Donations tax conundrums

Festive gifts It’s the festive season and ’tis the season for giving. Maybe it is coincidental that the topic of donations to political parties, high-profile persons and others features prominently in the press. Donations tax is levied by s 54 of the Income Tax Act,...

Retirement Tax Fund

Provident fund annuitization I canvassed the harmonization of all retirement funds (pension, provident and retirement annuity funds) in 153 TSH 2015. In essence, as from 1 March 2016, contributions to such funds are treated similarly for tax purposes. Thus provident...

Foreign trusts and CFCs

Proposed amendments in the draft bill The controlled-foreign-company rules, which deem the taxable income of a foreign company to be that of its RSA resident individual shareholders, notwithstanding the non-declaration of a dividend, have to date been easily...