TGS South Africa News

June 29, 2020

Tax Season 2020 will be Easier Thanks to SARS’ New Approach!

“Death, taxes, and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them” (Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind)  This year’s tax season will unfold in […]
June 29, 2020

Giving is Good – Just Know Who You are Giving To

There is usually an upsurge in giving when there is a severe crisis. COVID-19 is no exception – witness the outpouring of help for vulnerable people […]
June 29, 2020

Who will Emerge as Winners and Losers in the Post Covid-19 Marketplace?

Many trends that emerged in the lockdown period will almost certainly continue post Covid-19. Technology, for example, has received a huge boost with products like Zoom […]
June 29, 2020

Fraudsters are Everywhere: Cybercrime up 667% since Lockdown

There has been a surge in internet scams over the past three months – from malware, phishing and ransomware to obtaining your log-in details. Take extra […]
June 29, 2020

Your Tax Deadlines for July 2020

7 July – Monthly PAYE submissions and payments 24 July – VAT manual submissions and payments 30 July – Excise Duty payments 31 July – VAT […]
May 26, 2020

Technology, COVID-19 and How the World Will Change

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen” (Vladimir Lenin, who would have known!) In a recent seminar, the President of […]
May 26, 2020

Tax Freedom Day: How Many Days Did You Work for The Taxman in 2020?

“I Have Bad News and – No, Actually I Just Have Bad News” (Rick Riordan) In the current year it has taken the average South African […]
May 26, 2020

Life Made Easier (and Safer) For Non-eFilers

When SARS have requested documentation from taxpayers who do not use eFiling, the taxpayers have had to take these documents into a SARS Branch. Now SARS […]
May 26, 2020

Your Tax Deadlines for June 2020

5 June – Monthly PAYE submissions and payments 25 June – VAT manual submissions and payments 28 June – Excise Duty payments 30 June – VAT […]
April 29, 2020

COVID-19 and Directors: Your Duties and Liabilities in the Coronavirus Crisis

There are significant obligations placed on directors by the Companies Act and personal and criminal liabilities if they fail to meet these obligations. As a director […]
April 29, 2020

Tips for Managing your Staff Working from Home

In this brave new world of COVID-19, many people are working from home. Even after there is a cure for the virus, this trend will likely […]
April 29, 2020

How Different Will Our Landscape Be Post-Coronavirus?

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future” (Niels Bohr) Pandemics kill more people than wars – the introduction of the Black Death plague […]
April 29, 2020

Be Ready for a SARS Lifestyle Audit

We read about Eskom staff having to undergo lifestyle audits so that corruption can be identified and stamped out.  SARS have been conducting lifestyle audits since […]
April 29, 2020

Your Tax Deadlines for May 2020

7 May – Monthly PAYE submissions and payments 25 May – VAT manual submissions and payments 28 May – Excise Duty payments 29 May – VAT […]
March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Lockdown: Relief Programs for Businesses and SMMEs

The President, telling the nation that “We will prioritise the lives and livelihoods of our people above all else, and will use all of the measures […]
March 30, 2020

Businesses: How to Survive the Coronavirus Panic

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” (Winston Churchill) Globally, the COVID-19 coronavirus has spread panic amongst societies and markets. Businesses are suffering their most […]
March 30, 2020

Is Passwordless Authentication the Next Big Step?

Consider these facts: Over 80% of hacking is password related. In the first world the average cost of fixing a successful hack is $3.9 million. The […]
March 30, 2020

On a Lighter Note – Some Entertaining Tax Stories

UK Revenue officials recently released some entertaining excuses from taxpayers: One taxpayer claimed their mother-in law was a witch and had cursed them. Some said that […]
March 30, 2020

Your Tax Deadlines for April 2020

7 April – Monthly PAYE submissions and payments 24 April – VAT manual submissions and payments 29 April – Excise Duty payments 30 April – VAT […]
March 2, 2020

Budget 2020: Some Tax Relief!

Taxpayers were preparing for once again being squeezed in 2020, but we have been pleasantly surprised as we have been given a myriad of tax concessions […]
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