October 7, 2020

SARS verifications, audits – When, why and what to do

Being selected for an audit and being selected for verification are two different processes. Verification: Once you have submitted your return, it could be selected for […]
August 27, 2020

What to expect this tax season as an individual taxpayer

The tax season is swiftly approaching. For many people, it’s a time of the year that they dread. When it comes down to it, tax can […]
August 27, 2020

Beware of scams during filing season

In late August 2020, a large credit bureau in South Africa was the target of a data breach where millions of private individual and company data records were compromised. This data leakage, coupled with the tax filing season, makes for the perfect opportunity […]
August 4, 2020

Tax relief measures for small business from the effects of COVID-19

The last few months have been extremely tough for small business owners as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and various lockdown measures that have created a challenging trading […]
June 8, 2020

Can a third party collect my taxes?

In SIP Project Managers (Pty) Ltd v CSARS (29 April 2020), the Gauteng Division of the High Court ruled against SARS on the appointment of a third-party (Standard […]
June 8, 2020

Tax statutes: It’s all about context

In Commissioner for SARS v United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK) (25 March 2020) the interpretation of tax statues in conjunction with other statutes was considered. UMK conducts mining […]
June 8, 2020

Taxpayers’ details remain protected

In the case of the Commissioner for SARS vs Public Protector (23 March 2020) in the Gauteng High Court, the matter of the confidentiality of taxpayer information came […]
May 5, 2020

Fringe benefits and retirement funds

Binding Class Rulings (BCR) are issued in response to applications by a specific class of taxpayers (usually persons that will have the same tax consequences apply to them from a transaction) and clarifies how the Commissioner for […]
April 19, 2020

Practical Considerations in Claiming SARS COVID-19 Relief

While South Africa is currently in a state of lockdown during which a significant number of businesses have had to cease operations, some relief from a […]