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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.

Groundbreaking decision for mining companies

17 Oct 2017 /  Amanda Visser   1
Firms entitled to deduct the cost of transport, insurance and handling to determine 'gross sales' even if the costs were not invoiced separately.

Sars gets R1bn revenue boost from undeclared offshore assets

12 Oct 2017 /  Amanda Visser   14
More than 2 000 taxpayers made use of the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme.

How the dead frustrate the living

6 Oct 2017 /  Amanda Visser   7
Changes to the Income Tax Act make the winding up of an estate a never-ending process.

Dti publishes a full list of grant recipients for the first time

29 Sep 2017 /  Amanda Visser  
Values of the individual grants, however, remain unknown.

Sars sees serious slippage in compliance culture

12 Sep 2017 /  Amanda Visser   25
Revenue service faces pressure to up its game.

Penalties on non-submission of returns reversed

4 Sep 2017 /  Amanda Visser  
Many taxpayers were not required to file returns as they were below the income threshold.

Taxpayers get time bump-out for undisclosed foreign assets

28 Aug 2017 /  Amanda Visser   3
Practitioners advise against waiting until the last minute.

Penalties for withdrawal from rehabilitation funds more severe

16 Aug 2017 /  Amanda Visser  
Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill proposes that 40% of the market value of the impermissible withdrawals or investments will be a tax.

Annuitisation of provident fund benefits postponed again

3 Aug 2017 /  Amanda Visser   3
While reforms have been met with resistance, tax benefits will encourage South Africans to save.

Wasted tax money affects willingness to pay

26 Jul 2017 /  Amanda Visser   27
Public support for paying taxes is coming under significant attack.

More clarity on reporting requirements for multinationals

5 Jul 2017 /  Amanda Visser  
Who is required to file, how it should be filed and what is necessary to disclose.

New taxpayer verification process painful, but necessary

29 Jun 2017 /  Amanda Visser   10
Use of biometric information is aimed at curtailing fraud.

Foreign income change to increase cost of employment

15 Jun 2017 /  Amanda Visser    7
Companies investing abroad will suffer most.

New incentive scheme to boost agro-processing and exports

7 Jun 2017 /  Amanda Visser   
Aim is to spark more local agriculture projects, assist in transformation and enhance the export-readiness of companies.

New reporting requirements for SA financial institutions

5 Jun 2017 /  Amanda Visser   1
The common reporting standard requires financial institutions to report on their foreign customer base, not just US customers.

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