Accounting & Tax News

Sugar tax is essential

Many governments are using tax to promote healthier lifestyles. High consumption of sugar is linked to common diseases, such as heart disease, cancer en Type 2 Diabetes. A recent study reflected that South Africa is the 2nd highest ranking regards to deaths attributed...

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Checklist for small and medium sized enterprises

When starting up a business or working on growing your business, you can easily feel overwhelmed by the many regulatory bodies and requirements in South Africa. It can become a cumbersome process by spending a great deal of your time simply trying to comply. Although...

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Can tax be avoided legally?

Lack of planning is often the biggest mistake that taxpayers make. A transaction’s facts and nature cannot be changed once it has been completed, which the tax liability is based on. Planning beforehand will assist the taxpayer in understanding the tax liability, the...

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Stopper on Tax Refunds

A number of taxpayers has experienced challenges in the payment of their refunds and received requests to visit a SARS branch in order for their refund to be finalised. During the early phases of the 2016 filing season it was determined that there were a number of...

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Debt Outsourced

SARS has outsourced a portion of its debt book to service providers to assist in collection of debt. A 6 month outsourcing project has been implemented with respect to undisputed and unsecured debt older than 4 years, as from 1st June 2016. The following service...

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