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2016 News - 12 Sep 2016

SPECIAL VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAMME (SVDP)

As you will recall in the Budget Speech the Minister of Finance proposed a Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) to enable South African resident to regularise foreign exchange transactions and the income tax consequences arising therefrom.

2016 News - 12 Sep 2016

YOUR SME: KING IV CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CODE MAY APPLY TO YOU

The King reports over the last two decades have become locally and globally synonymous with good governance. To date the King Codes have had limited impact on small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

2016 News - 12 Sep 2016

A GOOD NEWS STORY: FARMING IS DOING BETTER THAN WE THINK

One of the stories that underpins the current wave of pessimism around our economy is farming. We read stories about:

2016 News - 12 Sep 2016

BE PREPARED AS GOVERNMENT TAKES AIM AT TRUSTS

For many years government has been hostile to trusts. In the latest draft Bill of 2016 taxation amendments, a provision has been inserted on trusts.

2016 News - 22 Apr 2016

PREPARE NOW FOR LEASING CHANGES THAT WILL IMPACT YOUR BUSINESS

If your accountant uses IFRS (“International Financial Reporting Standards”) in compiling your financial statements, and if you lease assets, then changes are coming that you need to start preparing for.

2016 News - 18 Apr 2016

TAXPAYER BEWARE: SARS CAN NOW UNILATERALLY EXTEND “PRESCRIPTION OF ASSESSMENT” PERIODS

Until the recent change in our tax laws, prescription of assessments (the expiry date of when SARS could still reassess a return submitted) in practically all cases took effect:

2016 News - 18 Apr 2016

HOW MANY DAYS WILL YOU BE WORKING FOR THE TAXMAN THIS YEAR?

A local think tank measures the amount of time it takes for taxpayers to pay their income taxes. In 2016, it will take until 25 May (“Tax Freedom Day”) before taxpayers can earn for themselves – in other words from 1 January to 25 May (146 days) you effectively pay your taxes and from 26 May to 31 December your earnings are your own.

2016 News - 18 Apr 2016

TAX FREE SAVING ACCOUNTS (TFSA) ARE WORKING – ARE YOU TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THEM?

In the 2015 Budget, Finance Minister Nene introduced a tax free savings incentive.

2015 News - 14 Dec 2015

EMPLOYERS: DO YOU FACE A DOUBLE PENALTY IF YOU CONTRAVENE TWO ACTS?

A recent Labour Appeal Court case highlighted the need, when planning to terminate an employee’s services, to ensure that the correct legal procedure is followed. More interestingly, it answered the question of whether, if the termination transgresses two Acts, the employer is separately liable for each transgression.

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