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SARSTC IT 13950 (ADM) [2017] (Durban) (30 January 2017)
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Massmart Holdings Limited v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services (13798; 13931; 14294) [2019] ZATC 5 (17 September 2019)
Massmart Holdings Limited v Commissioner for South African Revenue Services (13798; 13931 & 14294) [2019] ZATC 4 (17 September 2019)
Taxpayer v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services (VAT2063) [2019] ZATC 2 (15 November 2019)

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International and Regional News

OECD Tax Talks

With a number of recent and upcoming developments in the OECD’s international tax agenda, we invite you to join a live webinar with experts from the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration for an update on our work in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.

Tax and fiscal policies central to governments’ responses to Covid-19 crisis

With global economic activity facing a historic drop and government spending rising dramatically, the implications of the Covid-19 crisis on public finances and tax revenues are significant.

Database: Tax Policy Measures in Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

Latest data on tax policy measures taken by governments so far in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

CPD Events


Norton Rose Fulbright Luxembourg welcomes new tax partner

Tax lawyer Florent Trouiller has joined Norton Rose Fulbright's Luxembourg office as a partner.

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
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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.

Tax News In The Press

Director in Hot Water for Fraudulent Tax Returns

[SAPS] A sole Director of Nomsombuko Trading, Phumzile Rosemary Nhlapho (44), has been released on R4000 bail by the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Monday, 11 May 2020 for alleged fraudulent tax returns.

What Should South Africa's Coronavirus Endgame Look Like? Here Are Some Options

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has aggressively intervened to contain the local SARS-CoV-2 viral epidemic. But it is far from clear which strategic outcome is being pursued. Is it following the lead of countries such as New Zealand or South Korea and trying to stop virus transmission altogether until a suitable vaccine becomes available? Or is it attempting to manage the infection rates so that extreme peaks in morbidity are prevented?

National Treasury and Reserve Bank On Opening of COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme

[Govt of SA] The Covid-19 loan guarantee scheme announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in April will operate from 12 May 2020. The initial set of participating banks (Absa, First National Bank, Investec, Mercantile Bank, Nedbank and Standard Bank) are ready to accept loan applications from distressed businesses which bank with them.

Hawks Seize Cocaine At Durban Port

[SAPS] A joint operation by the Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation, Crime Intelligence and SARS Tactical Intervention Unit (TIU) seized cocaine coming from Brazil South America with a potential street value of around R16 million at the Durban harbour.

ITAC VAT Rebate 412.11 CRITICAL MEDICAL SUPPLIES re COVID-19 (Version 3 - 6 May 2020)
SARS VAT 412.11 Mapping of ESSENTIAL GOODS re COVID-19 - 6 May 2020