July 31, 2017

REFORM ON THE TAXATION OF PENSION FUNDS

Some controversy surrounds one of the most significant amendments that would have been effected by the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 25 of 2015, and the Tax […]
July 31, 2017

SALARY SACRIFICE SCHEMES – LATEST JUDGMENT BY THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL

Salary sacrifice schemes are popular in practice. Typically, they involve employers paying a decreased salary to their employees, with an added fringe benefit to make up […]
June 20, 2017

ARE RETIREMENT ANNUITIES STILL USEFUL?

When talking about financial planning and investments it is not uncommon that people say and hold opinions such as “I don’t like retirement annuities, they are […]
June 20, 2017

WITHHOLDING TAX ON PROPERTY SOLD BY NON-RESIDENTS

A remarkable number of non-residents own property in South Africa. While non-residents are not subject to South African capital gains tax generally, an exception is to […]
June 20, 2017

DIVIDENDS TAX COMPLIANCE

Our clients will know that the dividends tax replaced the old Secondary Tax on Companies (“STC”) effectively 1 April 2012 already. Briefly, the STC was a […]
June 20, 2017

ESTATE PLANNING FOR YOUNG ADULTS

It is very important for you to plan your estate, which could include a living will, a last will and a living trust. This can help […]
June 13, 2017

Submit your 2017 Income Tax Return and avoid penalties

Annual Tax season is here, and Income Tax return submissions begin 1 July 2017. We’ve taken the liberty of answering frequently asked questions individuals may have. […]
May 22, 2017

SO, YOU WANT TO START A BUSINESS? FIRST CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING FACTORS

Often people say wistfully “I wish I had my own business”. Some of them take it further and decide what kind of product or service they […]
May 22, 2017

TRANSFER OF A PROPERTY: IS VAT OR TRANSFER DUTY PAYABLE?

A purchaser is responsible for payment of transfer cost when acquiring an immovable property, but it should further be established if the transaction is subject to […]
May 22, 2017

APPOINTMENT OF THE EXECUTOR OF MY WILL

This is a subject which causes more and more discussion and people become more knowledgeable about Executor’s fees and how it is calculated once a person […]