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The Tax Workbook has been designed to be used by students and lecturers, to provide the maximum benefit to each user.
Each chapter deals with a specific topic or topics and the chapter contents progress from relatively easy questions to more difficult questions dealing with integrated problems.
A secret torment for some, a proud responsibility for others, ‘black tax’ is a daily reality for thousands of black South Africans. In this thought-provoking and moving anthology, a provocative range of voices share their deeply personal stories.
With the majority of black South Africans still living in poverty today, many black middle-class households are connected to working-class or jobless homes. Some believe supporting family members is an undeniable part of African culture and question whether it should even be labelled as a kind of tax. Others point to the financial pressure it places on black students and professionals, who, as a consequence, struggle to build their own wealth. Many feel they are taking over what is essentially a government responsibility. The contributions also investigate the historical roots of black tax, the concept of the black family and the black middle class.
In giving voice to so many different perspectives, Black Tax hopes to start a dialogue on this widespread social phenomenon.
The objective of the authors and publishers of the book is to provide a book that simplifies the understanding and application of tax legislation in a South African context for both students and general practitioners.
This edition is up to date with the amendments that were issued in Bill format or that were promulgated during 2019. As far as income tax is concerned, most of the amendments apply to the 2020 year of assessment, that is, years of assessment ending on 28 February 2020 for persons other than companies, and financial years ending during the period of 12 months ending on 31 March 2020 for companies.
In this edition students are assisted in preparing for the qualifying examination of chartered accountants. All the discussions in the book that fall outside the 2021 syllabus of the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) are shaded in the headings of the relevant paragraphs. Students preparing for the Tax Professional qualification should, however, still include the shaded sections in their preparation.
The 9th edition of Hockly's insolvency law follows the expanded format of the previous two editions. The basic purpose of the book remains the same: to provide a concise, yet fairly detailed, account of the law of insolvency, winding-up and judicial management. The book aims at a wide readership. For the subject specialist, it provides an update of developments in the law relating to insolvency and winding-up; for students, it is a text for both undergraduate and postgraduate study; and for insolvency practitioners, it may be used as a guide and a quick source of reference. The appendices contain specimen applications, specimen estate accounts, the Insolvency Act, relevant extracts from the Companies Act and the Close Corporations Act, and the Cross-Border Insolvency Act.
Tax Law: An Introduction deals with the fundamentals of income tax in a practical and clear manner that makes this book an ideal tool for tax teachers. Written for students, this much-needed textbook simplifies complex concepts and avoids unnecessary jargon as it explains the key objectives and principles of taxation. The book sheds light on contemporary South
African tax law and the most important tax cases. It covers the process of tax collection as well as the interpretation of tax legislation.
Tax Law: An Introduction is intended to ease the teaching and understanding of an often-daunting subject. The book includes a link to the relevant Acts for easy access by students.
A proper grasp of the law of insolvency can be acquired only by reading and digesting a sizeable volume of case law. This text, designed to complement Hockly's Insolvency Law, allows students and practitioners to come to terms with a broad range of insolvency cases.
This bilingual casebook assists undergraduate students in the areas of law dealing with partnerships, companies and insolvency. Generally, cases have been reproduced in their entirety to show students the various sections that make up a reported case. In more complicated cases the relevant facts have been summarised and the most important parts of the judgment reproduced.
Mars: The Law of Insolvency in South Africa has established itself as a specialist work that has for decades been the guide for anyone who practices in this important area of law. The tenth edition of Mars: The Law of Insolvency has been revised by a team of eleven authors to include developments in the law of insolvency and associated areas of the law to give readers an up-to-date treatment of this important area of law. While retaining the proven structure of the previous editions, this edition aims at dealing comprehensively with all aspects of insolvency law. The latest edition retains references to landmark cases and articles in legal journals but also incorporates numerous new references to critical analyses of applicable legislation, case law, insolvency law reform initiatives and international developments in the field of insolvency law, enabling the reader to gain a proper understanding of the principles underlying the South African law of insolvency.
Principles of Market Abuse Regulation: A Comparative South African Perspective arguably offers the most comprehensive study of the regulation and enforcement of anti-market abuse laws in South Africa today. Accordingly, the book examines the regulation of the South African securities and financial markets to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the country's anti-market abuse laws. In this regard, the book provides that inadequate and inconsistent regulation of the securities and financial markets could give rise to low investor confidence, market volatility and poor market integrity. The author traces the regulation of market abuse under the Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012 and recommends measures that could enhance the combating of market abuse in the South African securities and financial markets. The Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017, which is set to expand the mandate of the Financial Services Board, is also considered. The global financial crisis of 2007-2009 provides context for the book. Events covered include South African and American international banks' collusion and market manipulation involving price-fixing, market allocation and rigging in the trading of foreign currency pairs of the South African rand since 2007.
