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...

Natural Persons

Ordinarily resident status SARS interpretation note SARS has on 20 June 2018 reissued Interpretation Note 3 (Issue 2) (see 183 TSH 2018), setting out its interpretation of the expression ‘ordinarily resident’, appearing in the definition of ‘resident’ in s 1(1) of the...

The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme

And estate duty on the assets in a nonresident trust Election and deemed holding For SVDP purposes, under s 18 of the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act 13 of 2016, relief was granted to an applicant (donor or beneficiary) in circumstances in...