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NEWS | SARS IS AWARE OF YOUR OFFSHORE ASSETS

The days where SARS shuts its eyes to taxpayers’ offshore holdings are thing of the past. SARS is finally utilising the Automatic Exchange of Information regime to pin down taxpayers who have not disclosed their offshore interests and numerous taxpayers have already received some alarming notices to this effect.

Last Chance For SA Expatriates To Come Clean With SARS

NEWS | LAST CHANCE FOR SA EXPATRIATES TO COME CLEAN WITH SARS

South Africans living or working abroad can no longer avoid the long arm of SARS. Under pressure to meet its revenue quotas, the tax authority has started auditing the country’s non-compliant expatriates in earnest.

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NEWS | MARCH 2021 A WATERSHED FOR RETIREMENT FUNDS IN SOUTH AFRICA: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

1 March 2021 marks a watershed for retirement funds in South Africa, says Jean du Toit, attorney and head of tax technical at Tax Consulting South Africa.

Successfully Navigating Important SA Government Document Renewals While Living Abroad

NEWS | SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING IMPORTANT SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT RENEWALS WHILE LIVING ABROAD

As a South Africa working and living abroad, there is nothing more frustrating than incessant delays on applications for new and/or renewals of South African Government-issued documentation (referred to as “Civic services”).

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill Provides Relief For SA Expats Trapped During Lockdown

NEWS | TAXATION LAWS AMENDMENT BILL PROVIDES RELIEF FOR SOUTH AFRICAN EXPATS “TRAPPED” DURING LOCKDOWN

On 13 October 2020, National Treasury and SARS published their responses on the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (“TLAB”), which included potential relief for South African expatriates who were unable to leave South Africa owing to the Covid-19 lockdown.

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NEWS | SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT ISSUED CERTIFICATES 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The protracted lockdown in South Africa resulted in the Department of Home Affairs (“DHA”) offering limited emergency services. South African citizens and permanent residents seeking Civic Services such as unabridged birth and marriage certificates were left frustrated as existing applications were indefinitely delayed.

Treasury And SARS Outline New Tax Changes For SA

NEWS | TREASURY AND SARS OUTLINE NEW TAX CHANGES FOR SOUTH AFRICA

National Treasury has responded to some of the key changes proposed in its Draft Tax Law Amendment Bill (TLAB) and Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (Draft TALAB) – including questions around emigration and harsher punishments for taxpayers.

Unexpected Tax Relief For Expatriates Stuck In SA

NEWS | UNEXPECTED TAX RELIEF FOR EXPATRIATES “STUCK” IN SOUTH AFRICA

South African expatriates who were unable to leave South Africa on account of the lockdown will be relieved to learn that the requirements of the foreign employment exemption (Section10(1)(o)(ii)) will be relaxed.

Verdict On Retirement Fund Withdrawal Coming Soon

NEWS | VERDICT ON RETIREMENT FUND WITHDRAWAL COMING SOON

The time for South Africans who consider emigrating to learn their fate around their pensions is drawing closer.

NEWS | SOUTH AFRICAN SEAFARERS BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF

Employment remuneration earned by South Africans working abroad, prior to March 2020, were fully exempted from South African taxation provided the tax payer spent more than 183 calendar days, of which 60 days are consecutive, outside of the republic over any 12 month period.