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Taxation Laws Amendment Act 5 of 2001

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5 of 2001

The Taxation Laws Amendment Act 5 of 2001 intends:

  • to amend the Transfer Duty Act, 1949, so as:
    • to insert certain definitions; and
    • to provide for further exemptions;
  • to amend the Estate Duty Act, 1955, so as:
    • to amend a definition; and
    • to reduce the rate of duty;
  • to amend the Income Tax Act, 1962, so as:
    • to provide for the determination of taxable capital gains and assessed capital losses;
    • to reduce the rate of donations tax;
    • to provide for the submission of electronic returns and signatures;
    • to make fresh provision with regard to the keeping of records for tax purposes; and
    • to revise the long title;
  • to amend the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, so as:
    • to insert a definition; and
    • to provide for further exemptions;
  • to amend the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, so as :
    • to provide for the zero rating of illuminating kerosene intended for use as fuel for illuminating or heating; and
    • to provide for the submission of electronic returns and signatures;
  • to amend the Skills Development Levies Act, 1999, so as to provide for the submission of electronic returns and signatures; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.  

Commencement

1 April 2001, 20 June 2001, 1 October 2001 and 1 January 2002

Amendments