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  • Here's how to dispose of your company residence without paying Capital Gains Tax
  • SARS wants a bite of any capital gains you make. This includes when you sell of your business' residence. Any profit you make over and above the base cost of the residence is fair gain for SARS and its Capital Gains Tax (CGT) system. But there are ways you can get away with selling your company's residence without paying any CGT. Sound too good to be too? It's not! You just need to know thi... ››› more
  • [12 August 2014]
  • Two common events that trigger Capital Gains Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is every taxpayer's worst nightmare. Whether you pay it as a business owner or an individual, there's nothing fun about giving SARS some of your profits. The best way to protect your bank accounts and profits from SARS' greedy fingers is to know as much as you can about CGT. To help you stay informed, we're revealing two common events that trigger Capital Gains Tax...... ››› more
  • [12 August 2014]
  • When disposing of regular company assets, use these four golden rules
  • When you dispose of an asset, you get profit from it. SARS wants some that profit in the form of Capital Gains Tax (CGT). Now there are many factors you need to consider when it comes to the disposal of an asset and the CGT you'll need to pay. One of these things is when you disposed of your asset because the date of disposal affects when you need to pay your CGT. And that's where these four... ››› more
  • [12 August 2014]
  • Follow this vital asset disposal timing rule to avoid Capital Gains Tax issues
  • When you dispose of an asset, the date of the disposal plays a role in your Capital Gains Tax (CGT). Depending on how you dispose of certain assets, the timing rules change. But when it comes to regular disposal, which are the kind you'll deal with most, there is only one rule. Ensure you know what it is so you don't run into CGT issues...   Here's why the timing rule for regular ass... ››› more
  • [12 August 2014]
  • Think selling your private residence is always CGT free? Think again...
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is all about SARS taking a bite out of your capital gains. Now normally SARS reserves capital gain for companies. But what you may not know is some of your privately owned assets fall victim to CGT too. Assets, such as your home, can become subject to CGT and it's important to know when they do. Else, you may owe SARS money without realising it. If you don't pay that mon... ››› more
  • [11 August 2014]
  • Here they are! The nine assets you'll always have to pay Capital Gains Tax on
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT) can be a nightmare to calculate. You have to work out your profits, use the SARS inclusion rate and only then calculate the amount of CGT using your tax rate. Now what if you do all of this for the wrong assets? You see, since CGT doesn't cover all assets, it's possible to get tax assets and tax exempt assets confused. To relieve the confusion, today we're revealing t... ››› more
  • [11 August 2014]
  • Do you know how the value of your assets affects your Capital Gains Tax?
  • When you dispose of a capital asset in your company, SARS wants its slice of the proceeds. This is the dreaded Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and it's every business owner's biggest headache. But something you must remember with CGT is the value of the asset determines the capital gains you can get from it. This in terms affects the amount of CGT you have to pay. Because of this, you must revalue y... ››› more
  • [11 August 2014]
  • If your home doesn't meet these three requirements, you'll have to pay Capital Gains Tax
  • Most people assume Capital Gains Tax (CGT) doesn't cover their private homes. Now this assumption is mostly true because your home is your primary residence and not business premises, but there are times when SARS won't see your home as such. That's when you'll run into problems with CGT because you'll suddenly need to pay SARS tax on your home. To help you avoid this complication and possib... ››› more
  • [11 August 2014]
  • Selling your small business? Here's how Capital Gains Tax affects you
  • Running a small business can be scary, especially when you invest all your money into it. A lot of people do this to try to build up retirement capital. But then, there's Capital Gains Tax (CGT) that'll take a massive bite out of your retirement money when you sell the business. If this is something you're scared of, I have good news: There are special concessions for small business owners w... ››› more
  • [08 August 2014]
  • 'Does Capital Gains Tax affect provisional taxpayers?'
  • When it comes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and provisional taxpayers, the question isn't does it affect you, because it does, but how it affects you! This is when things get a bit more complicated as you try to work it out. Getting your CGT calculations wrong could incur the wrath of SARS, especially if it thinks you're cheating it. That's why, today we're explaining how CGT affects provisiona... ››› more
  • [08 August 2014]
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