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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.

Frustration at slow pace of investigations into corruption

22 Sep 2021 /  Amanda Visser   9
Mountains of evidence available yet people are still walking the streets.

Experts question blanket limitation of assessed losses

6 Sep 2021 /  Amanda Visser   11
Treasury should consider implementing differential carveouts in certain circumstances.

Tax proposal brings decisions around retirement savings into focus

30 Aug 2021 /  Amanda Visser   6
The absence of details around the proposal may cause unnecessary panic, prompting experts to warn those wanting to emigrate against making rash decisions.

Tax disputes gathering dust

23 Jul 2021 /  Amanda Visser   11
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.
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