Amanda has been a journalist since 1986 and has worked in print, radio, television and online. She joined the world of financial journalism around 2003 and has never looked back. She specializes in tax and has written about trade law, competition law and regulatory issues.

Moving forward after years of plunder and corruption

Tax Indaba to look into ways of recouping lost monies.

Special Economic Zone regime proposals ‘make no sense’

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

Changes to venture capital incentive ‘misdirected’

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

Denel employees could be in trouble with Sars

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

First payment for provisional taxpayers looms

But technical glitches are still an issue.

The importance of estate planning

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

Why a DIY will is not a good idea

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

The emotional and financial cost of a poorly-drafted will

It’s vital to stick to the formalities when executing your will.

Opportunity is again knocking in the listed property sector

Earnings are improving.

Taxpayers battle with glitches after eFiling modernisation

Some problems fixed over the weekend – Sars.

Employees who face disciplinary action can get out of ‘jail’ free

By resigning with immediate effect. But there are remedies for employers.

Tax season opens with strong warnings against non-compliance

Sars will step up its administration and penalties to ensure better compliance, commissioner says.

The tricky thing about double tax agreements

Most-favoured-nation concept tested in South African and Dutch courts.

The consequences of a disillusioned youth

A large-scale protest movement could result if the quality of education and rate of employment in SA don’t improve.

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