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September 2016

16 Sep - Africa: Banking customer satisfaction survey

16 Sep - South Africa: Proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages 

14 Sep - Ghana: Restricted deferral of unused capital allowances

14 Sep - Mauritius: Consultation on Finance Bill 2016

August 2016

29 Aug - Nigeria: Restricted withholding tax credit note carryforwards

26 Aug - South Africa: Implications of proposed tax on sugar sweetened beverages, “sugar tax”

25 Aug - South Africa: Tax matters and challenges for private equity funds

22 Aug - Nigeria: Tax implications due to accounting changes for leases

19 Aug - South Africa: Possible effects of proposed “sugar tax” 

10 Aug - South Africa: Voluntary disclosure processes

5 Aug - Mauritius: Tax provisions in budget for 2016 / 2017

June 2016

29 Jun - South Africa: Voluntary disclosure program for South Africans living in Australia

28 Jun - Nigeria: Withholding tax rate for construction-related payments, reverts to 5%

28 Jun - South Africa: Proposed reform of financial regulatory system tabled in Parliament

15 Jun - Nigeria: Updated foreign exchange policy

9 Jun - Kenya: Tax measures proposed in budget

9 Jun - Rwanda: Tax proposals in budget include investment incentives, tax holidays

9 Jun - Tanzania: Changes to tax exemptions included in budget proposals

9 Jun - Uganda: Tax highlights in budget

3 Jun - Nigeria: No VAT on reimbursable expenses

May 2016

31 May - Nigeria: Tax deductibility of offshore production costs

27 May - Nigeria: Expenses for petroleum operations are deductible, tribunal concludes

27 May - South Africa: Implications of proposed “sugar tax” for producers, consumers

25 May - Africa: Tax guides for African countries

19 May - Nigeria: Tax authorities focus on tax collection and enforcement activities

10 May - Mauritius: Protocol amending tax treaty with India

9 May - Namibia: Tax reference guide 2016-2017

April 2016

26 Apr - Sub-Saharan Africa: Status of evolution of banking regulations

19 Apr - Nigeria: No PAYE tax liability when workers provided by another

6 Apr - South Africa: Voluntary disclosure processes

March 2016

31 Mar - Nigeria: VAT applies, satellite-network bandwidth provided by non-resident Dutch company

15 Mar - Senegal: Tax treaty with Luxembourg

11 Mar - Africa: Indirect tax, country guide (2016)

7 Mar - South Africa: Commitment to AEOI / CRS regimes

1 Mar - Nigeria: Proposed tax on electronic communication services

February 2016

25 Feb - South Africa: Tax measures in 2016 budget

24 Feb - Botswana: Tax provisions in budget 2016-2017

24 Feb - Africa: Regional focus on BEPS

24 Feb - Kenya: Business laws to encourage growth, foreign direct

24 Feb - Kenya: Accounting for capital gains tax

24 Feb - South Africa: Voluntary disclosure, unauthorised offshore assets

17 Feb - South Africa: Unrealised gains, foreign currency loans

11 Feb - Nigeria: Value of crude oil for petroleum profits tax purposes

9 Feb - Kenya: Convention on mutual assistance signed

4 Feb - Senegal: Agreements signed for tax assistance, exchange of country-by-country reports

January 2016

19 Jan - South Africa: Treatment of direct, indirect operating expenses of insurers

14 Jan - Algeria: Tax provisions in Finance Act for 2016

13 Jan - Mauritius: CRS implementation is delayed

2015 Articles

December 2015

13 Dec - Angola: Tax benefits for production-related investments made from reserves

11 Dec - Nigeria: Considerations for tax amnesty

November 2015

23 Nov - Ghana: Tax provisions in 2016 budget

23 Nov - South Africa: Proposal for direct taxation of greenhouse gas emissions

18 Nov - Nigeria: Implications of BEPS proposals

16 Nov - Algeria: Update on tax rate changes, penalties and incentives

4 Nov - Uganda: Mutual assistance in tax matters agreement is signed

3 Nov - Nigeria: Petroleum investment allowance

October 2015

23 Oct - Nigeria: Determining when foreign companies have a “fixed base”

12 Oct - Angola: Consumption tax, customs duty rates

12 Oct - Zambia: Budget for 2016

September 2015

17 Sep - South Africa: Recommendations for changes to mining taxation

9 Sep - Angola: Tax incentives under new investment law

6 Sep - Nigeria: Companies pay 30% tax on "interim dividends" declared

August 2015

24 Aug - South Africa: Tax treatment of government grants

11 Aug - Algeria: Anti-money laundering rules; imported automobiles

11 Aug - South Africa: Offshore short-term insurance, deductible reserves


July 2015

29 Jul - Nigeria: Education institution exempt from tax

29 Jul - South Africa: Draft legislative tax proposals

24 Jul - Mauritius: FATCA reporting deadline extended to 31 August

6 Jul - Mauritius: Reminder, initial FATCA report due 31 July

1 Jul - Nigeria: Customs union agreement


June 2015

15 Jun - Kenya: Tax proposals in 2015 budget

15 Jun - Rwanda: Tax proposals in 2015 budget

15 Jun - Tanzania: Tax proposals in 2015 budget

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