Legal Articles and Guides
TLU South Africa has launched a campaign for the cost of high walls, security cameras, burglar alarms, electric fences, razor wire, armed-response services, guard dogs, home insurance and expenses of home security measures and equipment to be tax deductible.
Government’s imposition of temporary bans on tobacco and alcohol sales was intended to curtail the consumption of tobacco and alcohol during the pandemic.
‘The days of wealthy taxpayers’ tax compliance status not being fully tested by SARS are well and truly over,’ says ENSafrica’s tax department head Peter Dachs.
The state cannot claim the millions in the Israeli bank accounts of fraud-accused attorneys Ronald and Darren Bobroff because it was the same money for which it granted them amnesty three years ago for sending out of the country unlawfully during apartheid.
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ordered SARS to refund Ferrari Logistics, from which it wrongfully collected more than R1m from its bank account by means of a third-party appointment.
Zimbabwean businessman Frank Buyanga Sadiqi is taking SARS to court, claiming it confiscated Kruger gold coins worth an estimated R600m, personal jewellery, watches and cellphones from him.
SARS has effectively binned the controversial report penned by Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane that culminated in a purge of high-level officials from the agency, symbolically knocking the final nail into the coffin of the discredited ‘rogue unit’ narrative, says a Business Day report.
Businessmen Litha Nyhonyha and Niven Pillay, the owners of Regiments Capital, are heading to court to set aside the liquidation of their financial advisory firm, says a Scorpio report on the Daily Maverick site.
SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter is looking to collect ‘tens of billions’ in taxes from people and institutions who are deliberately hiding it from the collection agency, says a Moneyweb report.
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has issued a final liquidation order against a company belonging to Durban businesswoman and socialite Shauwn Mkhize (formerly Mpisane), says a TimesLIVE report.
Limpopo businessman Kabelo Matsepe is facing a a R61.5m tax bill on money a Scorpio investigation by Pauli van Wyk says was mostly received from the VBS Mutual Bank municipal commissions scam.
A Port Elizabeth woman accused of cooking the books and seriously under-reporting her revenue to the taxman – so she could allegedly pocket about R3.5m – was left in the lurch yesterday when her attorney failed to appear in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court, according to a report in The Herald.
Luxury household furniture, appliances and artworks belonging to ex-Prasa boss Lucky Montana went under the hammer in Johannesburg this week.
Do the Public Protector's powers to subpoena extend to taxpayer information? This is the conundrum that will face the Constitutional Court tomorrow when the justices will hear an application for leave to appeal by the Public Protector against a Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) judgment in March which held that taxpayer information was confidential.
Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s bid to access former President Jacob Zuma’s tax records, particularly those relating to his apparent moonlighting as an employee of Royal Security, will be heard in the Constitutional Court on 3 September, reports Marianne Thamm for the Daily Maverick.