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 […]
May 22, 2017

TAX ON PENSION FUNDS AND DIVORCES

It is an unfortunate reality that marriages may after many years end up in divorce. When this happens the parties either have to agree on how […]
May 16, 2017

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS – HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR VAT?

SARS recently published two Binding General Rulings (number 40 and 41) that have put the tax treatment of non-executive director’s fees to bed, which will come […]