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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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