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Global Private M&A Handbook - 2016
  • Baker McKenzie
  • South Africa, United Kingdom, USA, European Union, Germany, Global, Hong Kong, Mexico, OECD, Australia, China
  • October 18 2016

The federal government of Argentina is divided into provinces. All powers not delegated to the federal government by the National Constitution remain


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 amnesty renovations concluded!
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • October 28 2010

After representations were made to the National Treasury with respect to the introduction of a residential property amnesty, it appears that the final version of the legislation has been 'renovated' to suit the array of family planning structures and circumstances currently being utilised


Proposed repeal of the VAT zero rating under the National Housing Programme
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • September 7 2015

In terms of section 11(2)(s) of the Value Added Tax Act No. 89 of 1991 (the "VAT Act"), payment made to vendors in respect of services supplied to a


The acquisition of immovable property and transfer duty VAT
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • October 22 2015

The acquisition of an immovable property triggers the payment of either VAT or transfer duty. Whether VAT or transfer duty is payable is determined


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


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


No looking back for section 13sex of the Income Tax Act
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • September 20 2016

Various building allowances are available for both owners and lessees of buildings under the Income Tax Act, No. 58 of 1962 (the “Act”) for erecting


REITS as an Investment Vehicle
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • September 6 2016

During May 2016, the South African Revenue Service ("SARS") released a draft interpretation note on the taxation of Real Estate Investment Trusts


REITs: implementation issues
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • May 29 2013

The Real Estate Investment Trust ("REIT") regime is set to usher in a new era for the listed property sector by affording certain tax advantages to