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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.

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.

Treasury tightens the noose on emigrants’ retirement assets

3 Mar 2021 /  Joon Chong and Wesley Grimm   24
Treasury proposal to include an emigrant's SA retirement funds within the net of assets subject to exit tax is problematic.

Government growth projections considered ‘realistic’

26 Feb 2021 /  Amanda Visser   2
Major concerns about plans to cut wage bill and reduce deficit.

Rules about working from home need attention

23 Feb 2021 /  Amanda Visser   5
There are instances where people will be able to claim some expenses, but the burden of proof remains tough.

Promising collection signs alleviate pressure for tax increases

19 Feb 2021 /  Amanda Visser   2
There may even be room for taxpayer relief.

Scraping the pots to find revenue

17 Feb 2021 /  Amanda Visser    16
Tax increases could have been one such pot, but it's already been scraped dangerously thin.

Covid-19 has led to increased risk aversion among retirees

12 Feb 2021 /  Amanda Visser   6
It may sound ironic, but people are now even more concerned that they may live too long.

Several tax changes for companies and individuals in Mauritius

9 Dec 2020 /  Amanda Visser   19
Causing uncertainty for South Africans.

Lockdowns and travel bans may still affect expats

7 Dec 2020 /  Amanda Visser   2
Despite some relief regarding tax exemption on foreign employment income.

Export taxes becoming more prevalent globally

UPDATE
27 Nov 2020 /  Amanda Visser   12
SA is following the trend by introducing an export tax on scrap metal exports in 2021.

Emigration, delays, double tax and other worries

16 Nov 2020 /  Amanda Visser   20
Emigration is now hot on everyone’s lips.

Concerns about impact of increased taxes on declining tax morality

28 Oct 2020 /  Amanda Visser   14
...and emigration, as Mboweni steps up to present his mini-budget today.

The three-year rule for tax emigration sticks

UPDATE
15 Oct 2020 /  Amanda Visser   18
Even though there are other ways to test whether people have permanently left the country.
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