International tax law: Offshore tax avoidance in South Africa provides a comprehensive analysis of some of the offshore tax-avoidance schemes employed by South African residents. The book offers a detailed and logical explanation of difficult international tax concepts, and critically analyses the effectiveness of South African legislation in curbing offshore tax-avoidance schemes. South African legislative provisions are compared with similar provisions in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and international case law and tax treaty implications are thoroughly discussed. International tax law: Offshore tax avoidance in South Africa also addresses the recommendations of international organisations, such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which seek to prevent international tax avoidance. In this regard, the role of tax havens in encouraging international tax avoidance and the OECD initiatives to stifle their development are considered. The OECD's efforts to prevent base erosion and profit shifting are also examined.
The complete guide to all deductions and credits for individual taxpayers J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks shows you just how much money you can save on your taxes--legally--simply by taking advantage of what's out there. Millions of Americans overpay their taxes by billions of dollars every year, because constantly evolving laws and regulations make keeping track of deductions and breaks next to impossible for the everyday taxpayer. This book helps you put a stop to overpayment so you can keep more of your hard-earned money. J.K. Lasser has compiled a complete list of every possible deduction and credit available to American taxpayers, and provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions for claiming what is rightfully yours. Fully updated to reflect the latest rulings and laws--including an e-supplement with the latest tax developments from the IRS and Congress--this book answers all of your "Can I claim..." questions with guidance from the nation's most trusted tax advisors.
J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2021 helps small business owners maximize their bottom line with straightforward, yet comprehensive guidance from the most trusted name in tax. Featuring a complete listing of all available business expense deductions, including dollar limits and record-keeping requirements, this book helps you quickly determine what kind of tax relief is available to you, and how to take it--all the way down to where to claim deductions on the forms themselves. Tax facts, strategies, and the latest up-to-date information help ensure that you don't miss out on money-saving opportunities, and sample forms and checklists help you get organized and submit a complete and proper filing.
The central issue debated at each successive legislative session for over a decade, Louisiana's significant fiscal problems have remained unresolved despite efforts to mitigate the state's financial woes and avoid cutting key services or resorting to stop-gap solutions. Louisiana created its current tax structure in the 1970s, with some subsequent revisions in response to new economic realities. While many developments in Louisiana's fiscal picture lie outside the state's control, other changes including shifting tax rates, shrinking the tax base, and increasing the number of exemptions, deductions, and tax credits, resulted from decisions made by the legislative body. In Exploring Long-Term Solutions for Louisiana's Tax System, James A. Richardson, Steven M. Sheffrin, James Alm, and other contributors advocate for establishing financial reforms geared to long-term change and more stable fiscal prospects. With a focus on practicality and accessibility, the authors explore the complexities of Louisiana's economic reality and explain the state's current tax structure. In so doing, they suggest several reforms that challenge the state's use of sales tax, application of the individual income tax, approach to corporate taxation, and allocation of other taxes such as mineral revenues. Crucial for those who want to engage with their representatives, colleagues, and fellow voters on the topic of taxation, this book equips readers with timely information about policy and, more importantly, nonpartisan solutions that could secure a more prosperous future for Louisiana.
Life insurance in South Africa contains numerous real life case examples which clearly illustrate stated principles. Beneficial both to the office and to the industry, this book is an indispensable reference work for everyone involved in the long-term insurance field, whether it be an underwriter, agent, intermediary or claimant, and certainly the legal representative of a claimant. Life insurance in South Africa enables the lay public to have a better understanding of how the office functions and the role it plays in the settlement of complaints. At the same time, it serves as a practical source of information not only to the managerial and administrative personnel of long-term insurance companies, but also role players in the industry such as brokers, intermediaries and financial advisers. Designed for use as a relevant reference.
A compelling explanation of how the law shapes the distribution of wealth What is it that transforms a simple object, an idea, or a promise to pay into an asset that creates wealth? Katharina Pistor explains how, behind closed doors in the offices of private attorneys, capital is created-and why this little-known activity is one of the biggest reasons for the widening wealth gap between the holders of capital and everybody else. A powerful new way of thinking about one of the most pernicious problems of our time, The Code of Capital explores the various ways that debt, complex financial products, and other assets are selectively coded to protect and reproduce private wealth. This provocative book paints a troubling portrait of the pervasive global nature of the code, the people who shape it, and the governments that enforce it.
