When a person dies, they leave behind an estate which includes everything they own. Estate Duty is payable on the estate of every person who dies and whose nett estate is in excess of R3,5 million. It is charged at the rate
The frustration experienced by taxpayers and the complexity of registering a trust as a taxpayer with the South African Revenue Service (SARS), has been widely publicised in recent years. Despite calls from industry bodies for a simplified approach (like companies
The Tax Administration Act that came into effect on 1 October 2012 is a valiant attempt to balance the rights of the tax man with those of the taxpayer. One of the ways of bolstering the taxpayer’s position on this
Many property owners are still unaware that they should declare their rental income to The South African Revenue Services (SARS). If a property owner rents out his/her property and receives a rental income, it will be subject to being taxed.