Category: Tax legislation

  • Taxation of Foreign Employment Income

    South Africa has a residence-based tax system, which means residents are taxed on their worldwide income, regardless of where that income was earned. South African tax residents living overseas and earning remuneration in respect of services rendered outside of South Africa are exempt from tax in South Africa, provided that the individual is outside of South Africa for a period or periods […]

  • Transactions required to be reported to SARS in terms of the Tax Administration Act

    Certain transactions are required to be reported to the South African Revenue Service (‘SARS’) as and when entered into (section 37 of the Tax Administration Act, 28 of 2011 (‘the Admin Act’)). These are referred to as ‘reportable arrangements’, and qualify as such when an ‘arrangement’ (defined as including any transaction, agreement, scheme or understanding) […]

  • Transactions required to be reported to SARS in terms of government notice

    Section 37 of the Tax Administration Act, 28 of 2011 (‘the Admin Act’) requires taxpayers to report a transaction which would qualify as a ‘reportable arrangement’. Failure to do so will result in a monthly penalty being levied against non-compliant taxpayers ranging from between R50,000 to R300,000 per month (section 212), for up to 12 […]

  • Ek het geld gesteel – Moet ek belasting daarop betaal?

    Al ooit daarvan gehoor dat ‘n dief gesteelde geld verklaar vir inkomstebelastingdoeleindes? Dink u dat diewe gesteelde geld behoort te verklaar as deel van hul belasbare inkomste? Volgens verskeie hofsake in dié verband is gesteelde geld wat verkry is deur diefstal, verduistering of bedrog belasbaar in die hande van die dief. Nog ‘n vraag: Kan […]

  • Capital Gains Tax and the sale of a property

    Capital Gains Tax was introduced on 1 October 2001. Capital Gains Tax is payable on the profit a seller makes when disposing of his property. What is meant by Capital Gain? A person’s capital gain on an asset disposed of is the amount by which the proceeds exceed the base cost of that asset. What […]

  • The link between CGT and Income Tax

    The name “Capital Gains Tax” (CGT) can create the impression that CGT stands on its own as a seperate tax from the rest of the taxes but this is not the case. CGT forms part of the Income Tax system and capital gains and capital losses must be declared in the annual Income Tax return […]

  • Waarom die SAID stawende dokumente aanvra

    Die meeste belastingbetalers ken daardie aaklige gevoel wanneer die SAID stawende dokumente aanvra. Watter stawende dokumente moet ek voorlê? Word ek nou geoudit? Het ek ‘n fout gemaak op my belastingopgawe? Gaan die SAID my tronk toe stuur? Waarom het die SAID my gekies? Die SAID is baie geheimsinnig oor die manier waarop hulle te […]

  • Why SARS requests supporting documents

    Most taxpayers know that sinking feeling when SARS requests supporting documents from them. Which supporting documents must I submit? Am I being audited? Did I make a mistake on my income tax return? Will SARS send me to jail? Why did SARS choose me? SARS remains secretive about the way they go about selecting tax […]

  • Some pointers for planning your estate

    The main aim of planning your estate is to ensure that as much of the accumulated wealth is utilised for your own benefit and for the maximum utilisation of dependents on your death. “Estate planning” has been defined as the process of creating and managing a programme that is designed to: Preserve, increase and protect […]

  • Donations

    Whether you are thinking of helping your son financially to enable him to purchase his first property or donating money towards a worthy cause, there are some things to keep in mind. A donation is defined in the Income Tax Act No 58 of 1962 as “any gratuitous disposal of property including any gratuitous waiver […]

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IC Marais

Professional experience:

IC Marais is a certified CA (SA) with public sector and private sector technical knowledge based on 5 years’ Public Sector accounting, auditing and financial management experience and 5 years audit, tax and accounting experience. Detailed knowledge of private and public sector accounting and auditing standards (GRAP, IPSAS, IFRS, IAS, ISA) and public sector financial legislation (MFMA, etc.)

He enjoys the outdoors, hunting and fishing.


Professional experience:

In 1995, Schalk started as a trainee at Warner and Newton (which became Moores Rowland in 1997 and then Mazars Moores Rowland in 2007) in Bloemfontein. In 1998, Schalk was appointed as manager at Moores Rowland, where he became a partner in 2003. Schalk received his Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Taxation in 2006 and in 2009 he received his Certificate in the Administration of Estates.


Professional experience:

Cedric started as a trainee at Warner and Newton (which became Moores Rowland in 1997 and Mazars Moores Rowland in 2007), Bloemfontein, in 1986. After completion of his articles, he joined the Special Investigations Division of the Department of Finance (SA Revenue Services) as a senior inspector from 1990 to 1991.


Professional experience:

Lucha started her career as a tax inspector at the Inland Revenue Department of New Zealand. After this she worked in commerce in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

On her return to South Africa, she completed her CA training contract with us and has been with Newtons ever since. She became a Partner in 2012.

Apart from her CA(SA) qualification she also holds a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Taxation (2005) and has the overall responsibility for training as our Training Officer.