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Sunday, 24 July 2011 22:25

SARS offers window period to transfer property to individuals transfer duty free

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Contact Details Name : Annetjie van Rooyen Company : STBB | SMITH TABATA BUCHANAN BOYES Phone :021 406 9138 Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL : www.stbb.co.za The Taxation Laws Amendment Act became operational on 30 September this year.  One of the amendments applies to persons who own their residential home in a trust, close corporation or company and offers a window period in which the property can be transferred from the trust, close corporation or company to the individual without attracting liability for the usual taxes payable on such a transaction.  This means that no Transfer Duty, Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and/or Secondary Tax on Companies (STC) will be payable to SARS when the property is transferred to the individual in terms of this amendment.
This saving will be available if:

· you (or you and your spouse) are the holder/s of all the shares in the Company that owns the residential home; or,
·  you (or you and your spouse) are the holder/s of all the member’s interest  in the Close Corporation that owns the residential home; or
· you (or you and your spouse) financed the purchase of the residential property in a Trust;
And
· you (or you and your spouse) have always resided in the home and have used it for normal domestic purposes (and not merely as holiday house) since 11 February 2009; and
· you transfer ownership in the property into your name, or in both you and your spouse’s names jointly before 31 December 2011.

Annetjie Van Rooyen, spokesperson for STBB Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes urges property owners to take advantage of this window period: "The concession offers property owners a welcome saving, especially in this challenging economic period."

If you are interested in benefiting from this tax concession, we will ensure that you are the first to be updated on developments in this regard. Simply let us have your e-mail details by responding to this mail directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Allan White at 021 673 4700.

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