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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.

Covid-19: Salary cuts and tax impact

6 Jul 2020 /  Amanda Visser   8
The less you earn, the bigger your tax ‘saving’.

Fundamental change to tax filing season

1 Jul 2020 /  Amanda Visser   8
Taxpayers should take note now.

Tax collections worse than expected

25 Jun 2020 /  Amanda Visser   15
SA is expected to miss its target for the year by more than R300bn.

Tito’s emergency budget and the harsh realities awaiting SA

11 Jun 2020 /  Amanda Visser   12
The impact of the chokehold on economic activity will be spelt out later this month.

Covid-19: Taxpayers can apply for a tax debt deferment

29 May 2020 /  Amanda Visser   1
Up to 35% of an employer’s total employee PAYE tax liability may be deferred as well as 35% of its provisional tax liability.

‘Significant’ improvement to UIF relief scheme

13 May 2020 /  Amanda Visser   13
But some challenges remain.

The folly of allowing the economy to ‘informalise’

8 May 2020 /  Amanda Visser   21
Preventing people from being economically active pushes them to start doing so illegally.

Considerations for companies in distress

6 May 2020 /  Amanda Visser   9
‘Massive increase’ in the number of crisis business sales seen as inevitable.

Employers ‘angry, frustrated, horrified’ by Ters process

30 Apr 2020 /  Amanda Visser   58
Some have given up, others have been forced to take out loans to pay their employees.

Ters relief directives cause confusion

UPDATE
28 Apr 2020 /  Amanda Visser   11
First through a lack of clarity, then through amendments.

Wider relief for companies struggling to pay workers

UPDATE
21 Apr 2020 /  Amanda Visser   7
Those whose operations have partially closed now qualify, as do businesses that are still paying their employees.

Working from home: Employees get little tax relief

UPDATE
14 Apr 2020 /  Amanda Visser   3
Deductions only allowed in specific circumstances.

Pandemic: Authorities receive guidance on specific tax relief

9 Apr 2020 /  Amanda Visser  
Different countries, different measures – but the central goal is (generally) the same: support the taxpayer.

Tax relief, other relief packages announced for SMEs

30 Mar 2020 /  Amanda Visser   10
For tax-compliant businesses with an annual turnover of less than R50m.

Lockdown: Tax considerations for those continuing with operations

27 Mar 2020 /  Amanda Visser  
Will the 'tools of the trade' be regarded as fringe benefits?
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