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VAT is now at 15% – what does this mean for you and your business?

April 4, 2018

As of April 1st 2018, VAT increased from 14% to 15% bringing with it the likelihood of a major administration headache for you and your business. The degree to which you will be affected will depend on whether you are a VAT vendor or not. What is a VAT vendor? You are a VAT vendor […]

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Securities Transfer Tax

January 28, 2017

In this article we will look at one of the lesser known taxes called Securities Transfer Tax, which is usually synonymous with investment. If you have ever been issued a security, then you may have likely been charged Securities Transfer Tax. For those of you that may be unfamiliar with what a security is, let’s […]

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How to select a Durban accountant?

December 16, 2016

Dirmeik Consulting has recently expanded into KwaZulu-Natal and we wanted to offer advice for businesses looking for an accounting firm or tax consultant in the greater Durban area.     Accounting companies in Durban When looking for an accounting firm, it is human nature to first see if someone in your business circle can refer […]

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How to select the right tax consultant in Johannesburg?

November 29, 2016

Jozi, the city of gold and the richest province in South Africa. While Johannesburg’s gold rush has long passed, many still flock to Joburg for lucrative employment and business opportunities. For the businesses and individuals reaping the rewards of Joburg’s economy, it becomes increasingly important to find a quality accountant and tax consultant. In this […]

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Donations Tax

October 29, 2016

To continue our series of blog articles focusing on types of tax, we turn our attention to Donations tax. Most of us know the saying “It is better to give than to receive”. While that is true, it probably wasn’t taking into account the tax implications of giving which many are unaware of. If you […]

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PAYE – Employees Tax

September 28, 2016

We continue our look at the various types of tax and turn our attention to Employee’s Tax or PAYE in particular. Whether you are an employee at a company and are paying PAYE, or are starting a new company and want to find out more about PAYE for your staff, this article will clarify exactly […]

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Dividends Tax

August 29, 2016

Since April 1st 2012, Dividends Tax applied to dividends received from your investments. There is however a difference between dividends paid and interest earned from investments. In this article, we will touch on the difference between Dividends Tax and tax on interest earned. What is Dividends Tax? If you own shares and receive dividends from […]

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Turnover Tax – What is it?

July 27, 2016

Turnover tax

Over the next few blog articles, we will be shedding light on various types of tax including some of the lesser known forms that apply within South Africa. Today, we will be focusing on Turnover Tax and will explain who it is for, how it works, and the advantages of using Turnover Tax. What is […]

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Tax season – income tax returns

June 29, 2016

Must I submit an income tax return? Tax season is upon us and it is your responsibility to determine if you need to submit an income tax return to SARS in the form of an ITR12. In this article we will cover a range of points that will confirm your eligibility to submit an income […]

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The Value of Financial Accounting Statements

May 31, 2016

It is always surprising when a business fails to keep accurate financial statements. I see a failure to prepare financial statements in a considerable number of businesses, especially smaller ones. As financial statements provide such valuable insight into your business, I thought it would be a useful exercise to recap on some of the benefits […]

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