Monthly Archives: January 2017

HIDDEN VALUE IN AN AUDIT ENGAGEMENT

It sometimes happens that we as auditors arrive to meet a new client and one of the first things they say is, “I hope you’re not as scary as the previous auditor’’. Granted it is said in a slightly joking … Continue reading

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ESTATE PLANNING: PEACE OF MIND OR UNPLANNED HEADACHE

We meet with a number of clients annually to sign off their annual financial statements and taxes. In this meeting we usually ask, “Have you got a Will?” Mr and Mrs Client then often look at each other and turn … Continue reading

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FINAL AND DILUTED LEGISLATION IN RELATION TO LOW INTEREST LOANS AND TRUST

The renewed focus by National Treasury on the taxation of trusts was widely anticipated and it came as little surprise earlier this year that the first version of the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2016, introduced what will become the … Continue reading

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PROVISIONAL TAX: DID YOU KNOW?

Provisional tax payments is not a separate tax but pre-payments of income tax for a specific tax year. These pre-payments ensure that the tax load is spread over the tax year and can avoid a nasty surprise when SARS calculates … Continue reading

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