Author Inge Lamprecht


Should data be exempt from VAT?

Despite widespread calls that data prices must fall to broaden Internet access, government and business remain at loggerheads on the subject. Telecommunication has been earmarked as a sector that can promote


Naspers and Tesla: invest or ignore?

On the surface, locally listed media and Internet behemoth Naspers doesn’t have much in common with US electric vehicle producer Tesla. But scratch below the surface and the companies have more in common


How Sars plans to tax your bitcoin

The South African Revenue Service will continue to apply “normal income tax rules” to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and has urged taxpayers to declare cryptocurrency gains or losses as part of their

Current affairs

VAT hiked to 15%

Government has proposed a one percentage point increase in the value-added tax rate to 15%. The increase was widely anticipated in tax circles as it is arguably the most effective way of raising significant amounts of


Online banking tops SA ombud’s complaints list

For the first time in its 18-year existence, the Ombud for Banking Services has received more Internet banking than ATM complaints. The trend is indicative of a move towards technology in the banking sector and that more


Bitcoin: brace for the tax impact

As bitcoin continues its roller-coaster ride, taxpayers need to brace themselves for heightened scrutiny of their declarations in relation to cryptocurrency gains. The South African Revenue Service has confirmed that it will clarify


Sars wants to track your bitcoin trades

The South African Revenue Service is in discussions with some of the top technology companies in the world to enable it to track cryptocurrency trades more efficiently. Interest in cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, has risen significantly

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