TGS South Africa News

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 […]
April 24, 2017

Aggrieved Minority Shareholders: You Have Plenty of Options

The Companies Act gives directors substantial leeway to run a company and gives them considerable powers to do this. So how does it protect minority shareholders […]
April 24, 2017

SMMEs and BBBEE Firms: Government Wants To Do Business With You

The government spends over R500 billion annually on goods and services. Promises have been made for several years that government would promote small and medium-sized businesses […]
April 24, 2017

Frightening Fraud Statistics – Protect Your Business Now!

A global organisation which focuses on internal (i.e. management, owners and staff) fraud, recently released some sobering findings. Understanding them is your first step in protecting […]
April 24, 2017

Junk Status Is Now a Reality – How Will It Affect Us?

Events have moved swiftly – on 31 March the Minister of Finance and the Deputy Minister were axed. Ratings agencies Fitch and S&P downgraded South African […]
April 24, 2017

How Many Days A Year Do You Work For The Taxman?

In the last few years in particular we have been aware of tax increases. The Free Market Foundation measures how many days in a tax year […]
March 30, 2017

Your Tax Deadlines for April

There are only the usual deadlines for April but employee tax season has opened and your EMP501 is due by the end of May. Don’t delay, […]
March 30, 2017

Blockchain Technology is Coming – Could Your Business Use It?

Blockchain offers exciting possibilities of what new technology can achieve. What is blockchain? It is a transparent, secure and tamper-proof method of storing data. It can […]
March 30, 2017

It’s COIDA Time Again!

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) is a statutory insurance policy for your employees and pays them compensation if they are killed, injured, […]
March 30, 2017

Flattery and Peer Pressure Can Help Your Business

Imagine you get an email from a charity asking you to participate in an event 60 kilometres away on Saturday. The email details how much good […]
March 30, 2017

Are You Battling to Get a Tax Refund?

Two months ago we wrote about how the Tax Ombud was now more independent of SARS and it hasn’t taken the Ombud long to flex these […]
March 30, 2017

You Will Retire, So Get Ready Now!

Benjamin Franklin once said the only certainties in life are death and taxes. To that you can add retirement (assuming the Grim Reaper doesn’t interfere earlier). […]
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