Interest limitation kicks in

Buck stops here: The BURS plans to tighten collections in 2020
Buck stops here: The BURS plans to tighten collections in 2020

Some businesses can afford to have an early Christmas following the pronouncement by the Minister of Finance & Economic Development that micro, small or medium enterprises (SMMEs) and Variable Rate Loan Stock Companies (VRLSCs) will not have their interest expenses limited for tax purposes, effective July 1, 2019.

The pronouncement was made through a new piece of legislation cited as Statutory Instrument 58 of 2019 which was gazetted on December 6, 2019.

This follows the enactment in December 2018 of Income Tax Amendment Act No. 38 of 2018 which limited interest deductions for companies through a rather technical formula to 30% of what is called Tax EBITDA.

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CAF is a joke, but...

We are told of massive spin-offs for hosting countries, which we assume was the catalyst behind putting in the bid.We are not too sure if it is a one-size fits all, where any hosting nation reaps the benefits or it’s on a case-by-case basis.There are arguments from both ends, with hosting a sure way to accelerate infrastructure development and a guaranteed cash flow during the 30-days of the tournament.There is a bump in employment creation...

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