Minister Godongwana will deliver his maiden Annual Budget Speech on 21 February 2024 this year.
The Annual Budget Speech remains one of the most anticipated events on the financial calendar. The Minister faces the many challenges brought about by electricity and infrastructure constraints, a sluggish economy and an election year. While some sectors of the economy, tourism for example, have almost returned to pre-COVID levels, the issues of a stagnant economy, lack of investor confidence, high unemployment, and an ever-shrinking tax base remain. All these factors make it extremely difficult to ‘balance the budget.’
There is much speculation around the fiscal and tax policy changes the Minister may propose to both stimulate the economy and assist persons living below the poverty line. As taxes have a critical impact on taxpayers' profits and take-home pay, these announcements will have an important impact on financial and business decisions.
The 2024 Annual Budget and Tax Update will unpack the tax proposals announced in the Budget Speech to enable attendees to understand the full impact of these changes. In the workshop, Diane Seccombe will explain the proposals in a practical and comprehensible manner so that attendees can understand the proposals and their impact on business and personal finances.
Tax issues raised in 2024 Budget Speech
Cessation of residence and changes retirement fund and tax free investment contributions
Retirement Fund transfers for member over 55
Taxation of non-resident SA trust beneficiaries and negative tax implications
Deduction of expenses against interest income and repeal of Practice Note 31
Loans to offshore trusts in a foreign currency
Allowance and recoupment in respect of expenses incurred on plant and machinery used in production of renewable energy
Asset for shares swaps and cost of assets acquired
VAT and residential property developers.
Tax administration amendments.
Recent selected court judgments and new SARS rulings and interpretations.
Competencies developed in this workshop
After attending this discussion forum webinar, you will be:
• Informed about the best solutions to resolve current taxpayer issues.
• Competent to efficiently and proactively resolve current issues experienced in your practice.
• Able to guide your staff to effectively assist/support clients with their systemic tax issues.
• Informed about available resources to resolve taxpayer issues.
Dates and venues
Dedicated webinar presented over 2 dates:
BCom, LLB, LLM (Taxation)
Diane Seccombe is an admitted attorney with a master’s degree in taxation and has been involved in tax for well over ten years. Currently the National Head of Taxation with the Mazars Academy, Di provides tax training to Mazars partners, staff, and clients. She also consults on income tax matters including, corporate, individual, and international tax as well as VAT.
Di presents tax seminars on a national basis for, amongst others, Sanlam, ABSA, Old Mutual and various professional institutes. She started her tax career as a full-time academic with the University of KwaZulu-Natal before moving into practice. She has presented numerous tax seminars with enormous success to attendees ranging from JSE corporate advisers to smaller tax practitioners and is a popular lecturer amongst her students. Di’s primary focus in any presentation is that attendees find the material relevant and presented in an understandable and accessible manner.
Attending this webinar and the successful completion of the online assessment will secure a certificate of completion for 4 hours of Tax CPD.
Face-to-face workshop: Time: 09:00 - 13:00
Dedicated webinar presented over 2 dates - 19 March 2024 (part 1) and 20 March 2024 (part 2): Time: 09:00 - 11:00
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