Tax Attorneys give 5 tips to guarantee a successful tax dispute process

Although tax season has come to an end and most taxpayers will breathe a sigh of relief, many others are faced with a tax assessment they did not expect. Truth be told, taxpayers should not be surprised if SARS has disallowed their tax exemptions, adjusted their tax deductions and/or raised additional taxes on assessment. More […]

SARS to impose penalties on non-compliant companies from December

From the 7th of December the South African Revenue Service (SARS) will be implementing their new approach to use information supplied by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to determine which companies are not tax compliant and impose penalties accordingly.

VAT refunds: Slow and steady doesn’t necessarily win the race

More than a year after the Ombud’s rather critical report on the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS’) value-added tax (VAT) refund structure was issued, frustration among taxpayers has been intensified by the revenue service’s excessive verification demands, which seem to be driven by the aim to delay legitimate VAT refunds.

SARS ups tax collection through payroll audits

Despite the promising initiatives implemented under the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) acting Commissioner Mark Kingon, its tribulations in meeting its collection targets have not yet waned, with payroll audits falling under its enhanced collection efforts to make up the shortfall.

Taking loan in crisis time

We all find ourselves in tough financial spots from time to time, where there is just too much month at the end of the money.