Entries by Tax Return Services

Tax Season 2017 is Open

The tax season opened on the 1st of July for individuals to submit their Income Tax returns. The deadline dates differ according to the method of submission and is as follows: 2 September 2017 for manually submitted returns; 24 November 2017 for returns submitted electronically at a SARS branch or via e-filling; or 31 January […]

Increase of the Scale of Benefits

The Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act, No. 10 of 2016 (“the Act”), is aimed at having a positive effect on the country’s labour force. Furthermore, there are likely to be positive effects on the economy as well. The Act will see those who lose their jobs receive money for a longer period when they apply for […]

Budget 2017: Tax Changes

BUDGET 2017: TAX CHANGES The 2017 budget lived up to the expectation created by the Finance Minister with the medium term budget policy statement late last year in which it was made clear that R28bn in additional tax revenue must be generated. Tax increases were announced as follows:

Objections and Appeals: The Helpless Taxpayer?

OBJECTIONS AND APPEALS:THE HELPLESS TAXPAYER? Only assessments and certain prescribed decisions are subject to objection and appeal in terms of section 104 of the Tax Administration Act, No. 28 of 2011 (“the TAA”). There are a multitude of decisions that can be made by SARS and that are not subject to objection and appeal. These […]


The position for non-executive directors remain complex, despite the recent SARS General Rulings. The general rules confirmed in these Rulings are that non-executive director fees will, with effect 01 June 2017, not be subject to employees’ tax withholding and will be subject to VAT where the non-executive director is liable for VAT, either through voluntary […]