The ‘Silent’ Changes Affecting South Africans Who Are Emigrating

The ‘Silent’ Changes Affecting South Africans Who Are Emigrating

The transition from the old emigration regime to the current regime – ceasing of tax residency, came with some relief. However, there were some silent changes that went unnoticed. The most notable change has been the requirement of a SARS Tax Compliance Status (TCS PIN) for every capital transfer a Non-Resident/Non-Tax Resident makes to offshore.

What Is Provisional Tax And When Do I Qualify For It

What Is Provisional Tax And When Do I Qualify For It?

During 2021, many South Africans were forced to start their own businesses to put food on the table, while others changed from traditional employees to contracted remote workers. Whether they retained a reduced salary or wholly embraced the responsibility of being an entrepreneur, it is important for these individuals to understand how the South African […]

VDP: The Secret Tax Weapon For The New Year

In preparing their submissions for the previous tax year, many taxpayers became aware of the true impact the last couple of years had on their finances. While some picked up minor discrepancies, others realised that their tax affairs were a mess. As 2022 kicks off, it is a brilliant time to address your tax concerns, […]

The Tax Implications Of Working Remotely

The Tax Implications Of Working Remotely

One of the most notable adjustments during the global lockdowns, has been the introduction of remote working policies for staff. While the world was in a pandemic-induced cocoon, companies and employers were forced to shift their operations online.

SARS’ Pre-Emptive Strike During the Dies Non Period

Demands in December – SARS’ Pre-Emptive Strike During the Dies Non Period

The South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) has made evident its no-nonsense stance in media statements over the preceding months and shown that actions speak louder than words in light of the recent judgements of the Pretoria High Court on the state capture loot, and Zuma’s tax records.

Foreign Tax Practitioners With Merit Can Apply For A Critical Skill Visa

Foreign Tax Practitioners With Merit Can Apply For A Critical Skill Visa

In March 2021, the new draft Critical Skills List (“CSL”) was published by the Department of Home Affairs (“DHA”) for public comment before finalisation. While there is much speculation on last-minute changes to the list, the inclusion of tax professionals is one that is likely to remain.

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Double-Edged Sword

The SA Revenue Service (SARS) intends to change the way it calculates the effective tax rates of people who receive income from more than one source, one of those being a retirement fund. This will be introduced as from 1 March 2022. The aim is to prevent these taxpayers from accumulating large tax debts when […]

Things to consider when preparing for your 2022 tax returns

Things To Consider When Preparing For Your 2022 Tax Returns

The deadline to submit your annual income tax returns has passed. Whether you missed this deadline, or you were a bit unprepared for your last submission, it is a good time to start planning for the 1 March 2021 to 28 February 2022 tax year. Not only will you be prepared when time comes to […]

The Christmas Compromise – Start The New Year On A Clean Slate

With the year fast drawing to a close, and in light of the tax return submission deadline being so graciously extended by the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”), many taxpayers are now stuck between a rock and a hard place, either pay SARS and face the frosty wrath of your loved ones when there is […]

SARS’ New Letters of Non-Residency – Hidden Teeth

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has recently started issuing letters to taxpayers working abroad, confirming their change in status to non-residents for tax purposes. This is a somewhat peculiar development for expatriates who have previously ceased their tax residency, as they are now requiring an additional step to objectively support their non-residency as issued […]