Monthly Archives: June 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, it is time to worry. Add to this the economic difficulties the country is … Continue reading

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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 they perform. There has also been debate around whether NEDs should charge VAT for … Continue reading

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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 that we can expect similar incidents in the future.  And experts warn that a … Continue reading

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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 it gets either lost or stuck in the SARS system. By the time it … Continue reading

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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, more onerous tax compliance, BBBEE, Employment Equity – the list is endless, more rules to deal with increasing complexity. How does business manage its operations with all these external … Continue reading

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The money market trap

To the general public money market unit trust funds are safe and secure; a conservative, yet sensible investment that protects capital. This is a half-truth, as safety and security come at a cost. The cost? Inflation. The money market is … Continue reading

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