September 13, 2013

Allowances and Fringe benefits: Part 1

Travel allowance as opposed to the right of use of a business vehicle: What is the difference? The Income Tax Act defines a travel allowance as […]
May 15, 2013

Taxation of trusts and a look into the crystal ball

27 February 2013 – the day on which the Rubicon was crossed as far as the taxation of trusts is concerned. Although not much was said, […]
March 14, 2013

Capital gains tax on donations and bequests

Paragraph 12(5) of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act was scrapped on 1 January 2013 and replaced with a new paragraph 12(A) which, in […]
March 14, 2013

Tax on retirement annuity contributions: Changes forthcoming!

At present up to 15 per cent of non-retirement funding income can be invested in Retirement Annuities (RA) and deducted from taxable income. This limit is […]
March 14, 2013

Deadlines to remember!

Clients are reminded of two important deadlines, one of which is imminent and the other representing a reprieve! Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) As previously reported, the […]
March 14, 2013

Kapitaalwinsbelasting op skenkings en erflatings

Paragraaf 12(5) van die Agste Bylae van die Inkomstebelastingwet is op 1 Januarie 2013 geskrap en vervang met ‘n nuwe paragraaf 12A wat in sekere omstandighede […]
March 14, 2013

Budget proposals 2013/2014

The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, delivered his budget speech on 27 February 2013 and, other than expected, tax rates were (fortunately) not increased. On the […]
March 14, 2013

Begrotingsvoorstelle 2013/2014

Die Minister van Finansies, Pravin Gordhan, het op 27 Februarie 2013 sy begrotingsrede gelewer en, anders as wat verwag is, is die belastingkoerse (gelukkig) nie verhoog […]
October 15, 2012

Tax relief on transfer of residential property from a trust or company or close corporation to individuals

In our September 2009 Newsletter we discussed in detail the issue of the tax relief provided by paragraph 51 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income […]