Davey’s Locker

The Tax, Shock, Horror Newsletter by Tony Davey

Interaction of taxes

CGT, estate duty and income tax upon death Any tax-structuring should always take cognisance of its impact on other taxes. For CGT purposes, the default position is that a deceased person is assessed on a ‘deemed disposal’ as at date of death, with the death-exclusion...

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Excess contributions to provident funds

Relief coming soon In circumstances in which annual tax-deduction limits to retirement fund contributions are exceeded, a taxpayer may carry forward the nondeductible portion to the following tax year, under s 11F of the Income Tax Act.Ultimately, upon retirement,...

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Provident fund annuitisation revisited

Tax harmonisation of retirement fund contributions As from 1 March 2016, all contributions to retirement funds (pension, provident and retirement annuity funds) are treated similarly for tax-deduction purposes, under s 11F of the Income Tax Act. The tax-deduction...

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Emigration and retirement fund access

In my previous article ‘Foreign employment income amendments’ (192 tsh 2019), I focused on the tax tests allowing one to achieve nonresident status. The further issue arises of the ability of an emigrant to access his or her retirement funds, and the tax treatment of...

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Foreign employment income amendments

Myths abound ‘Financial emigration’ Amidst the panic created by the amendments to s 10(l)(o)(ii) of the Income Tax Act, which, with effect as from 1 March 2020, will subject to tax in the RSA foreign employment income in excess of R1 million earned by RSA taxpayers...

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Section 7C revisited

Dynamic tax environment can create opportunities Sometimes amendments to the tax legislation, albeit unwittingly, can have favourable results for a taxpayer. As the saying by the inventor, Alexander Graham Bell, goes, ‘when one door closes, another opens’. An example...

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