Category Archives: Budget

Budget 2021: What It Means to You

Faced with apprehension, the first Budget Speech of the “new normal’ was generally well-received, with the Rand holding steady, markets reacting positively, and South Africans breathing a collective sigh of short-term relief. A surprisingly optimistic 2021 Budget provided funding for … Continue reading

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Budget 2021: Your Tax Tables and Tax Calculator

Individuals and Special Trusts will see some relief from the Budget 2021 proposals, and to help you quantify that, and as a convenient reminder of the various other taxes that remain unchanged, we share both the official SARS Tax Tables … Continue reading

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New National Minimum Wage and Earnings Thresholds From 1 March 2021

1 March 2021 sees a new National Minimum Wage in place, plus an increase in the “earnings threshold” provided for in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA). Quoting from the Employment and Labour Minister’s formal announcement of the changes, … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Getting the Most from Your Tax-Free Savings Account

Tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) have been around for just over five years, and yet many people still do not know about them, are unfamiliar with the benefits or don’t know how to take maximum advantage of this unique investment opportunity. … Continue reading

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Cut your electricity bills!

Electricity has become a bane in our lives – not only does it increase in price by double digits each year, but we also face the ongoing possibility (perhaps probability) of load shedding. But we can be proactive as there … 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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You and Budget 2018: The New Tables

For ease of reference please find below – The new tax tables for individuals and trusts (with notes). The new tax tables for Small Business Corporations. NEW INCOME TAX TABLES 2018/19 (INDIVIDUALS & SPECIAL TRUSTS) Taxable Income Tax   R0 … Continue reading

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