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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


An increase in transfer duty - will it dampen the property market?
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • February 24 2016

Last year's increase in the threshold for transfer duty to R750 000 was positive, but unfortunately no further relief is provided this year for


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


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