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The anomaly that dividends are not exempt when declared by a REIT
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • February 24 2016

The introduction of tax legislation pertaining to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) has resulted in significant development of this industry over


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


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


REIT legislation extended to unlisted property-owning companies
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • February 25 2015

Section 25BB of the Income Tax Act was adopted in South Africa with effect from 1 April 2013 to govern the taxation of real estate investment trusts


VAT considerations between developers and owners of land
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • July 11 2014

Where a registered vendor for Value-added Tax (VAT) purposes disposes of vacant subdivided land or developed properties in the course and furtherance


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


Ruling on leasehold improvements
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • August 8 2014

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released binding private ruling 177 (Ruling) on 31 July 2014. The Ruling concerned a lease and a sublease 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


Decision on the VAT treatment of the supply of student accommodation
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • March 18 2016

An interesting judgment was recently delivered in the High Court (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) in the matter of Respublica (Pty) Ltd v Commissioner


REITs - a recent ruling about ‘qualifying distributions’
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • February 5 2016

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are subject to a special tax regime in South Africa. Put simply, a REIT may deduct for income tax purposes