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  • What tax must a charitable Trust register for?
  • What do you know about the tax treatment of a charitable Trust. Must this type of Trust register for income tax and Vat? Or should the Trust only be registered for Vat and not income tax. Read on to find out the answer... Regardless of what Trust it is, it must be registered for income tax Whether it must be registered for Vat will depend on it meeting the requirements for registration i... ››› more
  • [18 March 2015]
  • Revealed: When you should apply for employees tax, SDL and UIF!
  • When it comes to employees' tax, you, the employer, are obliged to register for employees' tax purposes if you pay remuneration to an employee who liable for normal tax. This registration must be done within 21 days of him becoming an employer. Bear in mind that the registration process is the same for individuals. And that's not all you need to do, you also need to register for SDL and UIF l... ››› more
  • [12 March 2015]
  • Avoid double taxation! Use the unilateral relief system
  • The only way to avoid being forced to pay taxes twice is knowing and implementing the unilateral relief, as stated by the current law. Note that each country has different rules when it comes to their finances and taxation system. Read on to find out more about unilateral relief: Unilateral relief is given on an individual or aggregate basis, and a country will grant this relief without an... ››› more
  • [10 March 2015]
  • Income makes the world go round. What does your income do?
  • Sure, you'll have to pay a certain amount to the state. Your contribution is not small. But your work isn't also not small and definitely not unsignificant. So when it comes about working for someone else or managing your own money, where do you stand? Do you hope to get rich, really rich or just above the average earnings? According to the IRS Statistics of Income Division, a place where fun... ››› more
  • [27 February 2015]
  • UIF contribution threshold to be reduced to R1 000pm for 2015
  • On Wednesday, 25 February, the National Treasury proposed a one-year relief measure with regards to Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) contributions in Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene's 2015 Budget. He proposed that the contribution threshold should be lowered to R1 000 a month for the 2015/16 year. Here's how this impacts your company's payrolll. UIF threshhold lowered in 2015 Budget speech ... ››› more
  • [26 February 2015]
  • Find out if you'll have to pay dividend tax at the end of 28 February 2015!
  • There's a new section in the Income Tax Act that brings along a new payment request. It affects dividend tax and how you'll need to pay it. Take a look below... According to the section, any South African taxpayer who made a transfer pricing adjustment in previous years of assessment will be required to pay dividend tax at the end of 28 February 2015. In order to make this clearer, note tha... ››› more
  • [25 February 2015]
  • Under what circumstances can an employer pay a performance bonus?
  • There are several reasons for which a performance should and can be paid. Keep in mind that a performance bonus is normally paid for good performance, and should be based as a percentage of the employee's salary or wages. Also, according to the actual law, a performance bonus can also be paid as a lump sum to a department, and split up in equal amounts to each employee in that department. This... ››› more
  • [23 February 2015]
  • Six changes to corporate income tax returns you must know about or face 200% penalties
  • At the end of 2014, SARS made several changes to its corporate income tax return. And when you submit your company's return this year, you'll need to be up to speed with these changes. If you don't know what they are, you might make a disastrous mistake. A mistake that could land you a 200% fine for non-compliance. Don't let that happen to you! Here are the six changes you need to comp... ››› more
  • [03 February 2015]
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