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Bsp Seminars®

A division of The Electronic Publishing Corp CC (C Divaris) CK 1987/0007/13/23. Established 1973 (under a different name).
On editorial and technical issues, email Costa Divaris at: cdivaris@icon.co.za.
Postal address: Postnet Suite 72, Private Bag X87, Bryanston 2021.
Telephone 011 234 2434/082 854 2238. 011 234 3373.
Fax to e-mail: 086 515 0953. After-hours messages: 082 854 2238.
On orders, enquiries and subscription issues, email Lesley Byrne at lesley@bspseminars.co.za. Or call her on 082 854 2238.
For accounts enquiries, email Lily Arkin at lily@bspseminars.co.za. Or call her on 011 234 3373.

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All publications are made available subject to our copyright and nonexclusive user rights granted to you to use them solely for your personal purposes and not to distribute them in any form. Specific publications might include copyright media releases. No copyright subsists in the actual text of legislation, case reports and similar material. But note that, in the publications listed here, extracts from legislation and case reports have been edited to conform with the Bsp Seminars® ‘value-added’ style, and all annotations and legislative histories are copyright.

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Sole member of The Electronic Publishing Corp CC (established as Sir Avid Investments (Pty) Ltd in 1973).
Consulting as a tax specialist under the style of Silke Divaris Stein, a division of The Electronic Publishing Corp CC.
Presenting public seminars and publishing reference-manuals of various types as Bsp Seminars®, a division of The Electronic Publishing Corp CC.

Current formal publications
Founder and editor of Tax Administration Weekly newsletter (2014 to date).
Founder and editor of Tax Shock, Horror newsletter (2003 to date).
Founder and compiler of Tax Shock, Horror Database (2004 to date).
South African Income Tax Guide, co-author (2001 to date).

Current publications – (‘book’ style)
Amendments to Amendments

Commentary on the Administration of Estates Act
Deceased Estates: Old & New Tax
Disputes with SARS
FIFA & Other Stand-alone Tax Laws
Fixed Property (Law) & (All) the Tax Acts
Offshore and the Income Tax Act
Principles and Practice of Tax Avoidance
Reflections on a Specimen Trust Deed
Specimen Letters to SARS
The 2018 Tax Amendments
The 2019 Tax Amendments
The 2020 Tax Amendments
The Bsp Stylebook (with Duncan McAllister)
The Dividends Tax
The History of a ‘Dividend’
The Rise & Fall of the STC
The Tax Administration Weekly Litigation Casebook
The Taxation of Deceased Estates
The Taxation of Dividends
The Taxation of Trusts
The Taxation of Interest
Trusts: SA Statute & Common Law
Vat: Imports & Exports
Vat Refresher
Wills, Administration, & the Tax Acts
Wills: SA Statute & Common Law

Current publications – compilations (databases)
The SA Common Law on Trusts – A Thematic Database
2019 ed April 2019
The Administration of Estates Act – Case Law 2019 ed January 2020
The SA Common Law on Wills – A Database 2019 ed March 2020
Tax Case Law on Trusts 2020 ed June 2020

Current publications – compilations (acts)
The Administration of Estates Act (66 of 1965) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Diamond Export Levy (Administration) Act (14 of 2007) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Diamond Export Levy Act (15 of 2007) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Employment Tax Incentive Act (26 of 2013) 2019 ed version 2 (February 2020).
The Estate Duty Act (45 of 1955) 2019 ed version 2 (February 2020).
The Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act (6 of 2004) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Merchant Shipping (International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Administration Act (35 of 2013) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Merchant Shipping (International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Contributions Act (36 of 2013) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty (Administration) Act (29 of 2008) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act (28 of 2008) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Securities Transfer Tax Act (25 of 2007) 2019 ed version 2 (February 2020).
The Securities Transfer Tax Administration Act (26 of 2007) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Skills Development Levies Act (9 of 1999) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The South African Revenue Service Act (34 of 1997) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Succession Acts 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Tax Administration Act (28 of 2011) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Transfer Duty Act (40 of 1949) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Trust Property Control Act (57 of 1988) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act (4 of 2002) 2019 ed (January 2020).
The Value-Added Tax Act (89 of 1991) 2019 ed version 2 (February 2020).

Current publications – compilations (regulations)
Regulations under the Value-Added Tax Act 2019 ed (January 2020)
Dispute Resolution – Gazette Notices 2019 ed (January 2020)

Previous formal publications
Businessman’s Law,
assistant editor (1974–1986), co-editor (1989–1992).
In Touch with the Sixth Schedule, co-author (1985).
Juta’s GST, co-founder and co-editor (1978–1991).
Juta’s Legiserve, co-founder and co-editor (1989-1994).
Juta’s RSC, co-founder and co-editor (1987–1989).
Juta’s Tax Service, co-editor (1977–1986).
Juta’s VAT, co-founder and co-editor (1991–1994).
Old Mutual Income Tax Guide, co-author (1971–2001).
Silke on South African Income Tax, co-author (1978–1994).
Silke on South African Income Tax Year Book, co-author (1988–1991).
Supplements to Silke on South African Income Tax, co-author (1975–1987).
Taxgram, co-founder and co-editor (1985–1989), editor (1989–1994).
Tax Yearbook, co-author (1992–1994).
The Ned-Equity Guide to Company-owned Policies, author (1983).
Tax Planning, co-founder and co-editor (1985–1989).
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Independent tax specialist (to date).
Director Melrose Art (Pty) Ltd 2015 to date
Director Tax Five (Pty) Ltd (2009 to 2012).
Presenter for Bsp Seminars® (1972 to date).
Partner Silke Divaris Stein (1983–1994).
Partner-representative Divaris Stein Publishing (1983–1989).
Partner Dr A S Silke & Associates (1973–1983).
Assistant to Dr Aubrey Silke (1972–1973).
Member of SAICA and thus a Chartered Accountant (SA) from 1970 to about 1995.
Lecturer University of Cape Town (1971).
Junior lecturer University of Cape Town (1970).