South Africa has a residence-based tax system, which means residents are taxed on their worldwide income, regardless of where that income was earned. South African tax residents living overseas and earning remuneration in respect of services rendered outside of South Africa are exempt from tax in South
A usufruct is a limited real right in property. The usufruct construct takes the form of a common-law personal servitude, which, as a limited real right, grants the holder (the usufructuary) the right to use someone else’s property, including the
More and more employers are allowing salaried employees to work from home to avoid wasting productive hours while commuting. Such employees may claim a home office deduction (allowed for under the “Other Deductions” section of the personal income tax return or ITR12 form) if certain strict requirements are
Companies, particularly listed companies, offer employees so-called share options (also referred to as share incentive schemes or employee share ownership plans (ESOPs)) as a form of further remuneration and even as an employee retention mechanism. In unpacking and understanding the tax consequences linked to ESOPs,
1.1 Background to Bitcoin Bitcoin, Ether and Litecoin. These are some of the most prominent cryptocurrencies on the market today. Bitcoin is by far the best–known cryptocurrency due to the substantial increase in the price that was experienced in the past couple of years.
On 21 July, National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released the second batch of draft tax amendments for the 2019 legislative cycle, which includes both proposed substantive tax amendments, and administrative changes. This follows the release of
There are a few instances where VAT is not charged at the standard rate of 15%. In the following newsletter, we distinguished between the different supplies that attract VAT but does not necessarily have the impact of a standard rate
As payroll administrators ourselves, we encounter a few frequently asked questions that employers, business owners or those responsible for payroll administration within organisations struggle with. Below we have a detailed answer for you on these burning questions you are facing.
Generally, disputes with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) are the result of an assessment which has been issued by SARS to a taxpayer. An assessment is the determination of an amount of a tax liability or refund, by way
Preparing for retirement requires seeing the bigger picture years before it becomes necessary. It should be one of the most important concerns for working individuals, yet many people are not making the necessary provisions for their old age. When you