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Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 37 of 1996)

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To amend the Marketable Securities Tax Act, 1948, so as to further define, to substitute or to delete certain expressions; to extend the base of the Marketable securities tax; to reduce the rate of tax payable in respect of the said tax; and to further regulate the manner of payment of the said tax; to amend the Transfer Duty Act, 1949, so as to further define certain expressions; to further regulate the imposition of transfer duty; and to substitute obsolete references; to amend the Estate Duty Act, 1955, so as to increase the rate of estate duty; to amend the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, so as to further regulate the manner of payment of stamp duty; to further define or to substitute certain expressions; to substitute or to delete obsolete provisions and references; to reduce the stamp duty tariffs in respect of the registration of transfer, the cancellation or redemption and' the acquisition of marketable securities; to increase the stamp duty on debit entries and instalment credit agreements; and to provide for an exemption in respect of the registration of transfer of marketable securities; to amend the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, so as to further define or to substitute certain designations and expressions; to further regulate activities which constitute financial services; to extend the provisions relating to secrecy to the Chief Executive Officer and recipients or intended recipients of supplies; to further regulate the valuation of supplies made to connected persons or supplies which comprise the management of superannuation schemes; to further regulate the calculation of the tax payable in respect of fixed property or any real right therein; to effect certain consequential amendments; to provide that vendors on the invoice basis make an adjustment where an input tax deduction has been claimed, but any amount in respect of the supply in question has not been paid; to effect a textual adjustment in the Afrikaans text; to authorise refunds under the export incentive scheme; to authorise the estimation of the amount on which tax is payable in certain circumstances; to further regulate the reporting of unprofessional conduct; to remove a restriction on the freedom to contract in respect of changes in the rate of value-added tax; to further regulate the imposition or withdrawal of the said tax in respect of any supply; to provide for exemptions in respect of the importation of certain goods; and to substitute an obsolete reference; to amend the Income Tax Act, 1993, so as to empower the Minister of Finance to determine from time to time a date in respect of certain interests; and to amend the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 1994, so as to empower the said Minister to determine from time to time a date in respect of certain interests; to provide that no sales tax, penalty or interest is recoverable in respect of the importation of certain goods into the former Republic of Transkei; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

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