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April 29, 2020

Tips for Managing your Staff Working from Home

In this brave new world of COVID-19, many people are working from home. Even after there is a cure for the virus, this trend will likely […]
April 29, 2020

How Different Will Our Landscape Be Post-Coronavirus?

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future” (Niels Bohr) Pandemics kill more people than wars – the introduction of the Black Death plague […]
April 29, 2020

Be Ready for a SARS Lifestyle Audit

We read about Eskom staff having to undergo lifestyle audits so that corruption can be identified and stamped out.  SARS have been conducting lifestyle audits since […]
April 29, 2020

Your Tax Deadlines for May 2020

7 May – Monthly PAYE submissions and payments 25 May – VAT manual submissions and payments 28 May – Excise Duty payments 29 May – VAT […]
March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Lockdown: Relief Programs for Businesses and SMMEs

The President, telling the nation that “We will prioritise the lives and livelihoods of our people above all else, and will use all of the measures […]
March 30, 2020

Businesses: How to Survive the Coronavirus Panic

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” (Winston Churchill) Globally, the COVID-19 coronavirus has spread panic amongst societies and markets. Businesses are suffering their most […]
March 30, 2020

Is Passwordless Authentication the Next Big Step?

Consider these facts: Over 80% of hacking is password related. In the first world the average cost of fixing a successful hack is $3.9 million. The […]
March 30, 2020

On a Lighter Note – Some Entertaining Tax Stories

UK Revenue officials recently released some entertaining excuses from taxpayers: One taxpayer claimed their mother-in law was a witch and had cursed them. Some said that […]
March 30, 2020

Your Tax Deadlines for April 2020

7 April – Monthly PAYE submissions and payments 24 April – VAT manual submissions and payments 29 April – Excise Duty payments 30 April – VAT […]
March 2, 2020

Budget 2020: Some Tax Relief!

Taxpayers were preparing for once again being squeezed in 2020, but we have been pleasantly surprised as we have been given a myriad of tax concessions […]
March 2, 2020

Your Selection of Budget 2020 Tax Calculators

How long will you work for the taxman today? Input your salary into the 2020 Tax Clock calculator and find out how many hours you will spend today […]
March 2, 2020

Budget 2020: Will it Please Moody’s?

“Baby, baby, baby you’re out of time” (The Rolling Stones) Over the past several years South Africa’s debt position has worsened considerably to the point where […]
March 2, 2020

Directors: “Knowing” Is A Potentially Career-Threatening Word for You

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” (Benjamin Franklin) The Companies Act 2008 places onerous duties on directors and if you do not meet these […]
March 2, 2020

Your Tax Deadlines for March 2020

6 March – Monthly PAYE submissions and payments 25 March – VAT manual submissions and payments 30 March – Excise Duty payments 31 March – VAT […]
January 29, 2020

Take Advantage of the Venture Capital Company Allowance While You Can

“There are two systems of taxation in our country: one for the informed and one for the uninformed” (U.S. Judge Learned Hand) Small and medium-sized enterprises […]
January 29, 2020

Small Businesses: How to Survive and Thrive

“Why do approximately 70% – 80% of small businesses fail within five years? Why are certain entrepreneurs more successful than others?” (Extract from UWC article below) […]
January 29, 2020

Directors: Be Careful, You Will Be Held More Accountable In 2020

The past few years have seen scandals emerging in both the private and public sectors. Steinhoff, State Capture, Eskom, the Guptas and Bosasa, to name a […]
January 29, 2020

Lying About Qualifications – Prison Time for Employees on the Horizon

An issue that has been around for a while has been employees misrepresenting their qualifications to their employer. This has adverse consequences for the employer as […]
January 29, 2020

Budget 2020: Tips for Tito – Make Your Voice Count!

On 26 February 2020 the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, will be making his annual budget speech. Traditionally, the Minister asks the public what they would […]
January 29, 2020

Your Tax Deadlines for February 2020

7 February – Monthly PAYE submissions and payments 25 February – VAT manual submissions and payments 27 February – Excise Duty payments 28 February – VAT […]
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