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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 health services” (World Health Organisation) The Sugar Tax was introduced last April and has … Continue reading

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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 CIPC issued a Compliance Notice to the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) instructing it to … Continue reading

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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 expressed surprise that most of the people charged with commercial crime were normal and … Continue reading

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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 think of passing this on to someone who is – forward planning is important here!) … Continue reading

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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 to correct calculable errors in tax invoices, such as price. A VAT debit or … Continue reading

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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 still being blindsided by events which result in high costs being incurred. Potential problems … Continue reading

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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 done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the … Continue reading

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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 salary into the 2019 Tax Clock calculator and find out how many hours you … Continue reading

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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 individuals will pay R12.8 billion more in tax – the so called “bracket … Continue reading

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Budget 2019: Your Tips for Tito

On 20th February the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, will make his budget speech. Traditionally, the Minister asks the public what they would like to see in the budget and this year Treasury has specifically asked South Africans to send … Continue reading

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