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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.

Sars hones its relationship with the rich and the super-rich

10 May 2021 /  Amanda Visser   39
Rejuvenated high wealth individual taxpayer unit has more 'members', is offering more services, and looks set to collect more revenue.

Concerns about funding incentives for film and TV productions in SA

5 May 2021 /  Amanda Visser   4
'Critical to prevent the implosion of the local industry'.

Increased focus on customs and excise policy framework

26 Apr 2021 /  Amanda Visser   4
Brace for change as government works to protect the local economy.

Normal wear and tear deductions should remain when tax incentives lapse

22 Apr 2021 /  Amanda Visser   1
Tax legislation commonly provides for such a deduction.

Report to allow criminal prosecutions by Sars at ‘advanced stage’

15 Apr 2021 /  Amanda Visser   42
Will be finalised within the next two months.

Separation of audit and advisory functions should be tested

8 Apr 2021 /  Amanda Visser    2
Audit firms need to be kept from getting carried away by ‘opportunities’ and better able to spot red flags.

Sars exceeds revenue targets

1 Apr 2021 /  Amanda Visser   17
Economic rebound, compliance efforts boost revenue collections.

Managing delays in the winding up of a deceased estate

25 Mar 2021 /  Amanda Visser   3
Unnecessary and costly delays can prolong the trauma and potentially cause financial hardship.

Century-old biased will tested all the way up SA judicial system

24 Mar 2021 /  Amanda Visser   3
'Stay away from discriminatory bequests on the basis of classes of heirs, such as gender,’ advises Louis van Vuren, CEO of the Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa.

Making the right choices makes for a happier and fairer marriage

23 Mar 2021 /  Amanda Visser  
Choosing the right matrimonial property regime is as important as choosing the right person to spend the rest of your life with, because both decisions have everlasting consequences.

Government growth projections considered ‘realistic’

26 Feb 2021 /  Amanda Visser   2
Major concerns about plans to cut wage bill and reduce deficit.

Budget signals the need for greater competitiveness

25 Feb 2021 /  Amanda Visser  
Reduction in corporate income tax rate shows government will be giving the private sector room to move.

Corruption and bad laws ravage SA’s tax base

25 Feb 2021 /  Amanda Visser  
‘Sars is absolutely critical to the future of South Africa because if Sars fails, the country fails’: Mark Silberman, Accfin Software director and vice-chair of the Saica tax technology subcommittee.

Sars gets large injection to improve technology infrastructure

25 Feb 2021 /  Amanda Visser   12
Also starts legal processes to recover unwarranted expenditure.

Tax relief for embattled taxpayers, but not all is rosy

24 Feb 2021 /  Amanda Visser   15
Above-inflation increases in alcohol and tobacco excise duties announced.

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