Dee’s latest blog articles


The diesel rebate and other myths

From logbooks, the diesel audit to the letter of demand, this is the first in a series of blogs concerning the diesel rebate for farmers and all the murky waters around it. There are very important steps to follow in terms of the law.  If SARS grabs your money out of your next VAT rebate, within the 30 days of the letter of demand then also contact me immediately!

Book your seat for the VAT Masterclass 2018 in JHB or BFN

Find yourself dealing with SARS and VAT issues more and more?  And spending hours on the phone to the SARS call centre, receiving hundreds of “case numbers” – are you really able to sort things out?   Is more and more of your chargeable time taken up on these issues with no result?

Part 2: VAT Disputes - objections and appeals, why the battle?

Recently, we dealt with “the Rules” and important points concerning assessments. This time around, I want to focus on the objection process and specifically objection against an assessment raised. Read on for more.

5 Top tips on applying the new VAT rate - effective 1 April

So finally they did it. Increased the VAT rate to 15% from 1 April 2018. Your calculation will now be based using the tax fraction 15/115. But that’s not all you need to know

VAT Disputes - objections and appeals, why the battle?

If you've worked with any tax you would've come across a dispute at some stage. And you're not alone in the frustrations of facing SARS disputes.

7 Issues and concerns raised at our latest VAT Masterclass

Threats received from SARS officials, the VAT Pop up letter, denied input tax deductions and more... Can you relate? Here's what you need to know.

My input tax has been reversed by SARS for no reason - what now?

If you need to get your VAT refund, find out how to take on SARS and win, or just need to brush up on your VAT knowledge - the VAT Masterclass is for you.

Invoice not paid? Here's how to claim input tax on your bad debts...

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If you're registered for VAT on the invoice basis, you can legally claim back the VAT you paid as input tax on the bad debt. Read on to find out how.

7 Supporting docs you must have to substantiate your zero-rated VAT claims

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There‘s a pile of important docs SARS needs if you want to substantiate your zero-rated goods and services, get it wrong & SARS will make you pay the VAT.

Exempt... or not exempt? When goods or services fall away from VAT

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VAT in South Africa is mostly charged at 14%. But there are certain goods and services which entirely fall away from VAT. These are exempt supplies.

Is this a valid tax invoice?

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Many VAT vendors are unsure what a valid tax invoice consists of. If its not valid, SARS will disallow the input tax claims. Don't let that happen to you.