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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


The valuation of a usufruct for tax purposes
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • July 9 2015

The value of a usufruct (which is the right to use property and enjoy it's profits without directly owning it) is often needed to be calculated for


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


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


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


Commercial property: three ways to save tax
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • June 10 2016

When CGT was introduced in South Africa in 2001 the effective rate for companies was 15. The effective rate is now 22.4. So, since 2001 the


Additional Tax Amendments: Business (Financial Sector)
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • February 25 2016

There are certain scenarios where the tax relief provided in the Taxation Laws Amendment Act (2015) to assist the hedge fund industry’s transition to


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


Extension for Philadelphia nonprofit property owners filing to maintain tax exemption
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • South Africa, USA
  • April 1 2015

Nonprofit organization owners of tax-exempt real property located in Philadelphia were required to submit information by March 31, 2015 for their