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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.
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The Zondo Report on SAA, SAAT and SA Express

5 Jan 2022 /  Barbara Curson
The commission recommends that law enforcement agencies must act.
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Elizabeth Holmes – the fallen Silicon Valley star

5 Jan 2022 /  Barbara Curson
Such were the powers of persuasion that investors handed over hundreds of millions of dollars without insisting on audited financials.
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Saica revises response to its ‘professional competence’ debacle

24 Dec 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Institute provides further clarity for candidates following disastrous sitting of APC exam.
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Is Prasa in crisis?

22 Dec 2021 /  Barbara Curson
There's the R82.8bn in subsidies, the cumulative irregular expenditure of R28.6bn, the missing financial statements … and the transport minister who wishes to ‘set the record straight’.
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Trade misinvoicing costs South Africa R325bn a year

20 Dec 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Report confirms the continued inability of governments to stop capital flight and illicit outflows through the international trading system.
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The growing concerns around cross-border transfer pricing in Africa

20 Dec 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Documentation has become more voluminous and complex.

Sars’s 2021 scorecard in the fight against crime

13 Dec 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Revenue service has been notching up convictions.
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‘Taxpayer secrecy provisions contributed towards the loss of trust in Sars’

23 Nov 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Taxpayers and tax practitioners believe that Sars 'hides behind' secrecy rules.
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Sars incorrectly recalls refund from a taxpayer’s bank account

22 Nov 2021 /  Barbara Curson
And is unable to say why.
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Covid-19 tender-related fraud rages unabated

16 Nov 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Special Tribunal to hear review of alleged R50m tender irregularities related to upgrades to AngloGold Ashanti Hospital.

The transfer pricing complexity of digitised supply chains

15 Nov 2021 /  Barbara Curson
For one thing, it has completely upended the physical presence test.
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Transnet incurs R14.5bn irregular expenditure for 2021

15 Nov 2021 /  Barbara Curson
And is heavily dependent on external funders.

Over 20 000 former government employees have not claimed their pensions

12 Nov 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Unclaimed pension benefits are defined as benefits unpaid for longer than 24 months after the employee's exit date.

Will global tax reform lead to a fairer tax system?

11 Nov 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Does the two-pillar solution address the tax loopholes corporates use?

GEPF investment portfolio grows 27.5%

11 Nov 2021 /  Barbara Curson
Market value of the fund increased by R451bn to top the R2.09trn mark for FY2021.

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