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Is Your Trust Registered and Ready for Income Tax?

In this article, we look at why trusts are used by business owners, how trusts are taxed, how the tax return for a trust must be completed and submitted, and why assistance from an accounting and tax practitioner is essential to avoid the many potential pitfalls, as well as the penalties and interest that will be levied for late returns, late payments, and non-compliance.
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Owe SARS a Tax Debt? Here Are Your Options…

There are many ways in which taxpayers can find themselves owing SARS a tax debt, and this is an issue that cannot be postponed or ignored – immediate action is required to prevent SARS from exercising their wide powers of debt collection. In this article, we look at how tax debts arise; how taxpayers are notified; what your options are when you don’t dispute the tax debt but can’t pay; and what must be done if you do want to dispute the tax debt.
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Tax Season 2022 Now Open: Beware, This Year’s Deadlines are Shorter!

Yet another tax season is upon us, and this year the D-dates are much closer than you think! With the submission deadlines for all taxpayers substantially earlier this year, taxpayers are well-advised to get started on their tax returns without delay, making sure there is sufficient time to address any potential issues that may arise.
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The Simple Solution to Hassle-Free EMP501 Final Recons

Customarily due at the end of May each year, your EMP501 final reconciliation can be a challenge! The deadline is approaching for all employers. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to ensure a hassle-free EMP501 final recon. In this article we find out what the EMP501 achieves, the solution to a hassle-free EMP501 submission, what to do if you are running out of time, and what the penalties are.
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Planning to Cease Being a South African Tax Resident? What You Should Know Before Approaching SARS

Informing SARS that you are ceasing to be a tax resident via any channel could result in unintended consequences, such as an audit or an unexpected tax liability. With increasing numbers of skilled and wealthy South Africans emigrating, the tax and other implications of this option should be well understood before any decisions are made, and SARS is best approached with the assistance of a trusted advisor.
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What The New Employment Tax Incentive Limits Mean for Your Business

In this article, we find out what the new limits are, look at a few ETI calculations to see the potential tax reduction, and draw attention to the pitfalls for employers to ensure this ETI incentive can be claimed successfully, allowing companies to employ more young people by sharing the cost with government.
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Multiple Income Streams? The PAYE Dangers and a New Option for Pensioners

A nightmare situation for many South African taxpayers is discovering after their year-end tax assessment that the PAYE they paid on various income streams during the year was not enough. The result is a substantial tax debt, which can often not be settled in time to prevent hefty late payment penalties and interest.
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SARS Makes SMME Tax Compliance Easier

Tax compliance among Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) has been forced into the spotlight by The South African Revenue Service (SARS) who in January launched a new monthly newsletter dedicated to the sector. The January issue covered the matter of tax compliance and revealed a number of new initiatives by SARS to streamline services and encourage smaller businesses to meet their tax obligations.
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Tax Filing Season 2021: What You Need to Know

n May, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced that tax season 2021 would kick off on 1 July 2021. If you’re an individual taxpayer, you have until 23 November 2021 to eFile your taxes via SARS eFiling or the SARS MobiApp. The tax season start date remains the same if you’re a provisional taxpayer or are filing returns for a trust, however you’ll have until 31 January 2022 to submit your paperwork. 
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Understanding taxation of foreign employment income and exemptions

In this article, we will highlight the most important aspects of the foreign employment tax exemption and try to shed clarity on these intricate tax laws.