Tax Practitioners under Pressure as Tax season cut by three weeks

Taxpayers who file at a branch must submit their tax returns by 31 October  2018, 3 weeks earlier. The tax return deadline this year will be 31 October 2018, meaning most taxpayers and tax practitioners will have 18 fewer business […]

Connecting the dots in South Africa’s VAT increase and inflation

Shutterstock Jannie Rossouw, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa is bracing itself for the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) in many years. The hike is part of the government’s efforts to contain a budget deficit. VAT is set […]

Unpacking the latest 2018 tax hikes in South Africa

Shutterstock Muneer Hassan, University of Johannesburg South Africa’s 2018 budget seemed to be all about tax hikes. The most significant was the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) since 1993 from 14% to 15%. Sibonelo Radebe asked Muneer Hassan […]

South Africa’s 2018 budget: first steps towards a recovery, but at what cost?

South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is trying to spearhead a more stable economic landscape. Reuters/Mike Hutchings Seán Mfundza Muller, University of Johannesburg The 2018 Budget, presented by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in Parliament, lays out the painful consequences of […]