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March 30, 2021

Selected for SARS Verification or Audit? Here’s What to Expect… and What to Do

“Is there a phrase in the English language more fraught with menace than a tax audit?” (Erica Jong, American novelist) A number of recent tax developments […]
March 30, 2021

Raising Small Business Finance in 2021: 5 Common Mistakes with a High Impact

“Designing a presentation without an audience in mind is like writing a love letter and addressing it ‘to whom it may concern” – Ken Haemer In […]
March 30, 2021

Leadership, Ethics and Governance: The Benefits for Your Business

The European (and South African) authorities (refer to governance codes below) opted for a principles-based approach. However, governance cannot be truly effective without the integrity of purpose and […]
March 30, 2021

SMME Owners: Your Training and Education Will Boost Your Business

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” (American politician and inventor, Benjamin Franklin) Most SMMEs (Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises) in South Africa fold in […]
March 30, 2021

Employers: Compensation Fund Return of Earnings Deadline Extended

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) provides a statutory insurance policy for your employees and pays them compensation if they are killed, injured, […]
March 30, 2021

Your Tax Deadlines for April 2021

7 April – Monthly Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) submissions and payments 23 April – Value-Added Tax (VAT) manual submissions and payments 29 April – Excise Duty payments 30 […]
February 26, 2021

Budget 2021: What It Means to You

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” (Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu) It was with a sense of trepidation […]
February 26, 2021

Budget 2021: Your Tax Tables and Tax Calculator

How much will you be paying in income tax, petrol and sin taxes? Use Fin 24’s four-step Budget Calculator here to find out. Have a look at the […]
February 26, 2021

3 Survival Tips for Your Small Business In 2021: Little Things with A High Impact

“If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today” (Thích Nhất Hạnh) According to a press release issued this year by […]
February 26, 2021

The Department of Small Business Development’s Lifelines to Suffocating SMMEs

“It’s been said that government doesn’t create jobs, business does. For the most part, this is true. But government creates the environment in which businesses can […]
February 26, 2021

New National Minimum Wage and Earnings Thresholds From 1 March 2021

(N.B. The increases highlighted below are extracted from the Employment and Labour Minister’s announcement of 9 February 2021, and emphasis has been supplied where helpful in […]
February 26, 2021

Your Tax Deadlines for March 2021

5 March – Monthly PAYE submissions and payments 25 March – VAT manual submissions and payments 30 March – Excise Duty payments 31 March – VAT […]
January 28, 2021

Provisional Income Tax Due 26 February: Do’s and Don’ts for Companies

“The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having [an income on which] to pay an income tax” (Thomas Dewar) Provisional […]
January 28, 2021

Sales Reps Are the Lifeblood of Your Business – 10 Interview Questions To Ask

“Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect” (W. Clement Stone) With the world experiencing its toughest business […]
January 28, 2021

Independent Non-Executive Directors: A Value-Add for Your SME?

Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are owned and managed by the founder(s), sometimes with the involvement of family members, and in the early stages of […]
January 28, 2021

How to Find and Secure Tenders for Your Small Business – 5 Expert Tips

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure” (Colin Powell) The obvious starting points to securing […]
January 28, 2021

Your Tax Deadlines for February 2021

5 February – Monthly PAYE submissions and payments 25 February – VAT manual submissions and payments 25 February – Excise Duty payments 26 February- Personal Income […]
January 6, 2021

Companies: How to Manage Your Greater Tax Risk in 2021

If you think compliance is expensive – try non-compliance.” (Paul McNulty, former US Deputy Attorney General) The extent of corporate taxes – from income tax, employment […]
January 6, 2021

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Investing Offshore

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” (Benjamin Franklin) It can be tempting to look at South Africa and the bad news that seems to […]
January 6, 2021

What Should You Do If a Creditor Tries to Liquidate Your Business?

Due to the recession, there are a rising number of local companies in financial distress and facing threats or applications from creditors to liquidate their businesses. […]
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