February 18, 2019

TAX IMPLICATIONS OF THE VARIATION OF EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS

On 6 November 2018, the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) issued a binding private ruling (“BPR 312”) in accordance with sections 78(1) and 87(2) of the Tax Administration Act.[1] This ruling set out the tax implications of varying employment contracts. Here the applicant (a resident company) previously entered a profit share arrangement with Mr X, who was entitled to nominate certain employees (of two 100% held subsidiaries of the applicant) to also benefit from this arrangement. The parties subsequently entered into a cancellation agreement to terminate the profit share arrangement and to allow for certain payments to be made by […]
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