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Nomination clauses and tax implications
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • June 24 2015

A nomination clause in a sale agreement of property often seems like a very good idea in complex business structures but unwanted consequences may


Value-added tax on the supply of student accommodation
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • August 19 2016

For some time now there has been a shortage of accommodation for tertiary students in South Africa. Developers have seen the gap in the market and


Commercial building allowances
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • May 16 2014

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently released an interesting binding private ruling (BPR 169) dealing with the deduction of a commercial


Transfer duty implications arising from the 2016 budget speech
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • February 25 2016

In the 2016 Budget recently delivered by Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, it was announced that our current taxes on wealth are under review by


New SARS ruling pertaining to the restructuring of a property portfolio under the corporate rules
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • May 5 2017

On 11 April 2017, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued a new Binding Private Ruling (BPR 270) setting out the tax consequences of a


Scope of capital gains tax liability broadened
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • August 14 2015

In order to provide the necessary legislative amendments required to implement the tax proposals that were announced in the 2015 National Budget on


Exemption from donations tax and the net value of an estate
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • July 3 2015

On 1 July 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling 197 (BPR 197) dealing with the donations tax consequences


Temporary rental of units extension of cut-off date
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • January 23 2015

Property developers acquire and develop fixed property for the purposes of making taxable supplies and are subject to value-added tax (VAT) on the


Residential property and VAT
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • December 11 2015

Until recently it was smaller investors who bought and let residential property. But nowadays even listed Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are


Beware of VAT zero-rating on sale of commercial property
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa, United Kingdom
  • August 28 2015

If commercial immovable property is sold as a going concern and if certain requirements are met, then the sale can be zero-rated for value-added tax