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Tax Administration & Interpretation
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ITAC Certificate - SARS Essential Goods List
Notice R429 GG 43177 COVID Export Control Regulation - 27 March 2020
Draft IN on value-added tax consequences of points-based loyalty programmes


XYZ CC v Commissioner of the South Africa Revenue Service (IT14157) [2019] ZATC 6 (7 November 2019)
ABC Company v Commissioner of the South African Revenue Services (14106) [2019] ZATC 7 (31 January 2019)
Taxpayer v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services (13798; 13931; 14294) [2019] ZATC 5 (17 September 2019)

Legislative & Policy
(National Treasury & Parliament)

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International and Regional News

OECD releases second peer review report on preventing treaty shopping (BEPS Action 6)

Progress continues with the implementation of the BEPS package, as the OECD releases the second peer review assessing countries’ efforts to implement the Action 6 minimum standard as agreed under the OECD/G20 BEPS Project.

Tax in the time of COVID-19

As we navigate through this global crisis, one of the few certainties is that tax policy will play an important role in the immediate response of governments to support individuals and businesses, as well as in future rounds of policy action, including to rebuild our economies, which will ultimately take place once the health crisis has been contained.

Emergency tax policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic

These potential measures, which are not recommendations, are intended to assist policymakers as they respond in their own national context.

CPD Events


Principal residence trusts for disabled persons: proposed legislative expansion

Our wealth and private client services group recently worked with the Department of Finance (Finance) to try to find a solution to a change in the law that resulted in unfair treatment of disabled Canadians.

Five steps towards building the tax function of tomorrow—today
Streaming series | Tax consequences of mine streaming

Tax consequences of mine streaming

Staying ahead of the curve

Norton Rose Fulbright is delighted to invite you to our annual seminar for charities, foundations, not-for-profit and tax-exempt organizations.

Revenu Québec announces extended deadline of mandatory disclosure of nominee agreements in Quebec

On May 17, 2019, in Information Bulletin 2019-5, the Quebec Ministry of Finance announced that it would now be mandatory to disclose to Revenu Québec nominee agreements that have tax consequences by filing an information return.

The Singapore Convention on Mediation

Mediation is a flexible dispute resolution process, whereby a neutral, third party mediator helps guide the parties in a dispute towards their own resolution.

What the new carbon tax means for SA industry
Warranty and indemnity insurance in South Africa’s M&A environment

Warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance provides cover for losses arising from a breach of a warranty and claims under a tax indemnity arising from a merger or acquisition (M&A) contract.

DAC 6: UK implementation of the new EU tax disclosure rules

DAC 6 imposes mandatory reporting of cross-border arrangements affecting at least one EU member state where the arrangements fall within one of a number of “hallmarks”.

Tax News In The Press

30 March 2020 - SARS pays R2.4 billion in refunds during lockdown
Minister Tito Mboweni Announces Tax Measures to Combat Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic

[Govt of SA] Tax measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic

Treasury Announces COVID-19 Tax Measures

[SAnews.gov.za] Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Sunday announced exceptional tax measures to counter the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

26 March 2020 - SARS makes special arrangements for lockdown
COVID-19 - Testing to Be Ramped Up and New Tests in Pipeline

[spotlight] South Africa's strategy to defeat COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is to lockdown the country and upscale testing to quickly identify individuals who may have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Racial Ownership Requirements for COVID-19 Relief to Small Businesses Is False - Govt

[Daily Maverick] Claims circulated on Tuesday that the relief measures proposed by the government would only help small businesses that are at least 51% black-owned and exclude those without a favourable transformation profile. Turns out that this wasn't true. But priority will be given to local, tax compliant businesses.