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Revenue Laws Amendment Act, No. 32 of 2004

Long title


To amend the Transfer Duty Act, 1949, so as to regulate the interest and penalty on late payment of duty; to limit the exemption from duty where property is used by a public benefit organisation otherwise than wholly for public benefit activities; to provide for certain consequential and textual amendments; to amend the Income Tax Act, 1962, so as to amend certain definitions and insert a new definition; to further regulate the provisions relating to deductions of interest and withholding tax on foreign dividends; to further regulate the provisions in terms of which residents are taxed on amounts received by foreigners as a result of any donation by that resident; to further regulate the taxation of executive share incentive schemes; to regulate the taxation of broad-based employee equity share plans for purposes of determining the tax liability of the employee and the deduction for the employer; to further regulate the taxation of instruments which are convertible between debt and equity; to effect certain consequential amendments as a result of the introduction of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002, and the Securities Services Act, 2004; to further regulate the exemptions from tax; to further regulate the provisions relating to purchased annuities to make provision for an average exchange rate where consideration given by the purchaser thereof is denominated in a foreign currency; to further regulate the deduction of the cost of improvements effected in terms of a Public Private Partnership; to further regulate the deduction of research and development expenditure; to further regulate the provisions relating to urban development zones; to make provision for the limitation of losses from the disposal of certain assets; to further regulate the provisions relating to the acquisition or disposal of trading stock; to regulate the taxation of transactions where assets are acquired in exchange for the issue of shares; to further regulate the taxation of gains or losses on foreign exchange transactions to exclude non-residents; to further regulate the provisions relating to the incurral and accrual of interest; to regulate the taxation of assets acquired or disposed of for unquantified amounts; to regulate the taxation of the disposal and acquisition of equity shares; to further regulate the provisions relating to the taxation of trusts; to repeal the provisions which regulate the disposal of assets by non-residents; to make provision for a withholding tax in the case where a non-resident disposes of any immovable property in the Republic; to further regulate the provisions relating to the taxation of intra-group transactions; to further regulate the provisions relating to the taxation of unbundling transactions; to further regulate the provisions relating to liquidation distributions; to further regulate the provisions relating to donations tax; to further regulate the provisions relating to secondary tax on companies; to further regulate the provisions which deem certain amounts to be dividends for purposes of secondary tax on companies; to further regulate the provisions relating to transactions, operations or schemes for purposes of avoiding or postponing liability for or reducing amounts of taxes on income; to further regulate the provisions relating to the taxation of lump sum benefits; to further regulate the employees' tax provisions to include qualifying equity shares granted in terms of a broad-based employee equity share plan and equity instruments in terms of executive equity schemes; to further regulate the provisions relating to provisional tax; to further regulate the provisions relating to fringe benefits to take into account qualifying equity shares granted in terms of a broad-based employee equity share plan and equity instruments in terms of executive equity schemes; to further regulate the capital gains tax provisions to provide for the disposal and acquisition of assets for unqualified amounts; to regulate the capital gains tax implications for qualifying equity shares granted in terms of a broad-based employee equity share plan and equity instruments in terms of executive equity schemes; to further regulate the provisions relating to part disposal of assets; to regulate the capital gains tax implications in respect of the disposal of certain debt claims; to further regulate the provisions relating to disposal of assets for no consideration or consideration not measurable in money; to effect certain textual and consequential amendments and to delete certain obsolete provisions; to amend the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, so as to insert and amend certain definitions; to further regulate the liability for duty where underpayments are the result of fraud, misrepresentation, non- disclosure of material facts or false declarations for the purposes of the Act; to amend the long title to include environmental levy; to amend the provisions relating to customs controlled areas within Industrial Development Zones; to amend provisions relating to biofuel; to effect certain consequential amendments; to amend the Stamp Duty Act, 1968, so as to amend and insert certain definitions; to introduce interest and penalty provisions for failure or late payment of duty; to further provide for additional duty in case of evasion; to introduce provisions relating to e-stamping and electronic payments; to regulate the time in which an instrument must be stamped: to provide for regulations in respect of duty on other consideration; to further delete administrative penalties; to regulate the rate and exemption of duty; to provide for certain consequential and textual amendments; to amend the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, so as to amend and insert certain definitions; to provide for the imposition of levies introduced in the Customs and Excise Act, 1964; to introduce certain deeming provisions; to provide for certain zero-rating and exemptions; to provide for the provisions relating to Industrial Development Zones; to further regulate the circumstances where an input tax may be claimed; to prescribe further requirements for tax invoices; to provide for certain textual amendments; to effect certain consequential amendments and to delete obsolete references to Acts that have been repealed; to clarify certain provisions; to amend the Uncertificated Securities Tax Act, 1998, so as to amend and insert certain definitions; to provide for the value on which duty will be payable on securities; to further regulate the exemptions from duty; to effect certain textual amendments; to amend the Second Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 2001, and the Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 2002, so as to further regulate the provisions relating to industrial development zones inserted in the Customs and Excise Act, 1964; to delete certain provisions which have not come into operation yet; to amend the Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 2003, so as to delete certain provisions  which have not come into operation yet and to further regulate certain commencement dates; to amend the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 2004, so as to delete a provision which has not come into operation yet; and to provide for a short title and commencement date; and to provide for matters relating thereto.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 4 of Act 40 of 1949...
