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  • What does 'ring-fencing of assessed losses' mean and how does it affect you?
  • What does 'ring-fencing of assessed losses' mean and how does it affect you?
    Do you have a side business that you declare and claim losses for on your tax return? If so, beware! You may be caught out under the ring-fencing rules of Section 20A of the Income Tax Act (ITA). But what does ring-fencing of assessed losses actually mean? Read on to find out... If you're not sure what 'ring-fencing of assessed losses' means, don't fret. The Practical Tax Loose Leaf Service has... ››› Read more
  • [20 January 2017]
  • The one document that will protect you from a SARS field audit
  • A notification from SARS lands in your inbox. You're being audited. And not just any audit. A field audit... So what now? Well, ordinarily, you'd have to stop everything you're doing and prepare for your audit. Look for documents, pull your finance team away from their busy workload, just to make sure you have everything ready for SARS when they pitch up at your door. But wait... You d... ››› Read more
  • [19 January 2017]
  • How to reduce your VAT with business travel input tax claims
  • My friend Gordon is one of the directors of an outsourced training company. He's always flying around the country to present training for his company's clients, and often goes on training courses overseas. He asked me which portion of his travel, subsistence and accommodation costs his company can claim back as input tax, because he doesn't receive a regular subsistence allowance. He simply kee... ››› Read more
  • [19 January 2017]
  • Two ways to reduce your capital gains tax when you sell an asset
  • Every time your business sells, donates or scraps an asset, for gain, SARS takes some of your money as capital gains tax. And this chunk gets bigger every year. In 2015 if you sold an asset you would have paid 18.65% tax on it. In 2016, the current tax year, you stand to pay 22.4%. That's a 3.75% increase in just one year. Let me put that into perspective for you and show you a way to ... ››› Read more
  • [19 January 2017]
  • 7 Vital questions about sick leave over holiday periods....
  • 7 Vital questions about sick leave over holiday periods....
    Did you see an increase in the number of staff calling in sick over this holiday period? Are you expecting a flurry of sick notes from them because they were absent on the working days that fell amidst all the public holidays? We receive a lot of interesting questions about sick leave...  Questions that are probably on your mind too! Let's have a look at them… .............................. ››› Read more
  • [19 January 2017]
  • Discover how Vat works with credit notes so you can avoid SARS penalties
  • Discover how Vat works with credit notes so you can avoid SARS penalties
    Do you know when you should issue a credit note? What about dealing with Vat on credit notes? Read on to find out what these two things include so you can comply with the Vat Act and avoid hefty penalties. The Practical Vat Loose Leaf Service explains that credit notes are issued when a sale or a supply takes place and one of the following subsequently happens to that supply (sale): The... ››› Read more
  • [19 January 2017]
  • Eight topics you must include in your induction training for contractors
  • Eight topics you must include in your induction training for contractors
    According to the new Construction Regulations 2014, it's your duty as the client to provide induction training for any contractors on site. Here's a checklist of eight items you must include in your induction training for your contractors. According to the new Construction Regulations 2014, it's your duty as the client to provide induction training for any contractors on site. It's a vital part of... ››› Read more
  • [18 January 2017]
  • What PPE do the general safety regulations require?
  • What PPE do the general safety regulations require?
    The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) contains 50 sections and 20 sets of regulations. The different regulations specify the specific requirements you must adhere to. This includes requirements about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Read on to find out what the general safety regulations require when it comes to PPE. When it comes to PPE, you can't just comply with the regulations y... ››› Read more
  • [18 January 2017]

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