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    Recent SARS Audit initiative

    SARS has implemented a new initiative concerning employees’ tax audits, aimed specifically at travel allowances, the employees’ tax treatment of remuneration paid to expatriate employees and employee share incentive schemes.
    Modified date: 2014/05/29
    Business and industry issue

    KPMG's Individual Income Tax and Social Security Rate Survey

    The 2010 edition of KPMG's Individual Income Tax and Social Security Rate Survey.
    Modified date: 2013/05/14
    Survey report

    T-Shirts and Tax

    There has been a recent exchange in the press, contributed to even by SARS, to the effect that when an employer gives an employee some World Cup paraphernalia, that employee would be taxable.
    Modified date: 2013/05/14
    Business and industry issue

    The demise of the company car?

    Over the last decade, the South African tax legislation has been amended to close almost all loopholes and “structuring opportunities” available to individuals.
    Modified date: 2011/08/23
    Business and industry issue

    Employees Tax: SARS’ battle to win a vacation

    As most employers know, fringe benefits are essentially “perks” that employees receive, over and above their cash salaries, which must be included in the calculation to determine the employers’ liability to withhold employees’ tax.
    Modified date: 2011/08/23
    Regulatory update