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.

Some proposals to ‘tighten’ SEZ tax regime withdrawn

But concerns raised by tax and manufacturing experts will have to wait.

Tax practitioners are being told to ‘toe the line’

Or face being deregistered and barred from practicing.

Exactly who is entitled to obtain confidential taxpayer information?

It’s now up to the courts to give clarity on the matter.

People save little, but have high expectations of retirement income

Highlighting the importance of awareness and careful planning.

Treasury retains cap on investments in venture capital companies

A move that may put the future of some VCCs in jeopardy.

Mboweni says ‘rock the boat’, but there are no waves

Taxpayers must brace themselves for even more increases.

Tax is an important weapon in clawing back ‘ill-gotten gains’

Money received by corrupt means is still income, and is subject to income tax.

Signs the rules may start to work for – not against – small business

Strangled by red tape and squeezed by late or non-payments, there may be a measure of light at the end of the tunnel for SMEs.

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.

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