The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) delivered a judgment on 6 September 2019 that handed SARS one of their most influential wins in recent times. The SARS Commissioner did not pull any punches and took BMW South Africa to task on tax services performed for their expatriates by their top tier advisors KPMG and PWC. […]
For some time now, there has been murmurs of a tax revolt amongst South African taxpayers. For too many reasons to mention, South African taxpayers, sometimes publicly, contemplate the notion of disregarding their tax obligations. The SARS Commissioner has taken note of the pervasive disillusionment amongst taxpayers and noted his concern at this year’s Tax […]
During tax season, citizens will flock to the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) branches to submit their annual tax returns. However, when doing so, some people always focus on remuneration tax and forget about other deductions.
As March 2020 approaches, when SA ‘Expat Tax’ is due to be implemented, we’ve been inundated with questions from South Africans working abroad. Here are some of the latest questions from SAPeople followers around the world, with answers kindly provided by the expert tax team at Tax Consulting South Africa.
SARS Commissioner, Edward Kieswetter, has used the South African Institute of Tax Professionals’ Tax Indaba as a platform to fire a shot across the bow, letting taxpayers know that non-compliance will be met with the full force of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The Commissioner has allied himself with the NPA and concluded a new […]
The amendment to section 10(1)(o)(ii) of the Income Tax Act (“foreign employment exemption”) takes effect from 1 March 2020. Presumably, employees that would be affected thereby have done the necessary planning to sidestep any potential additional tax that may follow the amendment; or at least did their homework to attenuate the impact thereof. A question […]
South African expats have been subjected to vast amounts of conflicting information regarding the amended expat law change, causing uncertainty and panic in their preparations for 1 March 2020.
The current problem Provisional taxpayers find themselves on the receiving end of penalties and interest from SARS on a regular basis. While they may attempt to dispute the penalties, they resign themselves to the payment of interest because, as many tax practitioners will tell you, that’s what you have to do.
CIARAN RYAN: This is CFO Talks and today we’re joined by Tanya Tosen of Tax Consulting. Tanya has over 15 years of tax and employee benefit experience, which encompasses optimising employee salary packages incorporating all benefits, both from a tax
Thanks to popular demand, here are more ‘Expat Tax’ questions submitted by SAPeople members, with answers kindly provided by the expert tax team at Tax Consulting South Africa.
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