An accessible, comprehensive analysis of the main principles and rules of banking regulation in the post-crisis regulatory reform era, this textbook looks at banking regulation from an inter-disciplinary perspective across law, economics, finance, management and policy studies. It provides detailed coverage of the most recent international, European and UK bank regulatory and policy developments, including Basel IV, structural regulation, bank resolution and Brexit, and considers the impact on bank governance, compliance, risk management and strategy.
Exploring all aspects of domestic, European and international laws and regulation, Banking Law is essential reading for students and practitioners alike. From examining the academic debates, policy considerations and practical influences underpinning the regulations, this text offers you a truly socio-economic and contextual approach to a subject which impacts on the daily lives of people worldwide.
Since the Global Financial Crisis, a surge of interest in the use of finance as a tool to address social and economic problems suggests the potential for a generational shift in how the finance industry operates and is perceived. J. C. de Swaan seeks to channel the forces of well-intentioned finance professionals to improve finance from within and help restore its focus on serving society. Drawing from inspiring individuals in the field, de Swaan proposes a framework for pursuing a viable career in finance while benefiting society and upholding humanistic values. In doing so, he challenges traditional concepts of success in the industry. This will also engage readers outside of finance who are concerned about the industry's impact on society.
Jopie: Jurist, Mentor, Supervisor and Friend - Essays on the Law of Banking, Companies and Suretyship is published in honour of Professor Jopie Pretorius, who will be retiring from his chair in banking law at UNISA at the end of 2017. The collection comprises personal tributes by family members, friends and colleagues, and academic essays that deal with banking law, company law and suretyship.
Since the adoption of the EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings in 2000 and its recast in 2015, it has become clear that lawyers engaged in consumer insolvency proceedings are increasingly expected to have a basic understanding of foreign insolvency proceedings, as well as knowledge of the foreign country's court and legal system, legislation and judicial practice. Written by 50 highly qualified insolvency experts from 30 European countries, A Guide to Consumer Insolvency Proceedings in Europe provides the necessary information in the largest, most up-to-date and comprehensive book on this topic. Assisting the readers in their navigation through the differences, similarities, and peculiarities of insolvency proceedings in all Member States of the European Union, Switzerland and Russia, this book is a unique guide to insolvency proceedings across Europe. With contributions by both academics and practitioners, it provides truly multinational coverage of the economic, legal, social, political, and demographic issues in consumer insolvency. Illustrating the numerous practices across Europe, this book allows the reader to evaluate each aspect both on its own merits, as well as in comparison to the approaches applied in other European jurisdictions. This book will be an invaluable tool for insolvency practitioners, judges, lawyers, creditors and debtors throughout Europe, especially those participating in cross-border proceedings.
For undergraduate and graduate courses in Taxation, and for professional use. Get clarity on UK taxation rules and policies in this up-to-date guide for year 2020 Taxation, 26th Edition, by Alan Melville, updated with 2020's Finance Act, is the definitive, market-leading text on UK taxation and is known for its up-to-date coverage of the changes introduced by the annual Budget. Featuring clean, well-structured prose and a wealth of immensely practical examples, this comprehensive guide serves as both a core textbook if you are studying taxation for the first time and a reference text that clearly explains the UK tax system and taxation regulations. Additionally, a free to access Companion Website features opportunities for extra practice, plus chapter appendices and a range of useful links to explore taxation rules and the tax system further. Pearson, the world's learning company.
Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law offers a unique, comprehensive, and up-to-date transnational study of the topic, including an analysis of certain countries which have never previously been undertaken in English. Written by experts in the field, with extensive practical and theoretical knowledge of both research and professional experience, this is a groundbreaking investigation into the philosophies and rationales behind the different policy choices adopted and implemented by a range of over 30 jurisdictions across the globe. With contributions from more than 40 insolvency law experts, this book provides extensive coverage of executory contracts, encompassing both developed and developing countries, and drawing on not only so-called common and civil law systems, but also, countries with hybrid systems of law. The book explores ipso facto clauses, improvements that could be made, as well as casting light on procedural and tactical issues and considerations when attempting to address executory contracts in the different jurisdictions. Providing a globalised and comparative perspective on executory contracts in insolvency law, this book will be an invaluable tool for legal practitioners requiring a cross border perspective on the subject, as well as for academics and researchers pursuing a study of the topic. It will also benefit policy makers and institutions seeking to introduce insolvency law reforms in their home countries.
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