South African Tax Guide 2013

Topics: Taxation, Dividend tax, Tax Pages: 53 (19982 words) Published: February 4, 2013
BUDGET PROPOSALS
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Dividends Tax

AdividendwithholdingtaxwillreplaceSTCfrom1April2012atarate of 15%. Asfrom1March2012,theinclusionrateforindividualsandspecial trustswillincreaseto33,3%.Forcompaniesandothertruststhiswill increaseto66,6%. Anumberoftheexclusionlimitshavebeenincreased.

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Capital Gains Tax

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Medical Tax Credit System

Asfrom1March2013,thenewMedicalTaxCreditSystemwillcome intoeffect.Furtheramendmentstothesystemaretobeimplemented in 2014. AsfromMarch2014,anemployer’scontributiontoretirementfundson behalfofanemployeewillbetreatedasataxablefringebenefitinthe handsoftheemployee.Individualswillfromthatdatebeallowed todeductupto22,5%ofthehigheroftaxableincomeoremploymentincomeforcontributionstopension,providentandretirement annuityfundswithaminimumannualdeductionofR20000andan annualmaximumofR250000.Forindividualsatleast45yearsofage, thedeductionwillbeupto27,5%withaminimumannualdeduction ofR20000andannualmaximumofR300000. Asfrom1March2013,taxadministrationofmicrobusinessesistobe simplifiedbyallowingthetaxpayertosubmitasinglecombinedreturn forTurnoverTax,VATandEmployeesTaxbi-annually. Proposalsareunderconsiderationtoreducethetaxrateonforeign companiesearningincomethroughbranchesoperatinginSouthAfrica from33%to28%. Proposalsareunderconsiderationtoreducethetaxrateonemploymentcompaniesfrom33%to28%.

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Retirement Fund

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Micro Businesses

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Branches of Foreign Companies

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Employment Companies

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Allinformationcontainedhereinisbelievedtobecorrectatthetimeofpublication, 22February2012.Thecontentsshouldnotbeusedasabasisforactionwithout furtherprofessionaladvice. Whileeverycarehasbeentakeninthecompilationofthispublicationnoresponsibility shallbeacceptedforanyinaccuracies,errorsoromissions. Theinformationispreparedfromthebudgetspeechandthelegislationfinallyenacted maydifferconsiderably. Changesinratesoftaxannouncedinthebudgetspeechforthetaxyear2013become effectiveonlyoncethelegislationisenactedbyParliament. Copyrightsubsistsinthiswork.Nopartofthisworkmaybereproducedinanyformor byanymeanswithoutthepublisher’swrittenpermission.

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INDEX
AdministrativePenalties 46 ArbitrationAwards 16 AssessedLossesRing-fenced 37 BodyCorporates 41 Bond/InstalmentRepayments 34 BranchProfitsTax 4 Broad-BasedEmployeeEquity 9 BudgetProposals 1 BursariesandScholarships 9 CapitalGainsTax 22 CapitalIncentiveAllowances 19 ConnectedPersons 27 CorporateTransactions 25 Deductions-Donations 41 Deductions-Employees 11 Deductions-Retirement 12 Deductions-TravelExpenses 17 DeemedCapital-DisposalofShares 27 DeemedEmployees 8 Directors-PAYE 27 DividendsTax 3 DonationsTax 47 DoubleTaxationAgreements 30 andWithholdingTaxes EffectiveTaxRate 4 EnvironmentalExpenditure 39 EstateDuty 47 ExchangeControlRegulations 38 ExecutorsRemuneration 47 Exemptions-Individuals 11 FarmingIncome 40 FringeBenefits 14 HotelAllowances 18 IndustrialPolicyProjects 26 InterestRates-Changes 35 IRP5Codes 42 IT14SourceCodes 44 LearnershipAllowance 26 MarriedinCommunity 46 ofProperty MedicalAidRebates/Credits 5 MedicalExpenseDeduction/Credit 13 NationalCreditAct 46 Non-Residents 32 OfficialInterestRates andPenalties 34 PassiveHoldingCompanies 41 Patent/IntellectualProperty Pre-PaidExpenditure Pre-ProductionInterest Pre-TradingExpenditure PrimeOverdraftRates...
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