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Protecting your Company’s Reputation When Staff Work from Home 

The number of staff working from home has surged with the lockdown, and many office-based employers now plan to keep most or all of their employees working remotely for the long term. There are of course many advantages to allowing those … Continue reading

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Employees Working from Home: What Tax Deductions Can You Claim?   

Working from home is part of our “new normal” and home offices are predicted to remain a permanent feature of many employment relationships in the future.  Both employees and their employers should be familiar with the tax angles, in particular the opportunity to claim tax … Continue reading

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Fraudsters are Everywhere: Cybercrime up 667% since Lockdown  

It didn’t take the online fraudsters long to realise that the coronavirus lockdown has opened up a whole new avenue of opportunity for them.   Malware, phishing and ransomware attacks are surging, and schemes offering some form of financial relief are particularly evident. All … Continue reading

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Who will Emerge as Winners and Losers in the Post Covid-19 Marketplace? 

As we wend our weary way through the pandemic and the lockdown’s economic fallout, let’s not lose sight of the fact that eventually we will inevitably return to some form of “normal”. As the wry Internet joke has it “This too will … Continue reading

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Giving is Good – Just Know Who You are Giving To

There are many worthy causes trying to help vulnerable South Africans in this time of national crisis. Supporting these initiatives is of course absolutely the right thing to do, and the only note of caution to be sounded before you make a donation is this – if … Continue reading

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Tax Season 2020 will be Easier Thanks to SARS’ New Approach!

SARS has announced changes to this year’s tax filing season, driven partly by its ongoing innovation program and partly by the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst as author Margaret Mitchell pointed out there never is a convenient time for “death, taxes and childbirth”, SARS’ new changes offer time-saving … Continue reading

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Technology, COVID-19 and How the World Will Change

We must all adapt to the rapidly-changing world thrown at us by the pandemic. We have no alternative – both our businesses and our personal lives are already deeply dissimilar to what they were only a few short months ago, and there is no sign that things will … Continue reading

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Tax Freedom Day: How Many Days Did You Work for The Taxman in 2020?

“Tax Freedom Day” is a concept telling us taxpayers just how long we have to work every year to pay the Taxman his share before we start earning for ourselves.  Normally our “Freedom Day” gets later and later every year in … Continue reading

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Life Made Easier (and Safer) For Non-eFilers

When SARS have requested documentation from taxpayers who do not use eFiling, the taxpayers have had to take these documents into a SARS Branch. Now SARS have launched on online form that taxpayers can complete and upload with the documentation requested by SARS.  The online form … Continue reading

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How Different Will Our Landscape Be Post-Coronavirus?

Predicting the future can never be easy, but we all of us need to prepare as best we can for the future landscape that will greet us when the current COVID-19 crisis is finally over.   Perhaps we can learn a lesson or two from the history of the world’s past global pandemics and their after-effects … Continue reading

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