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Tax Administration & Interpretation
(SARS and Office of the Tax Ombud)

Graspan Colliery SA (Pty) Ltd v CSARS (8420/18) [2020] ZAGPPHC (11 September 2020)
Third Party Appointments via eFiling
Guide for Completion and Submission of Employees Tax Certificates 2021


XYC CC v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (IT14434/2019) [2019] ZATC 10 (28 June 2019)
ABC Proprietary Limited v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services (14287) [2019] ZATC 9 (12 June 2019)
XYZ CC v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (13868) [2019] ZATC 8 (27 February 2019)

Legislative & Policy
(National Treasury & Parliament)

Media statement: MFMA Exemption Notice
Government Gazette 43582 Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003: Exemption from Act
43528 17-07 NationalGovernment

43528 26 775 Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act (3/1996): Portion 23 of the Farm Tweefontein No. 370, Registration Division JS

43528 607 791 Victim Support Services Bill, 2019: Publication for the draft

requirements (e.g. have a valid tax clearance certificate and be in


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International and Regional News

Tax Inspectors Without Borders: supporting developing countries to increase tax revenues despite COVID-19 challenges

The international community continues to make progress towards strengthening developing countries' ability to effectively tax multinational enterprises, despite the adverse impact of the COVID-19 crisis on domestic resource mobilisation efforts.

Kazakhstan needs to reform its tax system to increase its resilience beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

Kazakhstan needs to reform its tax system to reduce its dependence on resource-related revenues and to strengthen its economic resilience beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new OECD report.

OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS shows progress in implementing tax transparency through Action 13 Country-by-Country reporting

The OECD has released the outcomes of the third phase of peer reviews of the BEPS Action 13 Country-by-Country reporting initiative, demonstrating strong progress in continuing efforts to improve the taxation of multinational enterprises worldwide.

CPD Events


The cost of corona: SA will need R3.4trn to recover - The Citizen

Tax under collection, subdued economic growth, tax dodgers and the growth of the illicit economy are all contributing factors that will ...

Webber Wentzel News
Fast Growth Tech Company

Our team of leading technology, corporate M&A, financing and tax lawyers will be delivering a five-part series, which will provide guidance on the multitude of issues and factors that need to be considered in the funding and M&A of rapidly growing technology companies.

The limited discoverability of tax returns

Thomas Hall and Judith Archer indicate that the New York Commercial Division continues to exercise great caution to avoid unnecessary disclosure of tax returns.

Alberta expands TIER regulation to reduce scope of federal carbon taxes

Alberta’s Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction Regulation (TIER) has been amended to allow more industrial facilities to voluntarily opt in to Alberta’s carbon emission reduction regime and not be subject to federal carbon taxes.

Global criminal tax enforcement in the cryptocurrency industry; the Tax Man means business

A panel will cover obstacles faced by the crypto industry and provide guidance on staying current with tax obligations to avoid civil and criminal exposure.

A COVID-19 response for tax and legal leaders

As the pandemic sends shockwaves through the global economy,

navigate uncertainty with clarity, confidence, and insight.

Taking tax to the cloud

Why leading businesses are putting tax at the center of their ERP cloud migration

Finding opportunity in the midst of uncertainty

Seventh annual global survey on the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative and the next wave of Global Tax Reset

What you need to know about tax if your job is commission-based - Latest Nigerian News

Commission earners could make an argument to SARS that they should be allowed to deduct their normal range of business expenses, even if ...

Webber Wentzel News

Tax News In The Press

Dudu Myeni Accused of 'Another Self-Serving About-Turn' As She Tries to Wriggle Off the Delinquent Director Hook

[Daily Maverick] The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) and the South African Airways Pilots' Association (Saapa) have argued in court papers that former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni's appeal has no prospect of success and was a delaying tactic.

Daily Maverick
NCOP Approves Covid-19 Tax Bills

[SAnews.gov.za] The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill.

18 September 2020 - SARS committed to create employment opportunities for young people
WHO Encouraged By South Africa's Declining Covid-19 Trend

[WHO] Brazzaville -- The World Health Organization (WHO) commends the government of South Africa for its determined efforts that have helped to bend the COVID-19 pandemic curve. WHO is greatly encouraged by the ongoing measures to suppress the spread of SARs-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

16 September 2020 - SARS employs over 700 previously outsourced cleaning staff
Applicants of Covid-19 Relief Fund Urged to Register With SARS

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture says applicants for the second wave of the COVID-19 Relief Fund must be registered as taxpayers.