2021 Draft Tax Bills & Rates Bill

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Submissions are now closed (since 30 August 2021)

Finance Standing Committee

The Standing Committee on Finance invites you to submit written submissions on the 2021 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB), 2021 Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB) and the 2021 Draft Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill (Rates Bill).

Key tax proposals contained in the 2021 draft TLAB include the following: • Strengthening the rules dealing with limitation of interest deductions in respect of debt owed to persons not subject to tax • Restricting the set-off of the balance of assessed losses in determining taxable income • Refining the timeframes of compliance requirements of the industrial policy projects tax incentive • Curbing the abuse of the Employment Tax Incentive • Applying tax on retirement fund interest when an individual ceases to be a tax resident • Strengthening anti-avoidance rules in respect of loans between trusts • Refinements to the corporate reorganisation rules • Clarifying the scope and definition of carbon sequestration

Key tax proposals contained in the 2021 draft TALAB include the following: • Administrative non-compliance penalties based on estimates for non-submission of six-monthly employees’ tax returns • Removal of double-penalty for the same incidence of non-compliance relating to employees’ tax • Expanding the purposes for which air cargo may be removed to degrouping depots • Amendments related to changes in the accreditation system Increasing the caps for refunds and underpayments of duties

Key tax proposals contained in the 2021 draft Rates Bill include the following: • Changes in rates and monetary thresholds to the personal income tax tables • Increases of the excise duties on alcohol and tobacco

Comments can  be emailed to Mr Allen Wicomb at [email protected] and Ms Teboho Sepanya at [email protected] by no later than 12:00 on Monday, 30 August 2021.

Those who want to make submissions at public hearings on Tuesday, 31 August 2021 should specifically request this. These hearings will be conducted through Zoom.

Enquiries can be directed to Mr Allen Wicomb on tel (021) 403 3759 or Ms Teboho Sepanya on tel (021) 403 3662

Issued by Hon. J Maswanganyi, MP, Chairperson: Standing Committee on Finance (National Assembly)