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  • How to work out how much tax your investments attract
  • As a business owner or shareholder, a popular way to invest is to hold or trade shares. You hold shares to make money. Either you'll hang on to your shares for a while and reap the benefits in the form of capital growth and dividends. Or you'll look at selling short to take profits on the movement in share price. The tax consequences hinge on whether the gains or losses you receive are of ... ››› more
  • [27 April 2017]
  • Take advantage of these 12 assets excluded from Capital Gains Tax
  • Every time your business sells, donates or scraps an asset and it makes a profit, SARS takes a big bite out of the proceeds. And it calls this bite Capital Gains Tax (CGT). SARS raised the CGT rates in the February 2017 Budget Speech. This means any asset sales you make after this date will cost you more. You can't escape CGT. In fact, if you try to escape it, SARS could easily find you gu... ››› more
  • [01 March 2017]
  • Two tips to get the best out of your BEE deal and save thousands on your tax bill
  • BEE transactions carry tax consequences. But many business owners simply don't know about them and end up paying thousands in tax and penalties. Don't get caught in this trap! I'm going to show you how to structure your BEE deals to save on your tax bill rather than pay out more. ************ Changes to the law you WON'T hear about in the news... If you're responsible for payroll, fringe be... ››› more
  • [01 February 2017]
  • Two ways to reduce your capital gains tax when you sell an asset
  • Every time your business sells, donates or scraps an asset, for gain, SARS takes some of your money as capital gains tax. And this chunk gets bigger every year. In 2015 if you sold an asset you would have paid 18.65% tax on it. In 2017, the current tax year, you stand to pay 22.4%. That's a 3.75% increase in just one year. Let me put that into perspective for you and show you a way to ... ››› more
  • [19 January 2017]
  • Calculating CGT? Make sure you understand these two key concepts first
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a tax you pay on the profits you make on the disposal (sale) of your assets. And there are two key concepts you must understand before you calculate your CGT. You must understand two key concepts before you take charge of your business's CGT. Assets; and Disposals. Let's take a closer look at each of these key concepts. Understand these two con... ››› more
  • [27 December 2016]
  • Avoid the CGT tax trap in just 30 minutes!
  • One of the most horrific taxes yet to be launched on an unsuspecting public is capital gains tax. This is basically the amount by which the proceeds exceed the base cost and is a tax you pay on the disposal of an asset. We will explain the specific inclusion rates that apply to individuals and companies as well as how to work out your base cost. If you get this wrong, you will pay more th... ››› more
  • [14 December 2016]
  • How to avoid capital gains tax errors by disposing of your assets at the right time
  • Did you know that capital gains tax is triggered at the time you dispose of you assets? Today I'm going to share a secret with you about the disposal of your assets. All too often people dispose of their assets at the wrong time, which could lead to a 200% penalty from SARS. Did you know you can avoid this from happening to you by simply taking note of the disposal timing rules? Let me... ››› more
  • [13 December 2016]
  • 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]
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