The behaviour of some tax
practitioners continues to bother SARS.
But compliant tax
practitioners have now also expressed frustration over 'the low level of education and poor quality service they get from its officials', says the Business Day's BD Live
As a result, taxpayers tend to struggle as they get poor support from tax
That's why Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in last year's budget speech that "one shudders to think" what advice tax
practitioners are giving their clients when many of them are not tax
compliant, adds the Business Day's BD Live website.
Has your business invested in shares as capital assets? You'll love this tax reduction!
Take the new South African real estate investment trust structure, for example.
Businesses will finally be able to invest in the new structure from 1 May, which lets you profit from a managing company taking care of all the logistics of purchasing and selling property.
The best part?
Buy real estate investment trust shares to pay over less tax when you decide to sell them for a profit…
saving this is passed on to the businesses that invest in the real estate investment trust, as they are exempt from paying securities transfer tax
on buying or selling South African real estate investment trust shares.
So you won't face the 'double taxation' headache if your business invests in a real estate investment trust – do your research and invest in one today.
It's the best way to boost your business' bottom line without leaving it open to excessive taxes when you choose to sell your shares!