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Amanda Visser

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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.

Tax disputes gathering dust

23 Jul 2021 /  Amanda Visser   10
But there are ways to avoid disputes with Sars.

Auto-assessments: Your tax return hasn’t been filed until you say ‘Yay’ or ‘Nay’

8 Jul 2021 /  Amanda Visser   10
Taxpayers should note that their acceptance – or rejection – of an auto-assessment is not automatic: they must let Sars know whether they agree with it or not.

Saica’s exam pass rate increases

7 Jul 2021 /  Amanda Visser   24
Despite challenges presented by the pandemic.

Filing season will be a virtual experience due to Covid-19

2 Jul 2021 /  Amanda Visser   7
Sars branches remain closed for the next six weeks – but the encouraging news is that internal corruption investigations have resulted in more than 100 resignations and dismissals, and 10 criminal convictions.

Concerns about narrow interpretation for home office deductions

24 Jun 2021 /  Amanda Visser   20
Very few employees will be able to claim expenses.

Carbon tax: What you need to know

21 Jun 2021 /  Amanda Visser   17
Second round of tax return submissions coming up.

Getting transfer pricing policy right remains tricky

10 Jun 2021 /  Amanda Visser   1
New regulations and changes to existing tax legislation do not help.

Sars wants to limit tax relief for disabled costs

27 May 2021 /  Amanda Visser   36
Sars argues in the document that school fees are not in the consequence of a disability.

Expats want to remove their administrative footprint in SA

21 May 2021 /  Amanda Visser    12
They would rather pay the tax now than deal with South African bureaucracy.

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.

Tax evaders should face jail time to curb rising non-compliance – Judge Dennis Davis

14 Apr 2021 /  Amanda Visser   55
Says Sars should hone in on taxpayers who can afford a Ferrari, but pay less tax than working class South Africans.

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