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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


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


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 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


Withholding tax on disposal of immovable property
  • Webber Wentzel
  • South Africa
  • February 26 2015

Broader application of the withholding tax on immovable property disposed of by non-residents is envisaged. It is proposed that the definition of


A recap of the REIT provisions and the latest amendments thereto
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • February 18 2015

The provisions in the Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962 ("the Act") pertaining to the taxation of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("REITs") are contained


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


REITs dispensation for unlisted property-owning companies
  • Webber Wentzel
  • South Africa
  • February 26 2015

A special dispensation for listed REITs was introduced in 2012. It is proposed that a regulatory framework for unlisted property-owning companies be


The taxation of employer-provided low cost housing: a step in the right direction, but not yet a leap for mankind
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • December 10 2013

As part of Government's anti-poverty objectives, Government is seeking to provide low-income South African's with low cost housing and more


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