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Coca-Cola Bottler to Review South Africa Pledges Amid Sugar Tax
By Edwin Naidu, Kevin Crowley and Liezel Hill BNA August 23, 2016
Coca-Cola Bottler to Review South Africa Pledges Amid Sugar Tax
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, a bottling joint venture between the U.S. soft drink giant and brewer SABMiller Plc, says it will reconsider its spending and other commitments made to the South African government if the country presses ahead with a planned sugar tax . . .
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East Africa Set to Continue Tax Incentives Despite Critique
By Edwin Naidu, Kevin Crowley and Liezel Hill BNA August 13, 2016
East Africa Set to Continue Tax Incentives Despite Critique
East African nations are set to continue granting tax incentives to attract foreign investors despite research showing this is costing countries in the region nearly $2 billion annually . . .
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Cape Verde: Budget Law 2016 - Approved By Parliament
By Dr Anapaula Trindade Marinho   IBFD   August 10, 2016
Cape Verde: Budget Law 2016 - Approved By Parliament
The parliament approved the Budget Law 2016 without any amendment to the Bill . . .
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Mozambique: Amending Budget Bill 2016 - Adopted By National Assembly
By Dr Anapaula Trindade Marinho   IBFD   August 10, 2016
Mozambique: Amending Budget Bill 2016 - Adopted By National Assembly
The National Assembly adopted the Amending Budget Bill 2016 (ABB 2016) as presented by the Minister of Economy and Finance. The ABB 2016 adapts the initial plans to the suspension of funding by development partners and to the international economic crisis . . .
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South Africa: Ruling On Disposal Of Undivided Interest In Immovable Property
By Obiageli Chiedu ACTI (Nig.) IBFD July 28, 2016
South Africa: Ruling On Disposal Of Undivided Interest In Immovable Property
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued a binding private ruling on income tax consequences of the disposal of undivided interest in immovable property qualifying as an amalgamation transaction as defined in section . . .
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South Africa: Accelerated Depreciation Allowances For Small Business Corporations (interpretation note published)
By Obiageli Chiedu ACTI (Nig.) IBFD July 27, 2016
South Africa: Accelerated Depreciation Allowances For Small Business Corporations (interpretation note published)
The South Africa Revenue Service published Interpretation Note 9 (Issue 6): Small Business Corporations providing guidance on the requirements and procedures to be followed by small business corporations in claiming accelerated depreciation . . .
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South Africa: Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme In Respect Of Offshore Assets And Income (revised provisions published)
By Lutando Mvovo IBFD July 21, 2016
South Africa: Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme In Respect Of Offshore Assets And Income (revised provisions published)
The National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service published the draft Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Amendment Bill and the draft Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws (Administration) Bill 2016 . . .
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New Treaty with South Africa Gazetted by Zimbabwe
By Celia Becker   ENSafrica   July 18, 2016
New Treaty with South Africa Gazetted by Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe announced on April 14, 2016 that it had ratified the double tax agreement concluded with South Africa on August 4, 2015 by way of Statutory Instrument 40 of 2016 published in the Official Gazette of April 8, 2016 . . .
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Tanzania: VAT On Ancillary Transit Cargo Handling - Clarification Issued
By Obiageli Chiedu   IBFD   July 18, 2016
Tanzania: VAT On Ancillary Transit Cargo Handling - Clarification Issued
The Commissioner General of the Tanzania Revenue Authority issued a press release announcing that following consultations with the relevant interest groups, and after due consideration of the impact of value added tax on the supply of international transport and ancillary services to transit goods . . .
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Congo (Dem. Rep.): Refund Of Input VAT Credit Resumed
By Teddy Kabongo   IBFD   July 12, 2016
Congo (Dem. Rep.): Refund Of Input VAT Credit Resumed
The Minister of Finance decided to resume the refund of input VAT credit to eligible taxpayers (mainly mining companies) . . .
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South Africa: Governing Tax Risks - Is Your Board Ready, Able And Willing To Govern?
By Deloitte     July 8, 2016
South Africa: Governing Tax Risks - Is Your Board Ready, Able And Willing To Govern?
In recent months, there has been immense media and public attention on whether multinational companies (MNCs) are paying their fair share of taxes in the countries where they generate their profits . . .
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South Africa: What Is King IV Asking?
By Deloitte     July 8, 2016
South Africa: What Is King IV Asking?
King IV highlights the fact that the use of tax havens and aggressive tax structures by multinationals, is a matter that is directly linked to ethical leadership, responsible corporate citizenship and the reputation of the company . . .
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South Africa: Is It A "Fair" Ask?
By Deloitte     July 8, 2016
South Africa:  Is It A "Fair" Ask?
In recent months, the low global, effective tax rates of a number of reputable MNCs have come under the spotlight. Closer to home, in South Africa, there is still a material gap between our nominal corporate tax rate of 28% and the effective tax rates paid by some MNCs . . .
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South Africa: International Developments In Tax Corporate Governance
By Deloitte     July 8, 2016
South Africa: International Developments In Tax Corporate Governance
In South Africa, King IV has signalled that it is now becoming an imperative for tax risk management to be incorporated into the corporate governance framework of the board . . .
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South Africa: International Developments In Tax Technical Reforms
By Deloitte     July 8, 2016
South Africa: International Developments In Tax Technical Reforms
Over the last few years, many governments have collaborated to deal with the issue of base-erosion and profit-shifting by MNCs. These collaborations resulted in the release by the OECD of its 15-point action plan on Base-Erosion and Profit-Shifting . . .
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South Africa: Questions For Directors To Ask
By Deloitte     July 8, 2016
South Africa:  Questions For Directors To Ask
The time has thus come for board members to start challenging the executive on its tax risk management processes. Questions which could be posed in this regard, include the following . . .
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South Africa: Conclusion
By Deloitte     July 8, 2016
South Africa:  Conclusion
As many countries start to adopt the new OECD approaches, global transparency and co-operation among governments are set to increase dramatically . . .
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Lesotho: Electronic Tax Filing System Proposed
By Obiageli Chiedu ACTI (Nig.) IBFD July 6, 2016
Lesotho: Electronic Tax Filing System Proposed
The Deputy Commissioner of the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) announced the planned implementation of an electronic tax filing system (e-filing system) to simplify the tax compliance and record-keeping process . . .
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Lesotho: Road Map On Implementation Of SADC Decisions
By Obiageli Chiedu ACTI (Nig.) IBFD July 6, 2016
Lesotho: Road Map On Implementation Of SADC Decisions
The Prime Minister announced that following the Double Troika Summit of the Southern African Development Community members, the SADC had issued a communiqué stating its commitment to providing assistance in the development of a road map for the implementation of all SADC decisions . . .
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Nigeria: When Does Doing Business In Another Country Cross The Tax Line?A Review Of BEPS Action 7: Permanent Establishments
By Seun Adu of PwC Nigeria   May 27, 2016   Reprinted with permission of Mondaq
Nigeria: When Does Doing Business In Another Country Cross The Tax Line?A Review Of BEPS Action 7: Permanent Establishments
The focus of Action 7 of the OECD's BEPS action plan was to limit the ability of Non-Resident Companies (NRC) to artificially avoid tax in the foreign countries where they carry on business . . .
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