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  • You will avoid CGT if you dispose any of your assets in these seven ways
  • You will avoid CGT if you dispose any of your assets in these seven ways
    You probably know that certain events are regarded as disposals for CGT purposes. But did you know that if you dispose of an asset in these seven ways, then there's no disposal of CGT involved? Read on to find out more... Three instances where you don't have to pay Capital Gains Tax... And eight other ways to LEGALLY beat the taxman! Giving a huge percentage of y... ››› more
  • [07 December 2016]
  • Free checklist: 16 assets that must have valuation certificates for tax purposes
  • Free checklist: 16 assets that must have valuation certificates for tax purposes
    To help you ensure you never pay more Capital Gains Tax (CGT) than you should, you need valuation certificates. These are formal documents from a registered valuation company that show you the accurate market value of the asset based on its age, use and the current value of similar assets. You need this information so when you dispose of the asset you can correctly calculate your CGT on the ass... ››› more
  • [25 November 2016]
  • If you have a December or January financial year end, you can save on CGT
  • If you have a December or January financial year end, you can save on CGT
    With December around the corner, you only have two months left to save some money on your capital gains tax bill. The new Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rates came into effect on 1 March 2016, but SARS has given you until the end of the December/January financial year-end to use the old CGT rates. But why is this? And how will it affect you? Let's take a look... Eight ways to LEGALLY... ››› more
  • [02 November 2016]
  • You'll owe SARS tax even after you're dead!
  • You'll owe SARS tax even after you're dead!
    If you think the only time you're tax free is when you're dead, you're wrong! The taxman's arm extends even past death! If you're dealing with your company's distribution, trust or deceased estate, then Capital Gains Tax applies to you. This is just one of the situations in which there's a Capital Gains Tax implication whether you're aware of it or not! Read on as I explain the Capital Ga... ››› more
  • [27 October 2016]
  • Here's how to minimise Capital Gains Tax
  • Here's how to minimise Capital Gains Tax
    If you sell or dispose of assets, then you can't escape from Capital Gains Tax (CGT). And if you don't comply here, you'll be hit hard by penalties and fines. But what if I told you that you didn't always have to pay Capital Gains Tax on assets you got rid of? That's right! There is a way. And in this article I'll show you what it is... Keep reading to find out... *****ADVERT***** ... ››› more
  • [14 June 2016]
  • Five steps to account for capital gains tax correctly in your company books
  • Recently, I told you when a transaction has a capital gains tax (CGT) implication and how to calculate it correctly. Today, I'm going to show you how to account for the disposal of an asset correctly. If you get this wrong, you'll have incorrect financial statements. And you won't calculate your income tax correctly either. Read on to find out how to account for the disposal of an asset.... ››› more
  • [24 June 2015]
  • Buy investment property and pay the least possible Capital Gains Tax
  • Many people believe an investment property is a safe haven to put away some money for the future. But when you sell an investment property you could be liable to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT). If you don't plan it properly, the CGT you'll have to pay on your investment property could be very high. And it would defeat the purpose of making money. That's why I'm writing to you today. Read o... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • 10 Assets you don't have to pay Capital Gains Tax on
  • Every time your business sells, donates or scraps an asset and it makes a profit, SARS takes a big bite out of the proceeds as Capital Gains Tax (CGT). You can't escape CGT. In fact, if you try, SARS could easily find you guilty of tax evasion and smack you with a 200% penalty! But the good news is, there are 10 assets you don't have to pay CGT on. Read on to find out what they are so you ... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • Transfers to a trust: What are the capital gains tax implications?
  • Today, we're taking a look at resident trusts and capital gains tax (CGT). We're going to look at some of the generic transactions involving trusts and the capital gains tax consequences of each! To start off with, here's what we mean by transfers to a trust: Assets transferred to a discretionary trust through a donation will give rise to a deemed disposal of the assets donated at t... ››› more
  • [10 June 2015]
  • Special rules for capital gains tax when dealing with company distributions!
  • There are some special rules relating to capital gains tax. Today we'll show you how to find out if they apply to you and how should you deal with the issues in the field. First of all, you should know that if you have a company, deceased estate or trust, then you have to follow the special rules that apply. Today we look at situations when you have to deal with company distributions. Let's ... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
  • How to move assets around to minimise Capital Gains Tax!
  • There are ways to minimise Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and today we'll show you how to do this. First of all, if you transfer an asset to your spouse because of a divorce order, or if there's an agreement in place to divide the assets through a court order, then it's assumed that there's been a disposal. Note that the roll-over relief doesn't apply where assets are transferred to non-resident spous... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
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