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January 6, 2021

The Way Forward: More Virtual Meetings?

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” (Arthur C. Clarke, English science writer and inventor) Virtual meeting platforms have their pros and cons, but the […]
January 6, 2021

Your Tax Deadlines for January 2021

  7 January – PAYE submissions and payments 25 January – VAT manual submissions and payments 28 January – Excise Duty payments 29 January – VAT […]
November 27, 2020

A Remote Working Danger: Independent Contractor or Employee?

The prevalence of remote working since the start of the national lockdown in March has brought to the fore the need to distinguish between an employee […]
November 27, 2020

Accounting Tips for SMMEs in a Rocketing Tax Future

“The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward”: John Maynard Keynes While there are diverse reasons why SMMEs ultimately fail, financial […]
November 27, 2020

6 Tips for Getting the Most from Your Tax-Free Savings Account

“He said that there was death and taxes, and taxes was worse, because at least death didn’t happen to you every year.” (Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man) […]
November 27, 2020

Employees Working Abroad: How to Avoid Double Tax

“Every advantage has its tax.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) The purpose of the foreign remuneration exemption, which was introduced in 2000, is to provide relief from any […]
November 27, 2020

Your Tax Deadlines for December 2020

7 December – Monthly PAYE submissions and payments 24 December – VAT manual submissions and payments 30 December – Excise Duty payments 31 December – VAT […]
October 29, 2020

Leaving a Legacy: Ensure Your Business Survival with a Succession Plan

“A leader’s lasting value is measured by succession.” (John C. Maxwell)  Succession planning is preparing for the future of your business, ensuring the people and resources […]
October 29, 2020

Six Tips for More Effective Online Meetings

“Meetings should be like salt – a spice sprinkled carefully to enhance a dish, not poured recklessly over every forkful. Too much salt destroys a dish. […]
October 29, 2020

SMMEs: Preparing for the Second Wave

“Forewarned is forearmed” (Samuel Shellabarger, Prince of Foxes) The daily Covid-19 infection rate has decreased considerably over the last month or so. South Africans have found […]
October 29, 2020

The Five Most Common Tax Pitfalls That Small Business Owners Should Avoid

There are five common tax pitfalls that owners of small businesses should look out for and avoid. These hazards include three value added tax (VAT) issues, […]
October 29, 2020

Your Tax Deadlines for November 2020

6 November – Monthly PAYE submissions and payments 16 November – D-date for taxpayers filing online 25 November – VAT manual submissions and payments 27 November […]
September 29, 2020

Employee Health and Wellbeing: A Strategic Priority for COVID-19 and Beyond

“It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to […]
September 29, 2020

Your SME and the Economy – Prepare for the Long Way Back

The South African economy could take as long as seven years to get back to the size of R5.1 trillion it was at the end of […]
September 29, 2020

How to Protect Yourself and Your Company after the Experian Data Leak

“Cyber-Security is much more than a matter of IT.” (Stéphane Nappo, 2018 Global Chief Information Security Officer of the year)  According to official communications from Experian, […]
September 29, 2020

The Feasibility of a Freelancing Business in Uncertain Times

Business start-up planning has been extensively covered over the past twenty years and longer, and without understating its importance or re-inventing the wheel, perhaps it has […]
September 29, 2020

Your Tax Deadlines for October 2020

7 October – Monthly PAYE submissions and payments  22 October – D-day for Branch filing – Taxpayers who cannot file electronically  23 October – VAT manual […]
August 27, 2020

How Chaos Sparks Business Innovation

“All great changes are preceded by chaos. The disruption we see in the world is the prelude to emergence.” (Deepak Chopra) The greatest innovation is created […]
August 27, 2020

Tax Incentives to Invest in Small Business: The Clock is Ticking

“Creating an environment in which SMMEs can thrive is inextricably linked to creating conditions in which all businesses can thrive.” (National Treasury, 2019 Economic Strategy document) […]
August 27, 2020

Tips and Ideas to Retain Your Best Staff and Skills During COVID-19

Small businesses across South Africa face the challenge of keeping their best staff and skills during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that they can survive these […]
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