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Don’t let the tax return be a burden
It is tax season and we have this bit of advice to offer: be proactive and avoid missing deadlines, check the accuracy of IRP5 forms prior to submission, do not...
Tracking a decade of trends in corporate...
Despite uncertainty and tougher trading conditions in almost every sector of the economy, corporate South Africa continues to demonstrate its commitment to corporate...
Time is money – stop wasting it on futile...
According to a survey of time use conducted by Stats SA, South Africans spend roughly 121 minutes per day participating in meetings, which amounts to over 10 hours a...
Ensure your agents are compliant
While banks doing business across Africa have to be careful with regard to their compliance with SA's Financial Intelligence Centre Act (Fica), they also have to be...
9 Ways to get your employees out of debt
If you care about your employees’ wellness, you should also care about their financial wellbeing. Debt and financial problems can affect productivity, so it also...
In the world of business, ignorance is not...
There is a sophisticated spectrum of financial tools available to managers and entrepreneurs, all of which were non-existent 20 years ago. In theory, this should...
Staff outsourcing is the solution to agreed...
Strike action is so destructive to a business’ operations, it comes as no surprise that organisations are willing to go to extremes to avoid such devastation.
Minimising the impact of wage overpayments
Wage overpayments can have a significant impact on the corporate bottom line, employee and business taxation, and also employee relations.
Financial considerations upon reaching...
As you near retirement, two questions will likely occupy your thoughts: “how do I manage my time” and “how do I manage my finances”.
How to run a cost-effective payroll
Employees who are paid efficiently, accurately and on time are productive and profitable, which is why payroll administration is a high-return investment for every...
Further ruling issued by SARS in respect of...
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued binding private ruling 264 on 3 February 2017 (Ruling). In essence, the Ruling determines whether each share to be...
Staff outsourcing can save a business up to...
In a survey published in the New York Times, American workers admitted that only about 35% of their day was productive work time. The rest is lost to distractions -...
The millennial’s guide to retirement...
Millennial workers, those who entered adulthood in the early 21st century, are now at a stage where they need to be looking at their retirement seriously in order to...
Tax comments on the 2017 Budget Review
VAT on fuelNational Treasury has indicated an intention to expand the VAT base by removing the zero rating on fuel. To mitigate the effect, National Treasury is...
Budget 2017 commentary
Key points from the Budget SpeechThe Budget Speech was very light on matters affecting retirement fund investors, and did not reference retirement reforms at all.
Radical economic transformation: Did Budget...
COSATU issued a press release recently in relation to its “enormous expectations” for the 2017/18 budget. As regards the tax proposals, how does Budget 2017...
Brace yourselves - Income tax increase...
We encourage all employers, employees and payroll departments to prepare themselves for an income tax increase that was announced during Finance Minister Pravin...
Budget 2017/2018 – what will this do to my...
South Africans are becoming used to hearing bad news in terms of our pockets on the 2nd Wednesday afternoon in February. Sadly, we don’t expect anything...
High employee turnover – what it really...
Despite the increasing emphasis of organisations in implementing measures to retain top talent, very few companies actually consider the financial implications of...
The RA top up contribution: new rules, same...
The period between the calendar and tax year end is referred to as “RA season” by the savings industry in South Africa. It is during this time that taxpayers seek...
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