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Donations Tax

  • Do you know what kind of company you need to donate to, to get a tax deduction in return?
  • You probably know about donations tax. The tax SARS makes you pay if you make a donation. Doesn't sound fair, does it? Your company gives something out of the goodness of your heart and you have to pay tax on it. There's a reason for this though. You see, some companies try to dispose of their assets under the table through a 'donation' so they don't have to pay Capital Gains Tax. But you c... ››› more
  • [18 July 2014]
  • Two ways giving a generous donation can benefit your business
  • You might feel a lot of pressure as a business owner to give back to your community. It seems it's the 'in thing' to be a generous business owner. The problem is this sometimes places a lot of pressure on your bottom line, not just you. The more money you donate, the less your business has to run on. If all this pressure makes you want to crack, think about it differently. There are actually so... ››› more
  • [18 July 2014]
  • Did you know: SARS rewards good deeds?
  • There's more and more pressure these days for companies to go green or give back to the community. The sad truth is being the 'good guy' can be a costly exercise. After all, times may be hard for your company too. But there's at least one reason I can think of why you can and should give a little back. It all has to do with the fact that SARS actually rewards good deeds... *********** P... ››› more
  • [18 July 2014]
  • Making a donation this Mandela Day? Beware of the tax consequences
  • Mandela Day activities are underway. Every year on this day (18 July), people all over the world devote 67 minutes of their time to helping others, as a way to mark the incredible spirit of Nelson Mandela. Sadly, this year marks the first time the day is being commemorated without Mandela. If you're planning to make a donation to a welfare organisation in honour of the great man and his v... ››› more
  • [18 July 2014]
  • Give a little back this Mandela Day and your company could get something in return
  • With Mandela Day today, it's time for all of us to give back. But it's not just you as an individual who can give back, your company can too! But there's an added benefit here. Being a company that gives to charity isn't just great for your public image, it can also be good for your tax bottom line. That's right! If you donate to a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) SARS will reward your good... ››› more
  • [18 July 2014]
  • Did you know: There are seven types of property you'll pay donations tax on?
  • One of the most misunderstood tax topics is Donations Tax. If you want to navigate the Donations Tax maze well and avoid hefty penalties, continue reading to find out what SARS classifies as a donation and the seven types of property you'll pay Donations Tax on. ***************** Every South African tax law explained by our experts The Practical Tax Loose Leaf Service offers you:   ... ››› more
  • [05 May 2014]
  • Have you made a donation? Find out how much donations tax you'll have to pay
  • Have you given something to someone for free? If so, read on to find out how much donations tax you'll have to pay.... The Practical Tax Loose Leaf Service explains that a donation is when: You give something away for free; You get rid of something for a lesser price than it's worth; or A company disposes of property, at the request of any person. SARS will see that property... ››› more
  • [02 December 2013]
  • Include these six details on your donation receipts to get your cash back from SARS
  • There are grumbles across the world that tax goodwill writeoffs for donations are either inconsistent, based on doubtful theory or not properly explained. Luckily, the rules about getting cash back for making a donation or goodwill writeoff are clearer in South Africa. You just need to include six important details on your donation receipt for SARS to process your claim. A European regulator has c... ››› more
  • [25 January 2013]
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