customs registration and licensing details by 31 March 2023 as required by SARS. […]
18 September

Is a maintenance payment a ‘donation’?

Helping someone out may be exempt from donations tax—but as always, the devil is in the detail… Donations tax is one of those strange taxes where […]
14 June

2023 Tax Filing Season: Important Dates and Guidelines

The 2023 filing seasons covers the period 1 March 2022 to 28 February 2023. The 2023 tax filing season opens on 7 July 2023. Since the […]
17 May

Trustees required to capture “Beneficial Owner” details

Trustees are now required to capture “Beneficial Owner” details on the Master’s Portal An important update regarding the amended Trust Property Control Act, Act 57 of […]
28 April

How to object to your income tax assessment

You and SARS are entitled to have a difference of opinion This article, which was originally published in the May 2014 issue of Tax Breaks, has […]
28 April

VAT treatment of irrecoverable debts

What happens to the VAT that was paid over to SARS? Vendors often provide goods or services to clients on credit. In the current economic climate, […]
14 March

Tax certificate uploads: How to avoid SARS issues

Check, check, and check again … The SARS e-filing system has come a long way from its humble beginnings, and it is clear that the tax […]
14 March

Disclose your defaults before SARS finds them!

A grim warning for South African taxpayers Long gone are the days when tax fraudsters could run circles around SARS, which has intensified its efforts to […]
5 February

Never do things just ‘for tax purposes’

A decision based solely on tax considerations is likely to be the wrong one. “I hate tax!”  These were the words spoken by a director of […]

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