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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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Value-added remarks on Value-Added Tax (VAT)

VAT is an integral part of our economic society and is something that influences everyone, especially businesses in South Africa.  In this article, we will discuss a few do’s and don’ts regarding VAT. Valid tax invoices In South Africa’s current … Continue reading

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DOES THE BUDGET SPEECH AFFECT YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS?

On 20 February 2019, Tito Mboweni, Finance Minister delivered his 2019 Budget Speech. In arguably the most uneventful budget in the past 25 years, hereby a short summary of the most significant proposals for the 2019 Budget as tabled by … Continue reading

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FORM REQUIREMENTS FOR OBJECTIONS

Dispute resolution with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) generally has a two-pronged approach. Firstly, taxpayers must present their case on the merits – this will include the factual basis and background that has led to the dispute. Secondly, and … Continue reading

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VAT TRAP COULD IMPACT ON YOUR EARNINGS

It’s been nine years since the annual threshold required to register as a VAT vendor was increased from R300,000 to R1m. If you consider the effects of inflation over that period it seems clear that a growing number of businesses, … Continue reading

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HOW TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT YOUR VAT201 FROM 1 APRIL 2018

The Minister of Finance announced a VAT rate increase from 14% to 15% effective 1 April 2018 in the 2018 Budget Speech. To assist you in preparing your VAT return (VAT201) submission, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) would like … Continue reading

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HOW WILL THE 2018/2019 AFFECT YOU, THE INDIVIDUAL?

The 2018 Budget was sure to be a delicate balancing act between the much needed tax hikes (whatever the reasons that got us onto this precarious economic precipice, the fact is that the situation is what it is) and adequate … Continue reading

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VAT INCREASE TO KICK IN ON APRIL 1

During his maiden budget speech, (former) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba made the expected announcement that the value-added tax (VAT) rate will increase to 15% from April 1. This is the first increase in the VAT rate since April 1993 and … Continue reading

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7 PITFALLS TO AVOID WHEN SETTING UP A CASH FLOW FORECAST

Sometimes small businesses think proper financial management is better left for the Fat Cats and industry giants. No matter the size or age of your business, cash flow forecasting and budgeting is key to its success. Here are seven don’ts for setting up your business … 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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