2. Amendment of section 9 of Act 40 of 1949...
3. Amendment of section 1 of Act 58 of 1962...
4. Amendment of section 6quat of Act 58 of 1962...
5. Amendment of section 7 of Act 58 of 1962...
6. Amendment of section 8 of Act 58 of 1962...
7. Amendment of section 8A...
8. Insertion of sections 8B and 8C in Act 58 of 1962
9. Amendment of section 8E of Act 58 of 1962...
10. Insertion of section 8F in Act 58 of 1962
11. Amendment of section 9 of Act 58 of 1962...
12. Amendment of section 9B of Act 58 of 1962...
13. Amendment of section 9D of Act 58 of 1962...
14. Amendment of section 10 of Act 58 of 1962...
15. Amendment of section 10A of Act 58 of 1962...
16. Amendment of section 11 of Act 58 of 1962...
17. Amendment of section 11B of Act 58 of 1962...
18. Insertion of section 11C in Act 58 of 1962
19. Amendment of section 13quat of Act 58 of 1962...
20. Insertion of section 20B in Act 58 of 1962
21. Amendment of section 23F of Act 58 of 1962...
22. Insertion of section 24B in Act 58 of 1962
23. Amendment of section 24I of Act 58 of 1962...
24. Amendment of section 24J of Act 58 of 1962...
25. Insertion of section 24M in Act 58 of 1962
26. Insertion of section 24N in Act 58 of 1962
27. Substitution of section 25B of Act 58 of 1962...
28. Amendment of section 30 of Act 58 of 1962...
29. Repeal of section 31A of Act 58 of 1962
30. Insertion of section 35A in Act 58 of 1962
31. Amendment of section 36 of Act 58 of 1962...
32. Amendment of section 41 of Act 58 of 1962...
33. Amendment of section 42 of Act 58 of 1962...
34. Amendment of section 43 of Act 59 of 1962...
35. Amendment of section 45 of Act 58 of 1962...
36. Amendment of section 46 of Act 58 of 1962...
37. Amendment of section 47 of Act 58 of 1962...
38. Amendment of section 56 of Act 58 of 1962...
39.. Amendment of section 58 of Act 58 of 1962
40. Amendment of section 64B of Act 58 of 1962...
41. Amendment of section 64C of Act 58 of 1962...
42. Amendment of section 103 of Act 58 of 1962...
43. Amendment of paragraph 1 of Second Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
44. Substitution of paragraph 2A of Second Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
45. Substitution of paragraph 2B of Second Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
46. Amendment of paragraph 1 of Fourth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
47. Amendment of paragraph 18 of Fourth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
48. Amendment of paragraph 27 of Fourth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
49. Amendment of paragraph 28 of Fourth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
50. Amendment of paragraph 2 of Seventh Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
51. Amendment of paragraph 1 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
52 Amendment of paragraph 2 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
53. Amendment of paragraph 3 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
54. Amendment of paragraph 4 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
55. Amendment of paragraph 11 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
56. Amendment of paragraph 12 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
57. Amendment of paragraph 13 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
58. Amendment of paragraph 20 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
59. Amendment of paragraph 20A of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
