1. Prof Matthew Lester’s tequila-tax-double-dip cocktail. Whoop! Whoop!

    22 February 2017 is South Africa’s national budget day and there is a lot of doom and gloom in the press covering almost inevitable announcement from  Finance Minster Pravin Gordhan ‘ Personal Tax increase.


  2. #CleanupTheStash latest offshore disclosure program development

    Yesterday evening I was walking the dogs and I picked up the hoax news that Archbishop Tutu had died.


  3. Tax and the entrepreneur

    Micro-businesses and entrepreneurs are terrified of SARS so many don’t register.


  4. Apple: The EU must be bonkers

    I am stunned at the European Commission’s attack on Apple. Even if they have won the latest round they they must be the losers in the end.


  5. New developments of the offshore amnesty

    One has to ask the question ‘what more has National Treasury and SARS got to do to encourage the taxpayer to clean up on their illegally held offshore investments?’


  6. Sanitising the offshore stash. Round 1

    The 2nd Offshore Amnesty (Oops Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme) starts on 1 October 2017 and will allow a throng of SA taxpayers to sanitise years of aggressive tax planning through the repayment of taxes going back to 2010 and paying tax on 50% of the seed capital of the offshore structure.


  7. Panama Papers: Does this pose a threat to SA taxpayers?

    Panama has never been the premier destination for South Africans who play the offshore investment game. Most prefer the English gentleman act played by the suits from the Channel Islands.


  8. Never underestimate the value of a tax deduction.

    For years I have punted the benefits of retirement annuities.


  9. We need more bursaries and scholarships

    The old South Africa didn’t just give up because they suddenly became nice. The economy had become strangled by sanctions, cost of debt and safety and security costs.


  10. Prescribed homework following the visit of Thomas Piketty

    Celebrity economist Thomas Piketty is probably home by now. Many will soon forget the importance of this visit.


  11. Piketty, the inequality debate continues

    Perhaps all university studies in RSA should commence with Inequality 101. If we could just get a better understanding of what inequality actually entails. That would be worth a great deal in debating the solutions.


  12. Times they are a changing

    Few can see much light at the end of the tunnel these days. Economic growth rates are dismal.


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