Is Ramphele joining the DA or isn't she?
That's the question on everyone's minds this morning as news that Ramphele 'reneged' on her and Zille's agreement to run as their presidential candidate broke yesterday.
According to Zille, while 'the DA negotiated with Ramphele 'in good faith',' reports the Mail & Guardian, she's now pulled the plug on that deal.
This act of bad faith could turn into a legal nightmare for both groups. After all any agreement 'implied [in the] covenant of good faith and fair dealing" which is breached by acts of bad faith, for which a lawsuit may be brought (filed) for the breach (just as one might sue for breach of contract),' explains Legal Dictionary.
And the same could apply to you.
If you're caught on either side of a deal gone south, listen up: Pursuing a legal case may be pricey, but there are a number of legal fees you can claim tax back from SARS.
So which legal fees are tax deductible?
According to Natalie Cousens of Tax Watch, you can claim tax back on legal fees as long as you incur them in the course or by reason of ordinary operations. These include:
And those are just the start. There are a number of other legal fee deductions that can work to your business's advantage. And that means, if like with the DA, it makes sense to pursue a legal case, maybe you should.