60. Amendment of paragraph 25 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
61. Amendment of paragraph 33 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
62. Insertion of paragraph 35A in Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962
63. Amendment of paragraph 38 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
64. Insertion of paragraph 39A in Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962
65. Amendment of paragraph 56 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
66. Amendment of section 1 of Act 91 of 1964...
67. Amendment of section 44 of Act 91 of 1964...
68. Amendment of section 47 of Act 91 of 1964...
69. Amendment of section 55 of Act 91 of 1964...
70. Amendment of section 65 of Act 91 of 1964...
71. Amendment of section 69 of Act 91 of 1964...
72. Substitution of the long title of Act 91 of 1964...
73. Amendment of section 1 of Act 77 of 1968...
74. Amendment of section 5 of Act 77 of 1968...
75. Amendment of section 6 of Act 77 of 1968..
76. Amendment of section 7 of Act 77 of 1968...
77. Amendment of section 8 of Act 77 of 1968
78. Amendment of section 9 of Act 77 of 1968...
79. Insertion of section 9A in Act 77 of 1968
80. Insertion of section 9B in Act 77 of 1968
81. Amendment of section 10 of Act 77 of 1968...
82. Substitution of section 11 of Act 77 of 1968
83. Amendment of section 12 of Act 77 of 1968
84. Amendment of section 12A of Act 77 of 1968...
85. Amendment of section 13 of Act 77 of 1968
86. Substitution of section 15 of Act 77 of 1968
87. Substitution of section 19 of Act 77 of 1968...
88. Amendment of section 22 of Act 77 of 1968...
89. Amendment of section 23 of Act 77 of 1968...
90. Amendment of Item 14 of Schedule 1 to Act 77 of 1968...
91. Amendment of item 15 of Schedule 1 to Act 77 of 1968...
92. Amendment of section 1 of Act 89 of 1991...
93. Amendment of section 2 of Act 89 of 1991...
94. Amendment of section 7 of Act 89 of 1991...
95. Amendment of section 8 of Act 89 of 1991...
96. Amendment of section 9 of Act 89 of 1991...
97. Amendment of section 10 of Act 89 of 1991...
98. Amendment of section 11 of Act 89 of 1991...
99. Amendment of section 12 of Act 89 of 1991...
100 Amendment of section 13 of Act 89 of 1991...
101. Amendment of section 14 of Act 89 of 1991...
102. Amendment of section 17 of Act 89 of 1991...
103. Amendment of section 18 of Act 89 of 1991...
104. Amendment of section 20 of Act 89 of 1991...
105. Amendment of section 39 of Act 89 of 1991...
106. Amendment of section 48 of Act 89 of 1991...
107. Amendment of section 68 of Act 89 of 1991...
108. Amendment of Schedule 1 to Act 89 of 1991...
109. Amendment of section 1 of Act 31 of 1998
110. Amendment of section 5 of Act 31 of 1998
111. Amendment of section 6 of Act 31 of 1998...
112. Amendment of section 121 of Act 60 of 2001...
113. Amendment of section 153 of Act 60 of 2001
114. Amendment of section 103 of Act 74 of 2002
115. Repeal of section 46 of Act 16 of 2004
116. Amendment of section 59 of Act 45 of 2003
117. Amendment of section 163 of Act 45 of 2003
118. Amendment of section 164 of Act 45 of 2003
119. Repeal of section 165 of Act 45 of 2003
120. Amendment of section 166 of Act 45 of 2003...
121. Amendment of section 169 of Act 45 of 2003
122. Amendment of section 170 of Act 45 of 2003
123. Amendment of section 173 of Act 45 of 2003
124. Short title and commencement

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