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NEWS | UNDER-MANNED AND UNDER-FUNDED – IS SARS A SINKING SHIP?

In his statement of 07 October 2020, Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”), Edward Kieswetter announced a funding shortage in the amount of approximately R800 million, which shortage needs to recovered be in order for SARS to operate efficiently again.

Treasury And SARS Outline New Tax Changes For South Africa

NEWS | TREASURY AND SARS OUTLINE NEW TAX CHANGES FOR SOUTH AFRICA

National Treasury has responded to some of the key changes proposed in its Draft Tax Law Amendment Bill (TLAB) and Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (Draft TALAB) – including questions around emigration and harsher punishments for taxpayers.

NEWS | UNEXPECTED TAX RELIEF FOR EXPATRIATES “STUCK” IN SOUTH AFRICA

South African expatriates who were unable to leave South Africa on account of the lockdown will be relieved to learn that the requirements of the foreign employment exemption (Section10(1)(o)(ii)) will be relaxed.

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NEWS | NATIONAL TREASURY CONFIRMS EMIGRANT RETIREMENT 3 YEAR CAPTURE

South Africans who have emigrated or plan to permanently leave South Africa have until 28 February 2021, just over four months from now, to effect financial emigration. National Treasury has laid down the new law and made it clear – the consequence otherwise is your retirement money will be locked in for three years, you […]

NEWS | PHILIP TRUTER – SARS’ “ORANGE JUMPSUIT” EXAMPLE

The VBS Mutual Bank case gained massive momentum when state witness, Philip Truter, was sentenced on 7 October 2020 to an effective seven years in prison.

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NEWS | ON A KNIFE-EDGE: SARS’ FOCUS ON EXPATRIATES THIS FILING SEASON

This year has been a journey into unchartered waters for us all, and a particularly tense time as far as South African expatriates are concerned. For many expats, more and more questions have been left unanswered as this filing season, and the current tax year begins to draw to a close.

Verdict On Retirement Fund Withdrawal Coming Soon

NEWS | VERDICT ON RETIREMENT FUND WITHDRAWAL COMING SOON

The time for South Africans who consider emigrating to learn their fate around their pensions is drawing closer.

An Ever Widening Tax Net No Reprieve For Emigrating South Africans

NEWS | AN EVER-WIDENING TAX NET – NO REPRIEVE FOR EMIGRATING SOUTH AFRICANS

In 2017, the battle against government’s proposal to amend well established legislation, which provided South African residents living and working abroad an exemption from taxation on their foreign employment income reached a conclusion.

Warning Over Government's Plans To Change South Africa's Emigration Rules

NEWS | WARNING OVER GOVERNMENT’S PLANS TO CHANGE SOUTH AFRICA’S EMIGRATION RULES

A number of tax and financial groups have issued warnings over a new draft bill which will introduce changes for South Africans looking to take their retirement funds out of the country.

Tax Debt 101: Facts Vs Fiction_What You Need To Know

NEWS | TAX DEBTS 101: FACTS VS FICTION – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Received a Final Demand from SARS? Where did this tax debt even come from? Is the notification really from SARS?