NEWS | KNOW WHEN YOUR TAX PRACTITIONER IS WORKING FOR SARS

SARS Views – Not a Law Unto Itself It is an unfortunate sight when tax advisors from varied backgrounds, but more so those who do not have a legal background, turn a blind eye to South African tax legislation and rather submit to the ever-dominating “views” of SARS.

NEWS | EXPAT TAX – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

A recent amendment to section 10(1)(o)(ii) of the Income Tax Act, affecting South Africans working abroad, has resulted in major panic and concern. South African tax residents working abroad will now find themselves having to pay tax on their income insofar as it exceeds R1 million.

NEWS | ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EXPAT TAX IS NOW IN ONE PLACE

The impact of the future tax treatment of income earned by South Africans while they are living and working abroad has been widely publicised. It has also contributed to the first publication of its kind that deals with the tax considerations of South Africans abroad or those with international interests, and foreigners working and living […]

NEWS | TAX RESIDENCY AND FINANCIAL EMIGRATION

The capping of the “expat tax” exemption on 28 February next year has become a hot topic of conversation among South Africans who work outside of the country or who are considering availing themselves of supposedly lucrative foreign employment opportunities. A major benefit of these jobs has been the ability to use the exemption to […]

NEWS | EXPATRIATE TAX – LEXISNEXIS PUBLISHES DEFINITIVE GUIDE

There are extremely good reasons for South African expatriates and their employers to be deeply confused and uncertain on “the expat tax”. There are simply too many differentiating views in the market, often punted from a conflicted business perspective. What aggravates this the vast number of professionals, and even expatriates themselves, who believe that tax […]

NEWS | COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE TO ADDRESS EXPAT TAX

With the effective date drawing closer, South African expatriates and their employers have little time to come to grips with the looming “expat tax” and how it will affect them when it comes into effect on 1 March 2020. Those who fail to understand this tax amendment that will bring considerable change to the South […]

NEWS | SA EXPAT TAX MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As March 2020 approaches, when SA ‘Expat Tax’ is due to be implemented, we’ve been inundated with questions from South Africans working abroad. Here are some of the latest questions from SAPeople followers around the world, with answers kindly provided by the expert tax team at Tax Consulting South Africa. 

NEWS | SARS HAS EXPATS AT A CROSS ROAD

The time for making a decision on how to deal with the fundamental tax change for South Africans earning foreign income abroad is fast running out.

NEWS | MORE AND MORE SOUTH AFRICANS ARE EMIGRATING TO MAURITIUS

The number of South Africans leaving the country on a permanent basis has increased “exponentially” and many are opting for the island life in Mauritius, not only for its beauty, but certainly for greater financial and tax security.

NEWS | EXPAT TAX – SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL HANDS SARS BIG WIN OVER BMW AND THEIR BIG 4 ADVISORS

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) delivered a judgment on 6 September 2019 that handed SARS one of their most influential wins in recent times. The SARS Commissioner did not pull any punches and took BMW South Africa to task on tax services performed for their expatriates by their top tier advisors KPMG and PWC. […]

NEWS | THE TAX REVOLT IS ALREADY IN FULL SWING

For some time now, there has been murmurs of a tax revolt amongst South African taxpayers. For too many reasons to mention, South African taxpayers, sometimes publicly, contemplate the notion of disregarding their tax obligations. The SARS Commissioner has taken note of the pervasive disillusionment amongst taxpayers and noted his concern at this year’s Tax […]

NEWS | DON’T FORGET THESE DEDUCTIONS WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR TAX RETURNS

During tax season, citizens will flock to the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) branches to submit their annual tax returns. However, when doing so, some people always focus on remuneration tax and forget about other deductions.

NEWS | EXPAT TAX 2020 ALL YOUR BURNING QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY OUR EXPERTS

As March 2020 approaches, when SA ‘Expat Tax’ is due to be implemented, we’ve been inundated with questions from South Africans working abroad. Here are some of the latest questions from SAPeople followers around the world, with answers kindly provided by the expert tax team at Financial Emigration. 

NEWS | SARS DECLARES WAR ON NON-COMPLIANCE

SARS Commissioner, Edward Kieswetter, has used the South African Institute of Tax Professionals’ Tax Indaba as a platform to fire a shot across the bow, letting taxpayers know that non-compliance will be met with the full force of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The Commissioner has allied himself with the NPA and concluded a new […]

NEWS | WHEN TAX PLANNING BECOMES TAX AVOIDANCE – EXPERTS WEIGH IN

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants is looking into whether aggressive tax planning is ethical, even if it is legal, according to Saadiya Adam, a technical advisor for the IESBA.

1 MARCH 2020 – DO YOU AS EMPLOYER HAVE YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW?

The amendment to section 10(1)(o)(ii) of the Income Tax Act (“foreign employment exemption”) takes effect from 1 March 2020. Presumably, employees that would be affected thereby have done the necessary planning to sidestep any potential additional tax that may follow the amendment; or at least did their homework to attenuate the impact thereof. A question […]

NEWS | MASSIVE JUMP IN THE NUMBER OF SOUTH AFRICANS APPLYING TO FINANCIALLY EMIGRATE

With D-Day for overseas tax looming, expats are seeking ways to counter becoming sitting ducks for corner-cutting tax agents coming out of the woodwork for a kill.