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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


In other news
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • Kuwait, South Africa
  • November 15 2012

Califonia voters approved two ballot initiatives on November 6 that will affect tax burdens in the state


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


Ruling on leasehold improvements
  • DLA 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


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


Exemption from donations tax and the net value of an estate
  • DLA 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


VAT considerations between developers and owners of land
  • DLA 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


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


Temporary rental of units extension of cut-off date
  • DLA 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


Commercial building allowances
  • DLA 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