NEWS | EMPLOYEE BURSARY BENEFITS BECOMING POPULAR INCENTIVE AMONG COMPANIES

The ability for employees and business owners to pre-tax structure their relatives’ school and tertiary education fees remains one of the few available but seldom used tax planning opportunities.

NEWS | 10 SOFT SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Hard skills are easy to quantify in the workplace and at home: either you know how to program software, or you don’t. Either you understand how to design a stellar spreadsheet, or you don’t.

NEWS | SIX SARS AUDIT TIPS FOR THE CAPTURED

Last week we were asked what Mr Edward Kieswetter’s first actions should be when he takes over the reins at SARS on 1 May. The answer for us was a no-brainer, crack down on those implicated in the State Capture Inquiry, starting with the beans spilled on Bosasa.

NEWS | A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN

Newly appointed tax commissioner Edward Kieswetter has hinted at the regime he plans on implementing at the embattled Receiver from 1 May 2019. In short, the “tax holiday is over”. The sheriff is ready to clean up the town.

NEWS | MOTIVATING “SURVIVING” EMPLOYEES WITH BENEFITS AFTER RETRENCHMENT

They may experience feelings of powerlessness and, subconsciously, being betrayed by the organisation to which they offered their allegiance.

NEWS | THE IMPLICATIONS OF GIVING INFORMAL LEGAL ADVICE

NEWS | ZONDO COMMISSION WILL DELIVER FOR KIESWETTER A DREAM START

ZONDO COMMISSION WILL DELIVER FOR KIESWETTER A DREAM START The President has entrusted Edward Kieswetter as the new Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service. Boasting a stately CV and with an impressive track record, the Commissioner certainly looks to be the right man for the job under normal circumstances. But these are extraordinary times […]

NEWS | SARS CAN MAKE YOU PICK UP THE TAB OF YOUR OWN AUDIT

For those who have been subjected to a SARS audit, it may be hard to imagine a reality where this experience can be any more agonising. If this resonates with you, perhaps consider a world where SARS makes you pay for the resources it had to expend in putting you through this ordeal. The truth […]

NEWS | FRIVOLOUS DISPUTES: TAXPAYERS BEWARE!

The Tax Court judgment in XYZ CC v C:SARS (ITC 13 868) (“XYZ case”) was recently delivered as a stern reminder to taxpayers who only follow the objection process as a method to purposely delay the payment of tax, where there appears to be no valid basis to do so.

NEWS | THE WORLD CUP – NOT ALL SEATS ARE CHEAP

Starting line up It is quite the spectacle. Whether it’s the Cricket, Rugby or Football World Cup, the buzz and excitement of a host of countries coming together to compete for what is the ultimate top honour in that sporting discipline, carries with it a frenzy of activity. Spectators come out in their droves to […]