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Past articles by Amanda:

Auto-assessments for individual taxpayers kick off

More than 3 million taxpayers will have their tax returns filed by Sars on their behalf this year. → Read More

Renewed calls for tax relief for home office expenses

As things stand, individuals must meet strict requirements in order to claim any lockdown-related home office expenditure. → Read More

Covid-19: Salary cuts and tax impact

The less you earn, the bigger your tax ‘saving’. → Read More

‘Significant’ improvement to UIF relief scheme

But some challenges remain. → Read More

Lockdown: Tax considerations for those continuing with operations

Will the 'tools of the trade' be regarded as fringe benefits? → Read More

The sneaky tax on death that is easy to forget about

Possible capital gains tax is compounded by the fact that the applicable exclusions have not been adjusted for inflation for years. → Read More

Greater focus on rebuilding Sars

Government to publish a discussion document by June this year. → Read More

The cost of political deafness for taxpayers

Tax ombud's independence is necessary – but government isn't getting back to him. → Read More

Sars, the Public Protector and the matter of taxpayer privacy

A constitutional right is the central issue in the battle to have Jacob Zuma’s financial information made public. → Read More

Troubling new interpretation of tax credits and deductions on foreign income

Taxpayers may bear the full brunt of double taxation without relief. → Read More

The assurance companies and investors really need

Corporate scandals and the massive penalties inflicted on big audit firms have affected the credibility of audit opinions. Where to from here? → Read More

Mboweni says ‘rock the boat’, but there are no waves

Taxpayers must brace themselves for even more increases. → Read More

Tax is an important weapon in clawing back ‘ill-gotten gains’

Money received by corrupt means is still income, and is subject to income tax. → Read More

The importance of having a well-structured will

And why it needs to be updated every year or at least with every life event that occurs. → Read More

When voluntary disclosure is not voluntary

An error on a tax return can be rectified with Sars's VDP but experts say there are holes in the system. → Read More

Special Economic Zone regime proposals ‘make no sense’

If approved, only newly established businesses will qualify for tax benefits. → Read More

Changes to venture capital incentive ‘misdirected’

If proposal to limit the tax deduction goes through it will be effective from July 21 – again making the scheme less attractive. → Read More

Denel employees could be in trouble with Sars

State-owned arms manufacturer accused of not paying payroll deductions over to the relevant bodies. → Read More

The importance of estate planning

Dr Eben Nel explains how proper estate planning ties in with the drafting of a valid and meaningful will. → Read More

Why a DIY will is not a good idea

Learn from the mistakes of others and don’t be tempted to do it yourself. → Read More