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SARS System Enhancements Enforce Tax Compliance

Over the last couple of years, SARS has systematically increased their manpower to better orchestrate taxation processes, as well as their investigative procedures. They have also allocated R3 billion towards improving their technological and information-gathering infrastructure, which will aid in tightening the noose around individuals with undeclared foreign-earned income or cryptocurrency tax evaders.

New Tax Bills Published: Five Key Proposals

National Treasury published the latest Draft Tax Bills on 28 July 2021, which incorporate the tax proposals made in the 2021 Budget. Highlighted below are 5 key changes proposed by Government that taxpayers need to be aware of.

Working Remotely Abroad: Not As Simple As Packing Your Bags And Leaving

Remote work has become the norm for many employees and professionals alike. Along with the growth of the ‘gig’ economy, which surged during the Covid-19 pandemic, the most remarkable change is the flexibility and mobility of remote working employees, who can criss-cross the country and global borders without taking a day’s leave.

Avoid Tax Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing: 6 Things To Look Out For

Post-Covid economic resurgence saw an increase in international work opportunities. With skills in hand, many South African professionals have become sought-after in other countries. As a result, their finances and subsequent taxation have come under scrutiny. However, along with the awareness of tax complications, another threat has emerged.

Planning for Exit

With the world’s recent and continuing lockdowns, in view of the ever-present Covid-19 pandemic, more and more South Africans are considering moving abroad (or having their children move abroad).

Declaration Of Cease To Be A Tax Resident

On Thursday 3 June 2021, SARS issued its guidance on what ceasing South African tax residency involves, by posting its “Cease to be a Resident” webpage. This is a welcome initiative that may clear up any misconceptions and dispel any advice peddled in the market that this is simply a matter of ticking boxes.