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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.

Be aware of the tax treatment on restricted shares

Grey tax areas, especially for start-up businesses, are tricky.

Mining tax provisions have not kept up with the industry

Court ruling highlights the need for amendments to the Income Tax Act.

The importance of having a well-structured will

And why it needs to be updated every year or at least with every life event that occurs.

New rules make ‘brass plate’ companies extremely risky

Non-compliant firms face fines of £100k and EU blacklisting.

When voluntary disclosure is not voluntary

An error on a tax return can be rectified with Sars’s VDP but experts say there are holes in the system.

Sars damage will linger for years to come – Kieswetter

Tax revenue shortfall surges to R57bn.

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.
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