TGS South Africa News

November 30, 2016

Minimum Wages for Domestic Workers Increased

This year’s new minimum wages for all domestic workers are set out in the table at the end of this article. Who is covered? All domestic […]
November 30, 2016

Your Tax Deadlines For December

There are no significant tax deadlines for December.  Don’t forget, if you are involved in a dispute with SARS, the definition of business days allowed for each party to respond […]
November 7, 2016

Are We Headed for Junk Status or Only Tax Increases?

“We have to show that we will stick to our undertakings on consolidation, but on the other hand we have got to be very mindful that […]
November 7, 2016

When Your Lease isn’t a “Lease”

“In effect, [the High Court] held that the particular lease was not a lease. This may sound like a fragment of Alice in Wonderland. If that […]
November 7, 2016

Are You Struggling to Get Your Tax Refund?

There is a feeling that taxpayers are getting fed up over the amount of tax they have to pay. Add to this the adverse publicity SARS […]
November 7, 2016

The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme Begins – What’s Changed?

We recently discussed the Special VDP which lets non-compliant taxpayers voluntarily disclose offshore assets and income in order to regularise both their tax and exchange control […]
November 7, 2016

Inflation’s Different Effects on Different Income Groups

Each month Statistics SA releases the inflation figure (CPI). Currently it is 5.9% which is a considerable improvement on February’s 7%. What is interesting is the […]
September 29, 2016

Are You Ready for the Upturn?

For the past few years, economic data has been negative. It pays to remember that the economy goes in cycles and there will be a return […]
September 29, 2016

The Updated Credit Provider Registration Threshold – Are You Still Exempt?   

“Aye, there’s the rub” (Hamlet) If you are a credit provider and required to register as such in terms of the NCA (National Credit Act), not […]
September 29, 2016

Staff Dismissals:  Beware, There’s No Honour Amongst Thieves and No Short Cuts

“A plague upon it when thieves cannot be true one to another!” (Falstaff, in Henry IV Part I) We know how time consuming dismissing staff can […]
September 29, 2016

Will The Mooted Minimum Wage Be Good For The Economy and For You?

For several years there has been considerable pressure put on government to institute a national minimum wage. The Deputy President has been heading a panel on […]
September 29, 2016

Tax Time – October Updates

The New Tax Compliance Certificate Process Made Easy SARS has recently introduced a new Tax Compliance Status (TCS) process which will enable you to see at […]
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