Income tax implications from the transfer of soccer players in South Africa

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Peer-Reviewed Research
  • SDG 17
  • Abstract:

    Abstract: Sports clubs often trade players with each other through the player transfer system. Using the doctrinal research methodology, which involves an extended review of literature, the study aims at providing an interpretative analysis of the income tax implications from the transfer of professional soccer players between professional soccer clubs, based on the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (South Africa, 1962) (hereafter the Act) and the relevant case law. This study further provides hypothetical case studies that provide different scenarios of soccer player transfers and the analysis of the income tax implications arising from the facts presented in each case study.