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SARS Binding General Ruling (VAT) 43

Date: 12 September 2017 Act: Value-Added Tax Act 89 of 1991 Purpose: The BGR sets out the circumstances under which the supply of gold is regarded as falling within the exclusions envisaged in paragraph (ii) of the definition of “second-hand goods” in section 1(1). This binding general ruling is effective from 1 April 2017 until […]

SARS Binding Private Ruling 278

Date: 12 September 2017 Act: Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 Summary: This ruling determines the income tax consequences in respect of the issue of equity-linked notes (Notes) by a covered person. This binding private ruling is valid for a period of five years from 18 July 2017.   For access to the entire ruling […]

SARS Binding Private Ruling 277

Date: 6 September 2017 Act: Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 Summary: This ruling determines the tax consequences for an employee share trust resulting from the vesting of “restricted equity instruments” held by its beneficiaries, and whether the trust is liable to withhold PAYE in respect of the vesting of the section 8C gain in […]

SARS Binding Class Ruling 058

Date: 6 September 2017 Act: Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 Summary: This ruling determines the income tax consequences for the beneficiaries on the unwinding of an employee share incentive scheme. This binding class ruling is valid for a period of three years from 10 July 2017. For access to the entire ruling please click […]

SARS Interpretation Note (Issue 2)

Loss of Disposal of Qualifying Depreciable Assets Date: 29 September 2017 Act: Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 Purpose: Interpretation Note 60 (Issue 2) deals with Sections 11(o), 20B and 24M(1) of the Income Tax Act, and provides guidance, interpretation and application of section 11(o), which grants a deduction for a loss on disposal of […]

SARS Binding Private Ruling 280

Date: 4 October 2017 Act: Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 Summary: This ruling determines the income tax consequences for the debtors and creditors that form part of the same group of companies, following the forgiving of a loan and subsequent liquidation of the debtors. This binding private ruling is valid for a period of […]

SARS Binding Private Ruling 279

Date: 14 September 2017 Act: Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 Summary: This ruling determines that the participation exemption from capital gains tax (CGT) is available in relation to the disposal of assets by a controlled foreign company (CFC) since the parties are not connected persons at the time of the proposed transaction, albeit that […]

Tax Residency and Retirement Annuity considerations for Expatriates

Tax Residency and Retirement Annuity considerations for Expatriates South African expatriates are reeling in response to the proposed changes to the foreign income tax exemption, so much so that many expatriates are investigating whether they can become non-resident for tax purposes. Similarly, expatriates who previously intended to retire in South Africa are now not so […]