TGS South Africa News

August 22, 2017

HOW CAN A PERSON GET MARRIED IN SOUTH AFRICA?

A person can get married in terms of a civil marriage, customary marriage, civil union or religious marriage. A religious marriage is not recognised as a […]
August 22, 2017

IS YOUR BUSINESS POPI COMPLIANT?

POPI refers to South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act which seeks to regulate the Processing of Personal Information. What is Personal Information? Means any information […]
July 31, 2017

Robots and the Rise of AI: Will New Technology Lead to Greater Unemployment?

“The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog […]
July 31, 2017

Protect Your Clients’ Personal Information from Hackers!

We have been speaking of hacking and ransomware for a while and it just grows and continues to make news. In a recent case in England, […]
July 31, 2017

The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme: Time is Running Out, and Automatic International Exchange of Tax Information is Kicking In

There has been widespread reporting that globally, revenue authorities are clamping down on tax havens. As from next month, tax authorities from over 50 countries (set […]
July 31, 2017

FICA: Will the Revised Act Still be a Four Letter Word?

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA) has been operating since 2001 but lately has been revised to bring it into line with global practices and to […]
July 31, 2017

Your Tax Deadlines for August (and some SARS Humour)

If you are an individual provisional taxpayer, the first 2018 provisional payment is due on 31 August 2017. On another tack altogether, who knew SARS had […]
June 29, 2017

Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation

In The News Again: Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) has proceeded with its aim of introducing Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation […]
June 29, 2017

Blockchain Technology

Blockchain Technology: New Potential in Financial Services Bitcoin is currently the best known user of a blockchain platform, but expect many more varied uses to emerge. […]
June 29, 2017

MUST YOU PAY TAX ON BITCOIN TRANSACTIONS?

MUST YOU PAY TAX ON BITCOIN TRANSACTIONS? Bitcoin has become increasingly used in South Africa and there are some good platforms for its use. Although it […]
June 29, 2017

Companies Act Compliance

Directors and Shareholders: There’s Hope If You Forget Companies Act Compliance Requirements The “new” Companies Act is pitted with clauses requiring that special resolutions be passed. […]
June 29, 2017

STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS WILL BOOST YOUR PROFITS

VET YOUR SUPPLIERS!  GOOD STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS WILL BOOST YOUR PROFITS Suppliers play a strategic role in your business because if they fail to deliver on time […]
June 29, 2017

TAX SEASON OPENED ON 1 JULY

TAX SEASON OPENED ON 1 JULY: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW, AND DO “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car […]
May 30, 2017

Lean Times Ahead: 6 Steps to Help You through Them

“We have seen better days” (Shakespeare) When you read that nearly 75% of the middle class experience financial difficulty and a similar percentage are in debt, […]
May 30, 2017

Non-Executive Directors: Income Tax and VAT Implications

There has been uncertainty for some time as to whether employees’ tax (PAYE) should be deducted from payments made to Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) for the services […]
May 30, 2017

SARS Streamlines its Alternative Dispute Resolution System via eFiling

Often in the dispute process, vital documents cannot be accessed. For example, a request to SARS to explain an assessment (Request for Reasons) is lodged but […]
May 30, 2017

Which is Better for Your Business?

Which is Better for Your Business?   Lots of Rules or a Few Good Principles? Most of us are weighed down by compliance. Think of FICA, […]
May 30, 2017

Lessons from the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

The mid-May WannaCry “ransomware” virus affected more than 100 countries, including South Africa. It showed that these types of attacks can be spread incredibly quickly and […]
May 30, 2017

Your Tax Deadlines for June, and another scam warning

There are only run-of-the-mill tax reporting deadlines in June. As SARS is an obvious target for scams, always be cautious when receiving communication from SARS. Make […]
April 24, 2017

Your Tax Deadlines For May

Your Employer Annual Reconciliation (EMP501) is due on 31 May. Don’t underestimate the amount of work involved in preparing and submitting this form, and ask your […]
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