Author Archives: StrachanCrouse

What you need to know about tax and work travel allowance in South Africa during Covid-19

Covid-19 has far-reaching effects for the South African taxpayer and, unbeknown to many, may be silently increasing their tax liability for the 2021 year of assessment.  There is a causal link between travel allowances (and the same applies to company … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Deemed disposal at death

Section 9HA of the Income Tax Act is a deemed disposal rule for deceased persons is effective from 1 March 2016 and is applicable in respect of a person who dies on or after that date  Section 9HA of the … Continue reading

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Caring for your loved ones by caring for their future

We’ve all seen it in movies and novels: A young unsuspecting person wakes up one day to find out that they had been left an extraordinarily large estate from a distant relative that they hardly knew existed. We chalk it … Continue reading

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What to expect this tax season as an individual taxpayer

The tax season is swiftly approaching. For many people, it’s a time of the year that they dread. When it comes down to it, tax can become complicated mess that involves a lot of maths and calculations that just doesn’t … Continue reading

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The death of a shareholder: what happens next?

A shareholder can be defined as a person, whether natural or juristic, who owns shares or stock in a company. A person can be a sole proprietor or owner of 100% of the shares, or a part shareholder where for … Continue reading

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Managing finances during Covid-19

Covid-19 walks into the room and leaves many of us breathless, a terrible reality that we cannot simply wish away. One thing is clear, the pandemic has exposed the many cracks within the system and our lives that we believed … Continue reading

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Can Sars deduct tax debts from your bank account?

Section 179 of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 allows the South African Revenue Service (Sars) to issue a notice to a person who holds or owes money, including a pension, salary, wage or other remuneration, for or to a taxpayer, … Continue reading

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Estate planning: The role of your executor

You need to appoint someone with the right set of skills to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible.  Executorship is an onerous position and, given that an estate can take anywhere between six months and several years … Continue reading

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Managing your finances after a pay cut

Strategies to somehow stay afloat facing a dire financial future: Interview with John Manyike from Old Mutual. NOMPU SIZIBA: The Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns have seen economies the world over suffer great economic hardship, with businesses losing revenue and some staff losing their … Continue reading

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The rules around returns and refunds during South Africa’s lockdown

The Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman (CGSO) says it has received several complaints relating to returns and refunds during the level 4 lockdown. The ombudsman said that the majority of complaints have centred around clothing, and that some clothing suppliers are not … Continue reading

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