TGS South Africa News

September 28, 2017

Payslips Are Important! A Practical Guide to Getting Them Right

Getting payslips correct for your staff carries legal responsibilities for both you and the staff member. Payslips are of course often used in the public domain, […]
September 28, 2017

3 Future ‘People’ Trends – Be Prepared

“Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it” (John Naisbitt, futurist and author of ‘Megatrends’) A recent survey identified three major trends for […]
September 28, 2017

Your Tax Deadlines for October

Your Tax Deadlines for October Your EMP501 Interim Employer Reconciliation is due on 31 October. It pays to begin this early as it is a lengthy […]
August 30, 2017

Directors’ Meeting Minutes: Why Are They So Important?

The Companies Act (the Act) gives directors the power to run and manage the company’s business. In return it places responsibilities and personal liabilities on directors […]
August 30, 2017

Your Will: The Master of the High Court Wants Qualified People to Assist “Lay” Executors

Many people nominate either their spouse or children to be the executor/s of their deceased estate. When the nominated person presents him or herself to the […]
August 30, 2017

SARS’ Plans to Tax Income Earned Abroad

As the law currently stands, if a South African tax resident works abroad for 183 days or more (of which 60 days must run consecutively) in […]
August 30, 2017

The Password Guru Got It All Wrong!

How many times have we entered a website and been asked to enter a new password which is at least 8 characters long and contains 1 […]
August 30, 2017

Your Tax Deadlines for September

Provisional and non-provisional taxpayers who do their 2017 Income Tax returns manually and post them or use a SARS branch drop box need to get their […]
August 22, 2017

CO-OWNING PROPERTY WITH SOMEONE ELSE: THE UPS AND DOWNS

Co-ownership is when one or more people jointly own the same property. In essence, it is when they legally share ownership without dividing the property into […]
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. […]
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