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  • Do you know how Capital Gains Tax affects you if you work from home?
  • More and more employers and employees are opting to work from home. It saves on time, petrol and, let's be honest, it means you can get up 30 minutes later in the morning. But all these wonderful benefits come with certain downfalls. You see, if you claim tax deductions on your home office, SARS will know this part of your home is a work space. SARS sees this space as a capital asset and par... ››› more
  • [08 August 2014]
  • Five easy steps to calculating your company's Capital Gains Liability
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is the scary tax that turns your nice healthy profits into pennies. The only thing worse than paying CGT though, is getting it wrong and paying extra penalties. That's why it's so important to work out your CGT liability correctly. This sounds terrifying because if you leave off one cent, SARS might think you're trying to cheat it. But it doesn't have to be so scary. ... ››› more
  • [08 August 2014]
  • Great news! There's ten assets that are excluded from Capital Gains Tax
  • The rule of Capital Gain Tax (CGT) is if you make a capital gain, SARS wants part of it. It takes this part by taxing your profits. This makes CGT every business owner's biggest bugbear. Every time you make a bit of extra profit, suddenly half of it goes into SARS' deep pockets. But there's good news, there are certain assets CGT doesn't cover. Find out what they are, so you can find out ho... ››› more
  • [08 August 2014]
  • Here's why the phrase "honey, here's half my company" won't cost you Capital Gains Tax
  • Capital Gain Tax comes into play anytime your company makes money. This can happen through sales or through disposal of an asset. But there are situations when you won't pay tax on capital gain. Like if you decide to give your spouse part of your business. Read on to find out why this transaction is totally tax free. *********** Product endorsement  ************ Eight ways to LEGALL... ››› more
  • [24 June 2014]
  • Pssst! Here are three situations where you DON'T have to pay Capital Gains Tax
  • The general rule of thumb with tax is, if you get money, SARS wants a piece of it. That's exactly what Capital Gain Tax (CGT) is all about. Now you may think this is a little unfair. But what you may not know is there are three situations where the law agrees. Because of this you won't pay CGT in those three situations. If this sound too good to be true, keep reading... *********** Hot o... ››› more
  • [11 June 2014]
  • Consider these six factors to correctly classify your profit as either capital or revenue
  • You must clearly and separately classify your revenue and capital incomes. This because your Capital Gains Tax has a lower tax rate than your income tax. You also have to treat your capital losses differently from your revenue losses. So when you work out which profit is revenue and which is capital, be careful. If you get it wrong you could pay too much tax and even face SARS penalties. Rem... ››› more
  • [11 June 2014]
  • Re-organise your business and minimise your Capital Gains Tax with these four tips
  • The moment an asset leaves your company and money comes in; SARS wants to take a bite out of the profits. Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is SARS' way of ensuring it always gets a piece of the action. But if you treat your company's assets like a game of Tetris, you can escape a certain amount of CGT. Keep reading to discover four tips to help you do this. Treat your company assets like a game o... ››› more
  • [11 June 2014]
  • Do you understand these five key concepts of Capital Gains Tax?
  • Whenever your company sells, donates or scraps something, SARS wants a piece of the pie. That piece is called Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and it can end up taking a lot of your income. Even worse you'll end up paying more in penalties if you don't calculate your CGT correctly or fail to declare your gains. But if you take the time to understand these five concepts of CGT, you'll be able to calcu... ››› more
  • [29 May 2014]
  • Good news: You won't trigger CGT if you dispose of an asset in one of these ways...
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is the tax you pay on the profits you make on the disposal (sale) of your assets. The good news is, there are tax breaks and exclusions in South African tax law designed to give you tax relief and lower your CGT bill. And if you dispose of an asset in one of these four ways, then there's no disposal for CGT. **************** 8 ways to LEGALLY beat the taxman The... ››› more
  • [17 April 2014]
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