TGS South Africa News

May 30, 2019

Worker Burnout: Too Much Work and Unclear Goals

“‘Burnout’, n. ‘Physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress’” (Oxford Dictionaries) Two issues have come to the fore in terms of staff experiencing burnout […]
May 30, 2019

Small Business Owners: Don’t Overlook Your New Compliance Requirements!

Small business has limited resources and optimising these resources is a balancing act. Part of this balancing act includes the role of compliance. These requirements have […]
May 30, 2019

Your Tax Deadlines for July 2019 and Good News for Taxpayers

Firstly, there are no major deadlines in June but tax season opens in July, so make sure you have all your documentation ready for your 2018/2019 […]
April 30, 2019

Small Businesses: Make The Most of Your Tax Breaks!

“There are two systems of taxation in our country: one for the informed and one for the uninformed.” (U.S. Judge Learned Hand) Whether you have recently […]
April 30, 2019

Quick Wins to Get Our Economy Going Again

“I approach every problem with optimism” (Nelson Mandela) The mood of optimism that pervaded a year ago is rapidly fading – the Business Confidence Index is […]
April 30, 2019

Employers – Need Reducing Staff Conflict With Employee Rights?

The Companies Act gives directors wide powers to manage the organisation – the Act states “The business and affairs of a company must be managed by […]
April 30, 2019

Tax and Solar Energy Plants: Your Business Can Deduct the Costs Upfront

“If only there was some kind of an infinite power source that was free to use all day every day…” (Anon) In a recent binding ruling, […]
April 30, 2019

Your Tax and Other Deadlines for May 2019

Your Employer Annual Reconciliation Declaration (EMP501) for the period 1 March 2018 to 28 February 2019 is due on or before 31 May. This relates to […]
April 30, 2019

SARS – Important Update on VAT for E-Services from Foreign Suppliers

This has been causing waves since SARS stated its intentions of making electronic services subject to VAT last year. Now the final regulations have been published […]
March 28, 2019

Expat Tax: How Will The Changes Affect You?

“A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.” (Ecard humour) (Note: If you aren’t yourself an expatriate, please […]
March 28, 2019

Companies: Don’t Inadvertently Encourage Unethical Behaviour

“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work” (Peter Drucker) In a recent interview of a prosecutor, he […]
March 28, 2019

The CIPC Is Taking On Wrongdoing by Directors – A R4.3bn Example

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has often been viewed as just an administrator and recorder of decisions made by companies. In February however, the […]
March 28, 2019

Sugar Tax: Good for the Taxman, Bad for the Sugar Industry

“If governments tax products like sugary drinks, they can reduce suffering and save lives. They can also cut healthcare costs and increase revenues to invest in […]
March 28, 2019

What Our New Tax Statistics Tell Us

There are only run-of-the-mill tax deadlines in April, but some interesting information emerged from the recently-released 2018 edition of SARS’ Tax Statistics – For the first […]
February 27, 2019

What does Budget 2019 mean for you?

The following proposed tax changes were announced Income tax rates are left unchanged. The primary rebate was marginally increased but the overall effect of this is that […]
February 27, 2019

Your Selection of Budget 2019 Tax Calculators

“People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women” (Anon) How long will you work for the taxman today? Input your […]
February 27, 2019

Budget 2019: Credibility Restored?

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have […]
February 27, 2019

How to Improve Risk Management in Your Business

Risk management has become increasingly popular in the past twenty years. It is also a corner stone of good governance. Despite this increased focus, businesses are […]
February 27, 2019

VAT Taxpayers: New Relief on Correcting Tax Invoices

There has been an anomaly in VAT law which new legislation has now largely resolved. The problem with the old position It has always been simple […]
February 27, 2019

SARS Warns Taxpayers: “Use Only Registered Tax Practitioners”

There are no major tax deadlines for March but SARS is again warning taxpayers to – Only use registered Tax Practitioners, Ask for the practitioner’s registration […]
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