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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.
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Sars and striking workers no closer to an agreement

27 May 2022 /  Amanda Visser
Operational disruptions appear to be minimal.

Revised Sars Service Charter pleases some, but not all

20 May 2022 /  Amanda Visser
Document is far more detailed than 2018 version.

Rigid penalty regime drives taxpayer compliance

16 May 2022 /  Amanda Visser
But many of those who do comply see it another ‘revenue generator’.

Sars disallowed over 60% of home office claims last year

10 May 2022 /  Amanda Visser
The rules regarding the deduction of these expenses are clear, but taxpayers should know their options if Sars gets it wrong.
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Sars and the never ending cycle of inappropriate verifications

4 May 2022 /  Amanda Visser
Taxpayer complaints of this nature are now classified as systemic.

Non-compliance with employee taxes negatively impacts individuals

3 May 2022 /  Amanda Visser
There is talk of rights for employees to compel their employers to comply.

Poor performance in three large markets has pulled down private wealth growth in Africa

26 Apr 2022 /  Amanda Visser
In SA, private wealth has declined by 12% over the past decade.
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Vat compliance remains a key focus area for Sars

11 Apr 2022 /  Amanda Visser
The biggest portion of all refunds goes to Vat.

Renegotiations of double tax agreements take time

11 Apr 2022 /  Amanda Visser
Our current international reputation does not help.
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Understand land use regulations before ‘repurposing’ your house

4 Apr 2022 /  Amanda Visser
Your neighbours could put an end to your activities.
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Take note if you are conducting a business from your private residence

29 Mar 2022 /  Amanda Visser
Ratepayers must comply with their zoning provisions.

Legislative change addresses circumvention of donations tax

16 Mar 2022 /  Amanda Visser
New section of Income Tax Act includes a ‘dangerous’ and ‘powerful’ addition to the definition of gross income.
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Stumbling blocks to winding up deceased estates

16 Mar 2022 /  Amanda Visser
Angélique Visser, national councillor at Fisa, explains the so-called ‘three Ps’ that can delay the winding up of a deceased estate.

Anomaly in two important pieces of legislation addressed

15 Mar 2022 /  Amanda Visser
Recent case again emphasises the importance of a will.
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Avoid these pitfalls when drafting your will

14 Mar 2022 /  Amanda Visser
Fisa chair Ian Brink explains how vague or unclear testamentary instructions when drafting a will, as well as inadequately identified heirs, can delay the finalisation of this important document.

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