Avoid penalties, submit tax returns

The closing date for tax return submissions is fast approaching. With 31 October a mere six weeks away, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) is urging companies and individuals [...]

SMME’S: HOW TO AVOID FIRST-YEAR PITFALLS

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are crucial to South Africa’s growth, but many of them fail in the first year of business, says Innovative Accounting Solutions director, Stefani du [...]

GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSALS TO BOOST SMALL BUSINESS ARE POSITIVE, BUT MORE IS NEEDED

“Government needs to show that it is serious about creating an enabling environment for small and medium enterprises (SMMEs) in South Africa, by increasing the R2.1 billion it has [...]

SMMEs: A 2018 BUDGET WISHLIST

While small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) will be keeping a close eye on today’s budget speech, the news is already promising following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s maiden State-of-the-Nation address [...]

Measures to ease pressures on small-business owners

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his State of the Nation Address last week, boosted the hopes of small business owners by promising to create a more conducive environment for them [...]

SARS PENALISES TAX-PAYERS

In a scandal-weary nation such as South Africa, the latest revelations in the Gupta state capture saga, the implication of key South African Revenue Services (SARS) employees, and the [...]

Fiscus opts for hidden taxes to hide tax increases

South Africa has a new ‘sin’ tax on sugar, which can be henceforth expected to automatically rise every year by 6% to 10%, along with tobacco and alcohol duties. [...]

Is there a need for small businesses to fear the 2017/18 Budget?

High and middle income earners are hearing a stream of bad news as the 2017 – 2018 Budget Speech by finance minister Pravin Gordhan approaches. Accoridng to Renier Nell, Master [...]

Trusts are still the best solution to protect your assets

Every day hundreds of people around the country get an unwelcome visit when a court Sheriff arrives at their home with the intent of removing their property – in [...]

Keep your business afloat in a tough economy

Smart importers could reduce their cost of goods by as much as 40%, thereby undercutting competition while growing their own profit margin.   According to Renier Nell, a master [...]

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