January 23 deadline causing headaches for provisional taxpayers

The recent announcement that the deadline for provisional taxpayers has been brought forward to 23 January 2023 is causing confusion. “Some provisional taxpayers have mistaken this to mean that their second provisional tax submission is due sooner this year, but this is incorrect,” says Nicolas Botha, Tax Team Compliance & Processing Manager at Tax Consulting […]

The Information That Can Keep A Deceased Estate Frozen

As if the distress of losing a loved one was not enough, the process of winding up their estate immediately following their death can prove overwhelming to a grieving family. But if they cannot promptly produce the legally required information, that critical source of funds may remain frozen much longer than necessary.

What Can Happen to Your Family If You Have No Will?

What Can Happen to Your Family If You Have No Will?

Between 70 and 80 percent of South Africans do not have a will to protect their loved ones in the event of their untimely death.

Tax Implications Of Working “Remotely” In South Africa For A Foreign Company

Tax Implications Of Working “Remotely” In South Africa For A Foreign Company

The COVID pandemic has brought a lot of changes in terms of how employees render their services.  The theme of employees working remotely has become more prevalent, and there has been a rise in South Africans working for foreign companies while still living in South Africa.

Does your tax residency status impact your ability to receive an inheritance from South Africa?

Does Your Tax Residency Status Impact Your Ability To Receive An Inheritance From South Africa?

The finalisation of a deceased estate is in itself a time consuming and frustrating process for South Africans. Further complexity and exasperation is caused when one of the heirs is an expatriate.

South Africans Creating Offshore Wealth By Switching SA Life Policies To Dollar

Reflecting their bearish view on the rand, South African expatriates holding rand-denominated life policies are increasingly opting to convert their policies to the dollar, providing a hedge to the rand while exempting them from domestic estate tax.

2022 Budget Speech

10 Key Highlights from the 2022 Budget Speech

The Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana, delivered his maiden Budget Speech this afternoon. Discussed below are 10 key highlights from the 2022 Budget Review.

What Is Provisional Tax And When Do I Qualify For It

What Is Provisional Tax And When Do I Qualify For It?

During 2021, many South Africans were forced to start their own businesses to put food on the table, while others changed from traditional employees to contracted remote workers. Whether they retained a reduced salary or wholly embraced the responsibility of being an entrepreneur, it is important for these individuals to understand how the South African […]

The Close Of The 2021 Filing Season – Don’t Be Caught Off Guard

The current tax filing season is almost at an end. Many taxpayers have submitted their annual return to the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”), while others are scampering to submit their returns before the 23 November 2021 deadline.


While the country was under lockdown, it appears SARS and National Treasury have been hard at work, using this time to refine the law in SARS’ favour.