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The draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, published on 16 July 2018, includes a number of proposals that may impact wealth planning and investment instruments.
On 21 February 2018, the Minister of Finance announced in his Budget Speech that the standard rate of VAT of 14% would be revised upwards to 15%, as of 1 April 2018, in line with Government's drive to raise additional revenue.
The Income Tax Act allows for roll-over relief in certain circumstances where assets are contributed to a company in exchange for shares in that company. Binding Private Ruling 287 is a good illustration that the provisions of this roll-over relief measure requires detailed consideration before it can be concluded that it applies to a transaction.