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Corporate Services Alert Trust Property Control Act, No. 11 of 2018
Please note that the Trust Property Control Act, No. 11 of 2018 designed to regulate the control of Trusts and to provide for matters related thereto, commenced on 29 June 2018. The Master's Office based at the Francistown and Gaborone Division of the High Court is tasked with the responsibility of administering the Trust Property Control Act, No. 11 of 2018 and the registration of the Trust Instruments.
Corporate Services Alert Notification on the relocation of CIPA
Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) has relocated from its old offices in Kgale mews to a new location in CBD - Plot 54358 Prime Plaza building (former CEDA building).
Transfer pricing alert Alert 3 of the ‘Transfer pricing alert’ series
Multinational company (MNC) groups typically tend to operate in several jurisdictions with a view to make their products and services available to their customers based in several locations. Often, the overall act of delivering its products or services to its end customers is spread across a number of legal entities located in different countries to ensure delivery of products or services to customers in the most efficient manner. MNC groups use the differential tax rates available in different countries to structure the inter-company pricing within their supply chains to optimize their tax costs.
Tax alert BURS e-services registration
BURS has requested all tax payers to register for e-services and access their tax information online. BURS no longer accepts requests to print tax assessments, tax compliance report, and tax and VAT statements over the counter. Therefore, all tax payers are advised to register for BURS e-services and activate their online tax account with BURS.
Tax alert SPEDU regional development approval order
Income Tax (Spedu Regional Development Approval) Order has been gazetted and the effective date has not yet been announced. The new Order provides income tax concession for income earned by a company which has an approved business in the Spedu region, which comprises of Selebi-Phikwe, Bobonong, Mmadinare, Sefophe, Lerale, Maunatlala, and neighboring villages, farms and cattle posts.
Transfer pricing alert Alert 1 of the ‘Transfer pricing alert’ series
Botswana Budget 2018/19 gives vision into the implementation of transfer pricing laws in Botswana. Accordingly, Grant Thornton presents its insight on the matter in a series of alerts about transfer pricing, supported by local knowledge and experience of Rajesh Narasimhan, Taxation Partner.
Transfer pricing alert Alert 2 of the ‘Transfer pricing alert’ series
The laws surrounding transfer pricing are becoming ever more complex, as tax affairs of multinational companies are facing scrutiny from media, regulators and the public. Accordingly, Grant Thornton presents its insight on the matter in a series of alerts about transfer pricing, supported by local knowledge and experience of Rajesh Narasimhan, Taxation Partner.
Our publications IFRS 16 - Prepare for lease accounting changes
The new IFRS 16: Leases standard has been issued by the IASB. The core principle of the new standard is that lessees should recognise all leases on their balance sheet.
Our publication Travel, Tourism and Leisure (TTL) industry – Poised to be the growth engine of Botswana economy
As per the latest available report, this BWP 6.4 billion industry currently contributes over 7.1% of the country’s GDP, in real terms as compared to 4% in 2006. Over the last decade, this industry has grown at an impressive Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15%, outperforming the economy in all years, except 2013.
Botswana budget Botswana Budget 2018/19
Grant Thornton has put together its annual summary of the key highlights of the national budget delivered by the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Honourable Kenneth Matambo. This year the focus of the budget is on “Sustainability and good governance”. View our 4 page summary to get a quick preview of the 2018/19 budget.