Tax

January 22, 2020

Must you pay tax on your rental income?

Letting out property can give you an excellent “annuity” income, and if that concept appeals to you and a buy-to-let property comes your way at the […]
May 15, 2019

Expats and employers: Plan now for the new Expat Tax changes

“An income tax form is like a laundry list – either way you lose your shirt” (Comedian Fred Allen) This article is important to you if […]
September 11, 2017

Making money with Airbnb? Tax and other issues

Airbnb is an increasingly popular and lucrative way for residential property owners to earn extra income from short-term rentals of spare rooms, holiday houses, apartments and […]
February 6, 2017

BUYING AND SELLING PROPERTY: WHO PAYS THE TAXMAN?

Note: What follows is of necessity just a general summary of some complex provisions, there are various exemptions and exceptions (such as possible zero-rating of going concern […]
July 7, 2015

SARS: (TAX) CRIME DOESN’T PAY!

“The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government” (Barry M. Goldwater) SARS it seems retains a much higher enforcement capability than […]
April 9, 2015

THE NEW TRANSFER DUTY RATES: WILL YOU PAY LESS, OR MORE?

In a nutshell, the transfer duty tax breaks announced in Budget 2015 will reduce costs for most middle-income households but will increase costs of property transactions […]
January 13, 2015

TAX PENALTIES: WHAT MUST SARS PROVE?

SARS has the power to impose severe penalties on any taxpayer failing to declare or pay taxes in accordance with law. For example, in a case […]
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