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DO YOUR LOVED ONES KNOW WHERE YOUR WILL IS?

This is such an important question to ask, as most people that have drafted a will believe that having drawn up a will is enough. Unfortunately, this is not the case and it is critical that you and your loved … Continue reading

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TRUSTS EN ARTIKEL 7C VAN DIE INKOMSTEBELASTINGWET, WET 58 VAN 1962

Van ons kliënte wat inter vivos trusts opgerig het, oorweeg dit om die trusts te ontbind vanweë die belasting- en administratiewe las wat veral die laaste tyd op trusts afgedwing word. Dit is egter nie ‘n besluit wat ligtelik geneem … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT SARS DATES

There appears to be an increased focus recently by SARS in relation to tax compliance. We therefore want to highlight the below important dates again to our clients to ensure that they are always fully tax compliant. Non-compliance may lead … Continue reading

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NEW CODE EXTENDS ACCOUNTANTS’ ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS

A professional accountant’s obligation to report non-compliance with laws and regulations has become more stringent, thanks to a new section to the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants’ code. Non-compliance goes far beyond reportable irregularities, and includes non-actual or suspected … Continue reading

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WHAT IS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT?

What makes one company or firm more successful than another? Better products, services, strategies, technologies or, perhaps, a better cost structure? Certainly, all of these contribute to superior performance, but all of them can be copied over time. The one … 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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HOW FINANCIAL STATEMENT AUDITS DELIVER KEY BUSINESS INSIGHTS

Financial statement audits are not just a compliance exercise, but also an opportunity to gain knowledge that can generate positive business results. In many cases, though, companies are not taking full advantage of the insights that audits provide, a recent … Continue reading

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CREATING A WILL: A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER

Talking about a last will and testament sometimes feels like giving health or dental advice. People listen to your advice and suggestions with the kind of guilty unease of someone who is listening to the dentist talk about the necessity … Continue reading

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GONE ARE THE DAYS OF TAX-FREE SALARIES ABROAD

Many South African taxpayers earning a salary abroad have for many years been able to benefit from so-called “double non-taxation”. This would be the case where salaries are earned in countries where the employer country would not tax salaries earned … Continue reading

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FIVE TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS PAYROLL

Payroll is typically the number one concern for many small business owners worried about getting it right. But it needn’t be difficult – here are 5 top tips to make payroll easier. Know your big deadlines Dealing with accounting deadlines … Continue reading

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