Posts Categorized: Tax

National Budget Speech Summary 2019

This week the Minister of Finance delivered the annual Budget speech for South Africa’s year ahead.  In his speech, the Minister, Tito Mboweni placed emphasis on ridding the government of rot in order for new growth to take place – a clear indication that the ruling party are trying their best to clean up the… Read more »

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VAT & Property

Recently, after much speculation, then Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba (now replaced by Nhlanhla Nene) announced a raise of the percentage of Value Added Tax (VAT) from 14% to 15%, effective from the 1st of April 2018. While many wonder whether this is the way forward, it should be noted that VAT hasn’t had an increase… Read more »

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The Politics of Tax

The art of taxation is in plucking the most feathers from the goose without the goose hissing – J B Colbert Over the past number of years taxpayers have been frustrated by how government collects revenue and by how it has introduced financial policies that are implemented by the revenue department.  While no excuse can… Read more »

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