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TO AUDIT OR NOT TO AUDIT?

The new Companies Act stipulates that only listed companies, and companies deemed to be in the public interest, are required to be audited and that non-public companies may choose between an independent review or an audit. Given the value of … Continue reading

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS – HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR VAT?

SARS recently published two Binding General Rulings (number 40 and 41) that have put the tax treatment of non-executive director’s fees to bed, which will come in effect on 1 June 2017. As it stands, a Non-Executive Director (NED) earning … Continue reading

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HOW TO REDUCE THE COSTS IN AN ESTATE

Ensure sufficient cash is available to avoid sale of assets – Fisa. Ingé Lamprecht  /  7 March 2017 00:27 JOHANNESBURG – The death of a spouse, friend or relative is often an emotional time even before estate matters are addressed. And truth be … Continue reading

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EXEMPTION FOR FOREIGN SALARY EARNERS

South African tax resident individuals are liable to income tax on their worldwide income. In other words, where a South African tax resident individual were to earn a salary for employment which may from time-to-time be exercised outside of the … Continue reading

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INTEREST FREE LOANS TO DIRECTORS

It is very often the case that a company extends an interest free or low interest loan to a director. This manifests either as a true incentive or benefit to that director (mostly the case in larger corporate environments) or … Continue reading

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HOW (NOT) TO DRAFT A WILL

JOHANNESBURG – It might be easy to argue that a will is an unnecessary document, especially if it won’t make any difference to the distribution of the assets in the estate. But beware. The argument is flawed for two reasons. … Continue reading

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BEWARE OF CAPITAL GAINS TAX WHEN YOU EMIGRATE

While many people immigrate to South Africa, we also see many of our clients emigrating from South Africa. And while formal migration-status is not necessarily linked to tax residency, the time of tax migration often coincides with formal emigration linked … Continue reading

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FIVE INPUT TAX CLAIMS YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE

Input tax is the VAT you pay your suppliers in the course of your business as well as VAT paid on goods you import. SARS allows you to claim the input tax for your relevant tax period when you complete … Continue reading

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EMPLOYER ANNUAL RECONCILIATION

The Employer Annual Reconciliation starts on 18 April 2017 and employers have until 31 May 2017 to submit their Annual Reconciliation Declarations (EMP501) for the period 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2017 in respect of the Monthly Employer Declarations … Continue reading

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DONATIONS AND TAX

The aim of this article is to alert individuals to donations tax considerations over and above the utilisation of the full R100,000 annual exemption which will inevitably be used to a great degree now that section 7C has been introduced. … Continue reading

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