Barbara is a CA(SA) with post graduate qualifications in tax and international tax. Her experience includes working for auditors, large corporates, and Sars. Economics, financial corruption and tax policy are among her interests.

Alexkor, another broken SOE

1 Jun 2020 /  Barbara Curson    16
Forensic report exposes maladministration on a gargantuan scale.

Sars versus taxpayers

29 May 2020 /  Barbara Curson    26
Revenue service responds to Moneyweb reader experiences.

Aspects related to the shock resignation of Steinhoff’s Sonn

27 May 2020 /  Barbara Curson   19
Specifically those around non-disclosure of inside information under European law.

Sars abuses wide powers of debt recovery

18 May 2020 /  Barbara Curson   26
A win for a taxpayer as third party notice issued to bank for withdrawal of funds is declared unlawful.

National Treasury unveils five-year strategic plan

14 May 2020 /  Barbara Curson   16
Glosses over malfeasance, fraud and corruption in SOEs and municipalities.

Sars issues more Covid-19 relief guidelines

7 May 2020 /  Barbara Curson   7
Attempting to further alleviate the financial stress suffered by companies, but the amendments may not be enough.

Raising revenue through a wealth tax is clutching at straws

4 May 2020 /  Barbara Curson   35
Diverting attention away from unsolvable issues.

Batsa questions indefinite tobacco ban

2 May 2020 /  Barbara Curson   38
Says Dlamini-Zuma’s action is 'bizarre and highly irregular'.

The Land Bank provides an essential service

28 Apr 2020 /  Barbara Curson   11
Many other state-owned entities don’t.

Sars should be reminded of its constitutional duty

23 Apr 2020 /  Barbara Curson   21
Instead of standing up for the taxpayer, its hardline stance is expunging our trust.

EY ordered to pay whistleblower $11m

21 Apr 2020 /  Barbara Curson   5
After lending its name to a flagrantly misleading assurance reporting process.

Sars legal dispute time lag must be shortened

16 Apr 2020 /  Barbara Curson   2
Disputes prior to 2013 go to court in 2019

Big business left out in the cold

9 Apr 2020 /  Barbara Curson   11
Largest contributors to the economy are also facing critical cash flow constraints.

Deferment of provisional and interim tax payments

8 Apr 2020 /  Barbara Curson  
Disaster management tax relief – more details.

Decoding the Draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill

7 Apr 2020 /  Barbara Curson  
The changes have already come into effect and run until the end of July.

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