February 28, 2017

SO WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF TRUSTS?

One of the questions that we are most confronted with by our clients is what the future of trusts are in South Africa.  Some questions even […]
February 28, 2017

OBJECTING TO AN ASSESSMENT

One of the risks of not using a tax professional to attend to one’s tax affairs arises when SARS assesses an individual’s income tax return.  Quite […]
January 27, 2017

BUDGETS: ARE THEY WORTH THE EFFORT?

A lot of small businesses are managed by the owner, especially in the early years of a business’s existence. As the owner is intimately involved in […]
January 27, 2017

EXPLAINING ZERO RATED VAT

Value-Added Tax, or VAT, is currently typically charged at 14% on all taxable supplies of goods or services rendered by registered VAT vendors. Taxable supplies exclude […]
January 27, 2017

HOME OFFICE EXPENDITURE

With current day realities manifesting in ever increasing distances required to be travelled to get to an office, traffic congestion, etc. more and more employers are […]
January 27, 2017

TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SHORT TERM INSURANCE

We take out short term insurance for peace of mind. You pay your premiums regularly and feel safe because you know you are covered should any […]
November 21, 2016

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND THE COMPANIES ACT

One of the more significant changes that the “new” Companies Act, 71 of 2008, brought about was that a company may now provide financial assistance to […]
November 21, 2016

PERSONAL SERVICE COMPANIES

Natural person taxpayers who earns a salary have very few items of expenditure available to them which they may deduct for income tax purposes (section 23(m) […]
November 21, 2016

THE FUTURE OF ACCOUNTING DEGREES: WILL DEGREES BE REPLACED BY DIPLOMAS?

There often appears to be a perception that accounting diplomas are inferior to accounting degrees. However, employers often disagree with this statement. Employers appoint both people […]
November 21, 2016

SO WHEN AM I AUTHORISED TO ACT AS A TRUSTEE?

The Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988 defines a trustee as meaning “any person (including the founder of the trust) who acts as a trustee […]