September 5, 2023

When SARS requests supporting documents

E-filing doesn’t allow ‘secured’ or password-protected documents to be uploaded—but there is a solution FOLLOWING SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter’s announcement that he intends to rebuild SARS’ […]
August 14, 2023

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 […]
June 22, 2023

Tax breaks for retirement funding

While there are very few tax breaks for individuals, some huge ones are available for retirement funding. Retirement tax breaks in South Africa are designed to […]
April 25, 2023

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 […]
October 20, 2022

Testamentary trusts still have their place

How you can protect your assets from predators—including SARS Trusts have received a lot of bad press over the past few years, what with SARS taking […]
July 18, 2022

Home office expenditure

Taxpayers who are salaried employees have limited deductions available to them. However, home office expenditure can be claimed as an income tax deduction, but the onus […]
June 22, 2022

Wear-and-tear allowance

Capital expenditure incurred in the production of income and in carrying on of a trade does not qualify for a deduction under the so-called general deduction […]
June 22, 2022

Correction of an assessment: Section 93

As portrayed in the Tax Administration Act No 28 of 2011 (TAA), the dispute resolution rules lay out the legal framework to be followed by both […]
May 10, 2022

Is your disclosure “voluntary”?

In December 2021, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down a judgment dismissing an appeal against a decision of the Tax Court. The issue before […]
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