South Africa Revenue Service
PEOPLE MOVES: Architas, Macquarie IM, South Africa taxman
Architas’ investment director is to depart and join a DIY platform, while Macquarie Investment Management makes two senior Hong Kong hires and ongoing conflict means more leadership delays at the South Africa Revenue Service.
Panama Papers help S Africa disclosure scheme hit ZAR3.3bn
South African taxpayers have fessed up to unauthorised foreign assets and income worth ZAR3.3bn (£200m, $278m, €224m), some with links to the Panama Papers, under the country’s special voluntary disclosure programme (SVDP).
First million tax free, concedes South Africa
Plans to scrap a tax exemption on overseas earnings have been watered down by the South African Treasury and a tax-free allowance of ZAR1m (£57,143, $76,003, €63,904) introduced instead following pressure from expats and interest groups.
S African expats must assess tax liability before September
In the furore over the removal of the tax exemption on foreign earnings, it has become clear that many South African expats are not fully aware of their existing tax obligations on offshore savings and investments and time is running out, warns Old Mutual Wealth’s David Denton.