South Africa’s 2018 Budget: Unpacking International Tax Measures

South Africa’s 2018 Budget: Unpacking International Tax Measures

By Ahmed Jooma (Independent Tax, Legal, and Public Policy Consultant)

On February 21, 2018, South Africa’s Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, presented the country’s National Budget, which will be tougher on the populace than on multinational corporations. Most of the tax changes that will affect cross-border transactions are of a technical nature. A continued focus on base erosion and profit shifting is expected to assist in arresting the deteriorating fiscal environment. This is further exacerbated by pressure to maintain a relatively low corporate tax rate in the face of tax competition.
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New South Africa Tax Guidance on Prohibition of Deductions for “Tainted” IP

South Africa guidance on prohibition of deductions for tainted intellectual property

The South African Revenue Service has issued detailed guidance on the interpretation and application of section 23I of the Income Tax (IT) Act, which relates to the prohibition of deductions for “tainted” intellectual property (IP).Continue Reading