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July 12, 2018

Changing banking details with SARS

In order to prevent fraud, the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) requires confirmation of new or any changes to existing banking details and will only process any refunds due once […]
April 17, 2018

Employer Annual Reconciliation due

Employers should be aware that Employer Annual Reconciliation is due for submission at SARS from April 2018. If the relevant deadlines are missed, certain penalties will apply. Penalties are charged […]
February 19, 2018

Provisional Tax penalties on underestimation of income

Provisional taxpayers are generally those taxpayers who earn income from sources other than a salary. In other words, PAYE is not deducted from these other sources of income on a […]
February 6, 2018

Tax clearance certificates

Taxpayers may require SARS to issue them with a tax clearance certificate for various reasons. This includes a general confirmation that the relevant taxpayer’s affairs are all in order and […]
November 29, 2017

SARS to intensify action against tax offenders

Despite the fact that SARS has upheld their philosophy of education, service, and thereafter enforcement, they have noticed an increase in taxpayers not submitting their tax returns by the stipulated […]
August 30, 2017

5 Top tips to use during a SARS VAT Verification

Following a discussion with fellow senior employees at the MMS Group we felt it necessary to share some essential tips regarding the SARS VAT verification process. It is essential that […]
July 26, 2017

Submit your 2017 Income Tax Return and avoid penalties

Annual Tax season is here, and Income Tax return submissions began 1 July 2017. We’ve taken the liberty of answering frequently asked questions individuals may have. The South African Revenue […]
April 25, 2017

VDP and SVDP, what does this mean for me?

What is VDP? A VDP (Voluntary Disclosure Programme) is a process by which SARS extends an opportunity to taxpayers to regularise their tax affairs by disclosing any defaults on their […]
April 5, 2017

SARS releases new ruling on documentary requirements for VAT purposes

In February 2015 the South Atlantic Jazz Festival (Pty) Ltd successfully appealed a judgment of the Tax Court to the Full Bench of the Western Cape High Court (reported as […]
November 25, 2016

Will SARS allow you to deduct your company/close corporation’s assessed loss?

Under normal circumstances SARS will allow a taxpayer to carry forward the previous tax year’s assessed loss and set it off against the current tax year’s taxable income. However, there […]