Monthly Archives: August 2018

CAPITAL GAINS TAX AND THE ANNUAL EXCLUSION

With the 2018 tax-filing season for individuals in full swing, it is worthwhile looking at a common misconception regarding the determination of capital gains tax for individual taxpayers, specifically the role of the ‘annual exclusion’. Ensuring that the annual exclusion … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS VERSUS EMPLOYEES

For tax and legal purposes, it is important that employers distinguish between employees and independent contractors. Let us demystify the distinction. Does being an independent contractor (as opposed to a salaried employee) make it possible to have a huge legal … Continue reading

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CA’s BEHAVING BADLY: THE SAICA PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT CODE EXPLAINED

The accounting profession is under pressure at the moment to improve public perceptions on whether they, and more specifically chartered accountants, are still behaving ethically. “Since the widespread reports of various chartered accountants’ unethical behaviour, it has become apparent to … Continue reading

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THE STRUGGLE OF SAVING

We live in a time of ever-increasing living costs and financial pressure. Fuel price hikes. Food price increases due to the drought. High interest rates. Rising taxes. It is becoming more and more difficult to save, and for some people … Continue reading

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