Dr. E. Brincker of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Johannesburg, discusses international tax proposals in the South Africa budget, delivered February 22, that will affect multinational corporations . . .
Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne writes about new guidance issued by the South African Revenue Service that identifies taxes that are similar to income taxes and thus qualify for tax treaty relief . . .
A new Singapore-South Africa tax treaty entered into force on December 16, Singapore's Ministry of Finance . . .
Heads of revenue of the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - at a meeting held December 5--6 in Mumbai, expressed support for measures . . .
The Swiss government has today announced a consultation on commencing automatic exchange of information in tax matters with 22 countries, writes Davide Anghileri, a lecturer at the University of Lausanne . . .
Jens Brodbeck, head of ENSafrica’s transfer pricing practice in Cape Town, discusses new South African record-keeping requirements for transfer pricing transactions which became effective October 1 . . .
On 24 November, Switzerland signed joint declarations on the introduction of automatic exchange of information (AEOI) in tax matters with South Africa, writes Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne . . .
BRICS leaders, following their summit held October 15--16, called for tax policies that promote inclusive growth and expressed support for the implementation of the OECD/G20 base erosion profit shifting . . .
The UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (Committee) has released several reports in advance of its annual meeting, slated for October 11--14 in New York, revealing that significant changes to the UN transfer pricing manual and model tax convention are . . .
South Africa's 2016 budget includes a measure to curb perceived abuses associated with hybrid debt instruments and a warning about future action on share buybacks, writes South African tax practitioner, Peter Dachs . . .
In an effort to provide their tax administrations with more tools to combat corporate tax avoidance through transfer pricing, officials from 31 countries today signed an agreement setting . . .
Ireland's tax treaty with Zambia and protocols to tax treaties with Germany and Luxembourg have entered into force and effect, Irish Tax and Customs. . .
A new tax treaty between Hong Kong and South Africa entered into force on October 20, Hong Kong's Inland Revenue Department . . .
The South African Revenue Service on February 12 released draft guidance interpreting special tax incentives for headquarters companies, designed to encourage MNEs to locate operations in South Africa as a gateway to African investment. The law, effective for tax years after January 1, 2011, provides special tax breaks for qualifying. . .
Hong Kong on May 15 announced that orders were gazetted to implement tax treaties signed with South Africa and the United Arab Emirates and notes exchanged with Japan regarding interpretation of the 2010 Japan/Hong Kong treaty. The tax treaty with South Africa, signed October 2014, reduce. . .
The South African goverment has announced that a new tax treaty with Mauritius was gazetted on June 17 and thus entered into force on May 28. The treaty, signed May 17, 2013, replaces. . .
The South African Government, on December 17, released on its website a draft guide for financial institutions. The guide deals with issues arising from an intergovernmental agreement signed by South Africa and United States under FATCA. See, Guide.
The South Africa National Treasury announced in a June 5 media statement that the government intends to introduce draft legislation providing that issuance of shares by a South African resident company as consideration . . .