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THE TAXATION OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES

May 10, 2021

You can’t deny that there is a lot of hype and interest about Cryptocurrencies at the moment. One of the loudest questions being asked right now is, are Cryptocurrencies taxed? Many South Africans have made millions with Cryptocurrencies recently and everyone is asking, is there a SARS Cryptocurrency tax? The answer is, yes, there is […]

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2021 BUDGET SPEECH HIGHLIGHTS

March 2, 2021

On 24 February, Finance Minister, Mr. Tito Mboweni, delivered the National Budget Speech outlining the government’s priorities for 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government was forced to re-evaluate the economic outlook of the economy, and things have taken a challenging turn. Budget speech highlights include the expectation that the total consolidated spending would […]

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INS & OUTS OF VAT FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS OWNER

February 8, 2021

The importance of businesses, both large and small, for our economy, goes without saying, especially their role as taxpayers. All businesses have tax obligations to meet, including paying Value Added Tax (VAT) to SARS, but don’t fear, it’s not all bad news, as there are several benefits to acquiring a VAT number. This post looks […]

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HOW ARE YOU AFFECTED BY CAPITAL GAINS TAX?

November 26, 2020

No one likes a surprise from the Taxman, because we know it is hardly ever good. The year we’ve made a profit should be one for celebrating, not for sharing with SARS. Understanding Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and how it works is key to saving pennies when you are looking to sell an asset or […]

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SA’s RECENT TAX CHANGES

November 17, 2020

They say change is as good as a holiday. Well, it seems that the new bills being proposed by the South African Revenue Services in its draft Tax Law Amendment Bill (TLAB) and draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB) may not be changes worth celebrating. The changes include a three-year lock-in period for taxpayers […]

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Time is running out for SA’s Venture Capital Companies’ tax incentive

September 29, 2020

For small businesses starting up or wanting to expand, the most effective help they can receive is funding. Without funding small businesses fail or just can’t move forward. This is where the section 12J Venture Capital Companies (VCC) tax incentive has been so helpful for SMMEs. The focus of the tax incentive is to channel […]

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Tax Recovery Post-COVID-19

August 31, 2020

We’ve all probably had that parent telling us how important it is to save for a rainy day; that if you put money away in a savings account or an emergency fund, you will be able to stop adding to your debt with every financial obstacle you face. You know the kind of bump in […]

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What to Know about the Payment Relief Measures for Provisional Taxpayers

July 16, 2020

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down and we are yet to understand the huge impact it will have on our country’s economy and its people. It does seem, though, that Treasury is trying its best to bring relief measures to South Africans and boost companies’ cash-flow and prevent […]

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Tax Calculator – Income Tax Tables 2019

March 18, 2019

Tax tables 2019

All income tax calculators are based on the tax tables from SARS for the specific period of taxation and this is what is used to work out your tax liability, that is the amount of money you need to pay to SARS. The formula to calculate your base tax liability is simple: Base Tax Liability […]

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Budget 2019 – the changes affecting you

February 20, 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his maiden budget this afternoon which offers little in the way of relief from the tax hikes of previous years. It also involves a surprise carbon levy pushing fuel prices even higher.   Read on to learn about the changes affecting you: Income Tax Changes: For the first time since […]

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