Tax Court: 2013-2011

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2013 ​ ​ ​
Date of Delivery​Case Number​Applicable Legislation​Keywords
​3 May 2013VAT 759​Value-Added Tax Act, 1991

​Whether the Tax Court was empowered to alter, confirm or refer back an assessment; whether the capital amount was in dispute when it was not raised in the notice of objection

​13 June 2013​13003​Income Tax Act, 1962

​Definition of “gross income”; s. 1; whether proceeds from the sale of certain shares are of a capital or revenue nature; consequently whether certain deductions are permissible

​19 August 2013​13002​Income Tax Act, 1962

​Section 26(1); Deeming provisions; whether proceeds from “pastoral, agricultural or farming operations” are taxable or not

​2 December 2013VAT 872​Value-Added Tax Act, 1991

​Definition of “input tax” – deduction of input tax in respect of supplies by sponsors of an event

​2 December 2013  ​13356​​Income Tax Act, 1962​Interpretation of SCA judgment – s.11(bA)


2012 ​ ​ ​
Date of Delivery​Case Number​Applicable Legislation​Keywords
​12 February 2012​12644​Income Tax Act, 1962​Disallowance of capital loss; ‘clogged loss’; redemption of loss; preference shares; meaning of ‘recovery’; paragraphs 20(3) and 39(1) of the Eighth Schedule
​7 June 2012​VAT 889​Value-Added Tax Act, 1991​Imposition of VAT and 200% penalties; fraudulent invoices; s.31; credibility of witness in question
​22 June 2012​12860​Income Tax Act, 1962​Whether taxpayer a small business corporation or personal service company; meaning of ‘consulting’; s.12E(4)(a)
​5 July 2012​12906​Income Tax Act, 1962​Capital gains tax; disposal of mineral rights; fair value adjustment; section 11(a) deduction of management fees and travel expenses; donations tax; penalties
​10 September 2012​VAT 789​Value-Added Tax Act, 1991​Exercising of Commissioner’s powers in terms of section 20(5) not subject to objection and appeal; any review of this application should be launched in the High Court
​8 November 2012VAT 847​Value-Added Tax Act, 1991​Sections 7(1)(a) and 9(1); whether through leasing properties, supplies were made and output tax was under-declared
​16 November 201212697​​Income Tax Act, 1962​Section 103; implications for company buying its own shares from subsidiary company
​20 November 2012​12524​Income Tax Act, 1962Inter vivos trust; service agreement; whether a scheme in terms of s.103 and remuneration paid by trust taxable as gross income
2011 ​ ​
Date of Delivery​Case Number​Applicable Legislation​Keywords
​14 March 2011​VAT 179​​Value-Added Tax Act, 1991​Whether the receipt of an amount in respect of a termination agreement was subject to VAT at the standard rate or at the zero rate
​14 March 2011​11470​Income Tax Act, 1962​Section 1; definition of ‘gross income’; whether an amount received in respect of a termination agreement was capital or revenue in nature
​13 June 2011​VAT 382​Value-Added Tax Act, 1991​Whether certain services were subject to VAT in terms of s.7(1)(c); buying back of shares; whether services could be set off against input tax credit
​15 June 2011​12895​Income Tax Act, 1962​Definition of “gross income” in s.1 – par.(e) v par.(eA); application on pre-retirement withdrawal from Municipal Pension Fund
​1 August 2011​12856​​Income Tax Act, 1962​Whether loss of mining income can be set off against taxable income derived from non-mining activities or whether it has to be deducted from income derived from profitable mines; ss.11 and 83; interpretation of s.36(7E) and s.36(7F)
​14 September 201112760, 12828 and 12756​Income Tax Act, 1962​Deferred delivery share incentive scheme; ss.8A and 8C; par.2(a) of the Seventh Schedule
​3 November 2011VAT 712​​Value-Added Tax Act, 1991​Sections 7, 11, 12 and the proviso to section 2(1); whether currency exchange services rendered in the duty free area of the airport are to be VAT zero-rated
​7 December 2011VAT 741 and 12008​Value-Added Tax Act, 1991 and Income Tax Act, 1962

​Sections 20(8) and 55; whether appellant is entitled to input tax despite failing to meet requirements of section 20(8) (VAT)

Sections 11(a) and 73(a); whether appellant is entitled to deductions of section 11(a) despite lack of proof (Income Tax)

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