September 18, 2015

Vat: The difference between standard-rated, zero-rated and exempt supplies

There are three categories of supplies that can be made by a VAT vendor: standard-rated, zero-rated and exempt supplies. Output tax must be levied on all […]
October 27, 2015

SAID BTW-ondersoeke en oudits

Dit is deesdae ‘n algemene verskynsel vir ondernemers om ‘n kennisgewing vir ‘n BTW-ondersoek vanaf die SAID te ontvang, wat die ondernemer versoek om binne 21 […]
January 5, 2017

Assets held as security by SARS when a company is being liquidated

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court previously granted an application brought by Van der Merwe and others (acting as liquidators) requiring the Commissioner for the South African Revenue […]
January 9, 2017

Explaining zero rated VAT

Value-Added Tax, or VAT, is currently typically charged at 14% on all taxable supplies of goods or services rendered by registered VAT vendors. Taxable supplies exclude […]
March 20, 2017

Apportionment of VAT input claims

Generally speaking, the VAT portion of expenditure incurred by a VAT vendor in carrying on its enterprise may be claimed back from SARS when the VAT […]
March 29, 2018

VAT Increase and Accounting Systems

As you are aware, the National Treasury announced an increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) from 14% to 15% effective 1 April 2018. We urge you […]
May 6, 2019

Value-added remarks on value-added tax (VAT)

VAT is an integral part of our economic society and is something that influences everyone, especially businesses in South Africa.  In this article, we will discuss […]
April 30, 2021

Value-Added Tax on vouchers

On 12 January 2021, the Gauteng High Court delivered judgement in the matter of MTN (Pty) Ltd v CSARS (79960/2019) [2021], in respect of a declaratory order that […]
August 3, 2022

VAT concerns during the temporary letting of property

The VAT Act makes provision for the supply of residential fixed property by a VAT vendor (being a property developer) to be subject to VAT at […]
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