In addition to specific anti-avoidance provisions and the general anti-avoidance provisions (GAAR) in the Income Tax Act,[1] the South African Revenue Service can apply another established principle to attack the validity of transactions and arrangements, namely the common law doctrine of simulation, or the plus valet doctrine. This is a fundamental principle of the South […]

Welcoming tax news for franchise owners

The Tax Court has upheld a decision that a tax deduction allowed by section 24C of the Income Tax Act may be applied to franchisee costs. Section 24C permits the deduction of certain expenses in the current tax year of assessment, where those expenses are not yet incurred, on the basis that these expenses will […]