Author Archives: StrachanCrouse

Belastingbeplanning: Minder ja, maar nie niks nie

Belastingbeplanning is noodsaaklik om te verseker dat jou welverdiende Rande, binne alle wette en regulasies van die Suid-Afrikaanse Inkomstediens en die Inkomstebelastingwet, te rek vir die nabye toekoms maar ook vir jou goue jare. Dit is ‘n gegewe dat almal iewers belasting sal … Continue reading

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4 good reasons not to mix your business and personal finances

Freelancers, tradesman and other self-employed people easily fall into the trap of tangling their business and personal finances. Not only does this expose the business to several risks, it also creates a bookkeeping problem by failing to account for business … Continue reading

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The relationship between audit quality and audit fees

Due to recent high-profile corporate failures in South Africa, questions are being asked about the relationship between auditor independence, the amount of fees and audit quality. There is a perception in various circles that lower audit fees equate to lower … Continue reading

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Budget 2020 highlights

“Ex Africa Semper aliquid novi,” winning requires hard work, focus, time, patience and resilience. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his National Budget Speech on 26 February 2020, leaving South African taxpayers pleased by the implementation of tax relief on personal income … Continue reading

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How technology is influencing the financial world

Accounting has moved from pen and paper to the cloud, monthly payments can be done through online banking apps, and big purchases like houses and other property can be completed using cryptocurrency. For a business to be successful, it is … Continue reading

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The Importance of ethical behaviour

For citizens, even for those of us with no aspirations in a career in law enforcement, morality and integrity are important characteristics to demonstrate. We instinctively know that it is good to be moral and act with integrity, but by … Continue reading

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Everything you’ll ever need to know about death and taxes in South Africa

In South Africa, like in most countries, death and taxes go together in the form of inheritance taxes. These are taxes that the deceased estate has to pay, in addition to the personal tax of the deceased person for their … Continue reading

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The difference between having your annual financial statements reviewed as opposed to audited

JOHANNESBURG – With the current state of the national and global economy, companies are trying to better manage their expenses. Audit fees tend to make up a significant portion of a company’s annual expenses and therefore some businesses specifically focus … Continue reading

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The importance of having a well-structured Will

And why it needs to be updated every year or at least with every life event that occurs. People often neglect to give proper attention to their Will because it forces them to face their own mortality. Yet this is … Continue reading

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Too many South Africans are slaves to debt

The country has 25m active credit consumers – and more than 10m are behind on their payments. If you want to know the frustrations associated with being in debt, ask 27-year-old Muzi Mehlala (not his real name). He is over-indebted, … Continue reading

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